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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Democrats push election-year Constitution change

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.

With plenty of politics but very limited prospects of actually changing the Constitution, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the free flow of "shady money" into politics the biggest threat to democracy he's seen. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, called efforts to limit campaign spending a tactic to rile up Democrats this election year.

Changing the Constitution is an intentionally difficult process, and leaders from both parties acknowledge that the panel's efforts to prohibit super PACs are likely to result in little more than election-year posturing.

"Our involvement in government should not be dependent on our bank account balances," Reid told panel members while sitting next to McConnell in a rare joint appearance before a committee.



Anonymous said...

They want their chosen Messiah to be a 3 prezy or even the next Dictator for life.

Anonymous said...

No they want to abolish the 1st amendment to the Constitution. This is the beginning of the end.. for your children and grandchildren, we can not allow this to happen.

Anonymous said...

I am ready to fight and eliminate a threat to our constitution. Locally I know who the problem Democrats are so that will be easy to determine our enemy.

This is a warning to the registered Democrats in this country. It might be in your best interest to switch parties as soon as possible.