Last year Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 19, a proposed amendment to the Constitution. Describing the amendment as an effort to “advance the fundamental principle of equality for all,” and “to protect the integrity of the legislative and electoral processes,” it would in substance modify the First Amendment. Specifically, it would give Congress the power “to regulate the raising and spending of money” in federal elections, including by limiting contributions to candidates for federal elections and expenditures by, in support of, or to oppose those candidates.Fortunately, there are still a few of the great First Amendment lions left to call this for what it is.
Floyd Abrams worked on the Pentagon Papers case, among many, many others. This is speaking truth to power. In fact, this is a time warp, a view across four decades to when the Left were firmly opposed to thought control. Different times, same voice.