Fleming Comments on Passage of DISCLOSE Act

June 28, 2010

Says Legislation Violates American’s First Amendment Rights

Washington, Jun 24 – Today, Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5175, the Democrats’ campaign finance legislation designed to regulate free speech:

“The liberals in Washington have mounted a frontal assault on free speech. The phrase in our constitution, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech,” is obviously lost on them. This politically motivated legislation flies directly in the face of American’s constitutional right to free speech and a recent Supreme Court decision. Liberals in Congress know this, which is why they’ve been sure to craft language that exempts their political allies, Unions and selective Washington Interests. Over 400 organizations, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, are adamantly opposed to the DISCLOSE Act. Only radical liberals, who believe a crucifix in urine is free speech, could contrive such a strange piece of legislation.”

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