Democrat Representative Wants Amendment to Restrict Free Speech

In what may turn out to have been an opening salvo by Democrats, now that President Obama has secured four more years in office, a Democrat representative from Georgia told an audience back in October that there needs to be a constitutional amendment to curb free speech.

"We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations," Rep. Hank Johnson told an audience of bobble-heads at the Annesbrooks HOA Candidate Forum.

According to Johnson, evil corporations are controlling people's thought patterns, and that's why there are people who oppose liberal policies.

"They control the patterns of thinking," said Johnson. "They control the media. They control the messages that you get. So, you are being taught to hate your government -- don’t want government, but keep your hands off of my Medicare by the way. I mean, we are all confused people and we’re poking fingers at each other saying, well you’re black, you’re Hispanic, immigration, homosexuals. You know, we’re lost on the social issues, abortion, contraception."

"They" are controlling the transmission. "They" will control the horizontal. "They" will control the vertical. "They" can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. "They" will control all that you see and hear. ...

Sorry, "Outer Limits" flashback. Or Obamanation flash forward.

I followed him up to the part about media controlling the messages we receive, but it takes a highly selective point of view not to notice that the mainstream media are overwhelmingly pro-liberal, hardly the hate-your-government types. And since he mentions Medicare, let's just assume he's actually referring to elderly Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity fans.

The next two lines about pointing fingers, separating people into categories, and focusing on abortion and contraception sounds like he's talking about the Democratic Party, but I'm sure in his mind it's all part of a vast right-wing conspiracy, the only kind of conspiracy that exists on the Left's Bizarro Earth.

But here's my favorite part of the speech:

"And these folks," Johnson said, "are setting up a scenario where they’re privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it. So, wake up! Wake up! Let’s look at what’s happening. We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations."

So speak up, America. Speak up for the home of the brave. Speak up for the land of the free gift with purchase. Speak up, America!

Sorry. Elle Woods moment.

Seriously, though. "Privatizing every aspect of our lives as we know it"?

I'm trying to think of ANYTHING that has been privatized since Obama Claus came to town.

Anyone? Bueller?

But let's just suspend disbelief for a moment. If government programs were being privatized, chances are that private enterprise could find a way to do it better, and that would be a good thing in most people's estimation.You would actually increase personal freedom while improving available services.

In Johnson's view, that adds up to a screaming need to shut corporations the heck up. I wonder how his own corporate donors feel about that? His last campaign raked in thousands from Coca Cola, Lockheed, General Dynamics, New York Life Insurance, Bank of America ... hey, wait a minute, aren't banks the No. 1 bogeyman these days? Hmm. ...

Johnson, by the way, is the same representative who in a 2010 House committee meeting worried aloud that stationing 8,000 Marines on Guam would cause the island to capsize.

Seriously.

Still, we should not underestimate the Left's desire to curtail free speech, or at least speech that opposes the liberal viewpoint. The phrase "Fairness Doctrine" has been bubbling up in Democrat meetings since the election was stolen.

Out of the mouths of babes and babbling idiots. ...


  • bsfurg

    he can shut up any time we dont need to hear him sound stupid...

  • jsmithcsa

    Every time I see an article like this, where some Democrat wants to restrict our rights, I'm reminded who the real fascists are in America -- and it isn't anyone on the right.

    • fatman45

      Despite what we are told in history books, movies and TV, fascists have always been leftists, from Stalin to Hitler to Saddam and beyond!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Smith/664886615 Stephen Smith

        Yeah, and communists have always been right-wing nutjobs! Seriously, I thought I had heard everything there was to hear, until now. Hitler was a "leftist"? Did you not learn in school that Hitler and Stalin (a real leftist) were bitter enemies of each other in World War II? And that America fought on the side of "leftists", and we are now paying the full price for that?

        No wonder America is going to hell and gone. People literally don't know their left from their right.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jon.pickett.96 Jon Pickett

          I will agree with your comment as long as we agree that the only reason Hitler and Stalin opposed each other was that they both wanted to be the leader of the world. If those two ego's would have joined forces, things might have turned out differently. Thank GOD for divine intervention.

        • Conservativesniper

          They didn't oppose each other, Jon. hitler broke the Anti-Comintern Pact. That act destroyed the alliance of the nazis and the communists. He reneged on his word. He was a bigger snake that stalin. stalin did the only thing he could do in that situation and fight back.

        • Conservativesniper

          Mr. Smith, watch this and it will break down the difference between the left and right so you can understand why Hitler is rightfully considered a leftist.http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/ But for starters, his political party was named the National Socialist German Workers Party and I'm pretty sure socialists are left wingers. obama is a leftist and a socialist, even the propaganda rag, Time magazine.agrees. Check the cover story of the Feb. 16, 2009 issue. Do you understand that? You obviously weren't taught the truth in school. Stalin and Hitler were allies until Hitler broke the Anti-Comintern Pact. fatman 45 is correct. Hitler was a left winger.

