I understand that crazy old Uncle Hank Johnson is at it again.
No, he hasn’t predicted that Manhattan will fall into the ocean or anything like that.
That was Guam, and it was a long time ago. This time he just thinks we need to pass a constitutional amendment that places limits on freedom of speech. Constitutional amendment!?! When an Executive Order would suffice? Isn’t that a bit of overkill?
Don’t be concerned though, for now he’s only talking about corporate speech:
“We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,”
Because “corporations control … patterns of thinking,” he said. “They control the media. They control the messages that you get,” he added.
Butt that’s right! CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Ms.NBC, The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times: all those big corporations controlling your pattern of thinking! I say, off with their heads!
Slightly off topic, butt did you know that Hank was only the 2nd Buddhist elected to the House of Representatives? Don’t you find it a bit odd that people who seemed so anxious about electing a Mormon have no concern at all about appointing a member of the real religion of peace to the Committee on Armed Services? It’s probably just me butt it seems a conflict of sorts to have a member of a basically pacifist religion assigned to the oversight committee for our military which is, when you come right down to it, designed to be a killing machine. And while I’m at it, if abortion is a litmus test for appointees to the Supreme Court, ought we not be concerned about a guy who believes in “karma” serving on the House Judicial Committee?
Butt I’m getting way off topic here: If Rep. Hank thinks that we’ve got altogether too much freedom of speech around here, he sounds like the perfect pick for us to send to the UN to accommodate their effort to implement worldwide Internet control.
Especially since Susan Rice will, if Rep. Johnson has his way, will soon have bigger fish to fry at the Department of State.
And if you don’t think she’s qualified to serve as Secretary of State, well than you’re one of those people whose “message” Hank’s amendment would limit.