        • amagi

          Dear Mr. Smith,
          Conservativesniper is right; Hitler and his gang believed in HUGE
          government and not individual liberty, and sometimes birds of a feather
          fight each other for power - like Stalin and Hitler.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Sometimes birds of a feather fight each other for power...like conservative Christians and the Taliban?

        • Conservativesniper

          Jim David, First, it's race. Now, it's religion that you proudly and publicly display your complete ignorance. A broken clock is correct more frequently than you. Tell me how Christians(btw, I'm not one), and subhuman filth, the Taliban, are" birds of a feather", you blithering lemming? I usually give lefties the benefit of the doubt because they are usually young and have been indoctrinated in left wing ideology their entire lives. They don't know any better. But you are obviously a willfully ignorant dolt. But, maybe your mother dropped you on your head a number of times when you were an infant. It's not your fault you have brain damage. However, it IS your fault when you don't even look at the other side of the aisle and honestly compare the outcomes of the left and the right in history. You REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need to watch the ENTIRE video I mentioned above.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          "Tell me how Christians(btw, I'm not one), and subhuman filth, the Taliban, are" birds of a feather"

          Not all Christians, fundamentalist Christians. Here's how:

          1) both demand that their religion be represented in their government
          2) both seek to limit what gets taught in public schools to what fits their religious beliefs
          3) both seek to revise history (the Taliban blows up Buddha statues in Afghanistan, the fundamentalists alter textbooks in Texas)
          4) both want to control the sex lives of other citizens
          5) both want to restrict the rights of, if not outright ban homosexuality
          6) both think that they are right no matter what because their God is the only real God. And God is on their side.

        • Screeminmeeme

          JD...
          How atheists are like saddle burrs

          1. both are prickly
          2. both are made to stick it to people
          3. both make exposure to them an irritatingly unpleasant experience
          4. both are a pain in the ass

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Fair enough. Have a good evening, Screeminmeeme.

        • Screeminmeeme

          JD...None of the above is the case. I will.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          How can you say none of the above is the case? With regard to the first, just look at the most highly ranked comments at the top of this page. They are disgusting racial slurs and they have the most votes of any comments...and exactly zero votes against them.

          Here is one: "YEAH !!!! send him back to kenya with his black, brown and fag buddys"

          Surely you are not that desensitized. These are not things that good and decent people say. Ever.

        • Conservativesniper

          Anyplace where racial and social prejudice are openly tolerated? You mean like the rest of the world?

          Education is held in contempt? Like by the NEA?

          American ideals are ridiculed? Oh, you mean like when individual freedom and liberty are attacked by the left in this country? When The Bill of Rights is attacked by those who have sworn an oath to defend it ? Where being and doing your best, an American ideal, is scorned because you might 'hurt someones feelings' by being better than them at ANYTHING?
          You are succeeding in proving that excellence is abhorrent to you. And America is the only place in the world where you can go to be the best you can be. You seem to revel in mediocrity Jim David.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          You've got some real issues, man. Get a grip.

        • Conservativesniper

          1. Tell me how, since the uS govt, has been secular since at least 1797. FAIL
          2. Really, have fundamentalist Christians been successful at promoting their religious beliefs in government. Hmmmm, let's see, Christmas vacation is now called 'winter break'. Yep, sounds like they're taking over the whole government. Git yer pitchforks!!
          FAIL
          3.Man, that is so far removed from reality as to not be relevant.
          FAIL
          4. Conservatives really don't care who, or what, with which you are sleeping. Just don't demand special treatment for a 'lifestyle choice'. Besides, your sexual proclivities aren't any of the government's binness!
          FAIL
          5.Homosexuality was illegal in this country for a very long time.
          Muslims hang queers by the neck until dead. When was the last time the federal government, or any level of government, for that matter, ever hanged queers or banned homosexuals for being homosexual? The government actually requires you, in the military, to engage in pro homosexual behavior by forcing heterosexuals to shower with queers.
          FAIL
          6. So do almost all other religions. And your point is....?

          FAIL
          7. I think this was covered in #6.
          FAIL.
          Damn, you're 0-7

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          If the things I said were agreed with by someone of your character, THAT'S when I would be concerned.

        • Conservativesniper

          You know nothing of my character and are therefore engaging in the last resort of an imbecile, obfuscation. Just like obama.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Your character is on display in that very comment. Angry name-calling is substituted for anything in the way of substance.

        • Conservativesniper

          It's not namecalling, this isn't an elementary school playground. It's an accurate description of your level of 'intellect'. Below I finish dissecting your lack of integrity and refusal to admit you're wrong. Cheers!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/corum.s.smith Corum Seth Smith

          At first I treated you seriously and respectfully but now I see you are an instigator and quite honestly, will not reply to you anymore.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          I hope that's not true, actually - I left a well-mannered and sincere reply to your comment in the Assassins Creed story, and I'd like to see your response.

          As for being an instigator - that's fair. But really my comments pale in comparison to the hateful language that gets thrown around in here. It just seems shocking here because folks in here are used to it only being leveled at the "other" - ones that they literally consider to be subhuman.

        • James White, M.D.

          Agreed, Corum. I just read the entire thread, and this guy is a "plant" as surely as is obama. They define anything in disagreement with their insanity as "hate speech."

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          If the quote above is not hate speech, then I don't know what is.

          By the way, how am I a plant? Is this another conspiracy theory?

        • Conservativesniper

          How is what Dr. White said 'hate speech'? See, this another left wing tactic, to try to intimidate a dissenting opinion with political correctness by labeling it 'hate speech'. Engaging in this behavior is unconstitutional, anti American, vapid and intellectually WEAK. It defines you perfectly, jim david.

          And you don't know what constitutes 'hate speech', simpleton. You only know what you are TOLD to 'think'. Independent, rational, free thought seems beyond your capabilities, jim david.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Here is the quote above I was referring to: "YEAH !!!! send him back to kenya with his black, brown and fag buddys"

          Conservatesniper, you should really work on reading for comprehension. You seem so eager to tear into a blathering rage of insults that you don't even take time to read the thread. Try this: first think, then respond.

        • Conservativesniper

          You're full of shiite. You refer to Dr. White's post specifically by mentioning the word 'plant' in YOUR post. Is that word even used in the post you mendaciously claim you're citing? No. Here's your quote in it's entirety "If the quote above is not hate speech, then I don't know what is.By the way, how am I a plant? Is this another conspiracy theory?" And the quote DIRECTLY above your post is Dr. White's post which actually uses the word plant. Epic FAIL!! The really sad thing is you are probably eligible to vote. You have no credibility.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Whatever you say, big shot.

        • JustMyOpinion

          And just like Iraq and Iran! All dictators.

        • Isa Gee

          it sound like the new regime.

        • Ray

          We know our left from our right in this day & age buddy so don't try to beat someone over the head with your idea of History. Leftists have always shown their hunger for power over people! If historians say they were right wing, it's a ploy to confuse the right> Nuff said!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Yeah buddy, it's simple. All good people are right. All bad people are "lib'ruls" If silly things like basic political science or world history are not in agreement with that, they are stoopid.

        • http://www.facebook.com/hiram.holiday Hiram Holiday

          All you would need to do is show which of his policies were right wing. He was a socialist to the point that he wanted to pick who lives or dies.

        • http://www.facebook.com/corum.s.smith Corum Seth Smith

          What you say is true somewhat, but... do you think that America was thrilled to work with Stalin, or was it something more like "strange bedfellows" being made... the Cold War erupted soon thereafter.

        • fatman45

          I did learn in school that Hitler was right wing. And I'm telling you now that that was a lie! Nazi is a contraction of the words National Socialist, as in the National Socialist German Wroker's Party! A leftist party. In fact, the Communist Party leaders in Germany instructed their members in the Reichstag to vote for Hitler for Chancellor, because they believed it would result in the destruction of their mutual enemy - capitlaism!
          Your last two sentences are correct; unfortunately, you are talking about yourself!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Broussard/100000569719030 Paul Broussard

        When the Nazis invaded Stalin's Russia they were hailed as LIBERATORS!

  • Bobseeks

    The most hypocritical part of this is that the demonazis have been influencing the way we think through their useful idiots in the media and the public schools. Watch a TV show and you will get a good dose of liberal propaganda. Sit in a classroom and hear liberal lies. A nutrition teacher of mine tried to praise the government's efforts to control what we eat until I challenged her. Speak up people - use your free speech to expose the lies and liars of liberalism while you still can.

    • Ray Downen

      Excellent advice! Many teachers now are no friends of liberty or free enterprise.

      • RedMeatState

        they themselves are products of the government controlled Public School System

      • ronnybee

        nope, I am not sure what they are friends of but in a communist country they wouldn't last long.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

      Nutritionists get about 2 weeks schooling for Nutrition. What does she know about anything?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Fryer/100000156546455 Carol Fryer

    Shove it Mr. Ill tell you the same thing I told DHS when they were trying to ruin my life. Either arrest me or get out of my face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Fryer/100000156546455 Carol Fryer

    i do think that corporations are not individual and the supreme courts ruling was once again twisted just like our constitution has been for years. But I also think each individual should pay taxes on his OWN income and not corporations. They are just groups like unions are groups. Groups should not be taxed as a group, only as individuals.

    • Ray Downen

      Carol, corporations are organized with usually a president, vice-president, and many other officers. Many sell stock with ownership rights. Unions are a different kind of group and usually include no "owners" as such. Corporation "owners" are taxed based on the money paid to them as well as by taxes paid by the business itself on purchases and sales. Taxes are ever-present, with the government getting its share for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Fryer/100000156546455 Carol Fryer

    But then congress seems to thing they need to tax the air.

  • Indiana_James

    I want an Amendment to curb democrat socialists from living here, beginning with the socialist/communist sympathizer in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    • fedup in fl

      YEAH !!!! send him back to kenya with his black, brown and fag buddys

      • Evermyrtle

        The sooner the better!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        Shockingly stupid, hateful, and nauseating comment. I can't imagine what kind of scumbag would post such a thing, or agree with it. What in the world is wrong with you people?

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          This time I agree with you. I'm ashamed that there are people who think like this on my side of the aisle. I hope you realize not all conservatives think or talk like this.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Shawn Smith, I do realize that. But tolerating it is part of the problem. Peace.

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          I'd like it if the Democrats would stop tolerating the racism of Obama. And yes, he's racist. Look at his friends Joseph Lowery and Jeremiah Wright. The one officiated at his inauguration and O spent 20 years in the other's hateful, racist church. Look at his attorney general who, in 2008, refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for an open-and-shut case of voter intimidation. Heck, just look at his own memoirs. It's all there.

        • CARLjr

          It is part of the entertainment of this site. All you crazy nutballs. If I wanted reasoned conversation - I wouldn't be here. Responding to crazy people is what I do in my off time apparently.

          Its like watching Victoria Jackson sing political ukelele songs on YouTube It's maddening and annoying - but also a little hilarious. This pretty much sums up every site on the Liberty Alliance network.

          I still can't bring myself to go to WND. Those people frighten me.

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          Don't know WND. By the way, the reason I started reading conservative political websites (at least nearly as heavily as I do) was the mainstream media's almost complete blackout on the Family Research Council shooting this summer.

          It took me a while to sort out what made me so angry, but I eventually realized that by treating that as a non-story (and downplaying or completely ignoring the shooter's clear motives), they were effectively saying, "If you think wrong, we don't care if you die." And I heard them.

          So while there are some angry, even vicious people in these discussions, they'd care if I died.

          By the way, Obama is a racist.

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          I would also like to point out that Jim David recently called Godfather Politics paranoid for saying liberals would call for Beck's recent satire to be censored. I was very quickly able to prove him unequivocally wrong, which he still hasn't admitted. So perhaps you should go a little lighter on such accusations.

        • http://www.facebook.com/crzydancer Richard Holmes

          They are on some (HEAVY) drugs.

        • http://www.facebook.com/crzydancer Richard Holmes

          We are tired of ass kissers like you that want to get it in the rear from black boy and his liberal fag friends. You can go to hell with the lot of them. Don't come back.

    • sparky

      you are so right. just a obama loving nag only the blacks and wet backs crying but they are alike.

      • Coda

        I would just like to say im "brown" and a big republican conservative and christian. Remember your.fighting against an idea not a race. I do understand there is a corelation between race and your political views but they are not all like that. Talk like that gives democrats ammo just be careful.

        • Conservativesniper

          I agree. I.served with many who are conservative and of every race. Seems like Dr. King's dream of his children being judged by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin has died under the current regime. Obama has killed it.

          I don't see how Jesse Jackson can side with obama.. It seems he's once again exposed himself to be a brazen hypocrite. The Ten Commandments, show he's broken at least these four, FOR SURE;

          Thou shalt not commit adultery,
          Thou shalt not steal,

          Thou shalt not bear false witness,
          Thou shalt not covet.

          The idea I want to survive is the rule of law. We don't need any kings.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Conservativesniper, so what you are saying is basically, "It's Obama's fault that these people are racists"

          Amazing. Absurd. (Typical.)

        • Isa Gee

          he does throw fuel onto the fire...

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          How, by not being white?

        • Conservativesniper

          No, by being a

        • Conservativesniper

          No sycophant, by attacking the Constitution which he took an oath to defend. That's how he throws fuel on the fire, ya dumb bast**d. You are really ignorant of the last four years, aren't you, Jim David?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          So, because you don't agree with his perspective on the constitution, he is throwing fuel on the fire of racism? What does the constitution have to do with his race?

          And if you are capable, please try to respond with ideas rather than insulting blather.

        • Conservativesniper

          You're a little slow on the uptake, eh, jim david? If obama doesn't like the way this country is run, by the rule of law, he's free to go to wherever he'd be happiest. No one is trying to subjugate his pursuit of happiness. He is attempting to subjugate everyone else's pursuit. You need to read the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, jim david, because you have demonstrated a complete deficiency of comprehension of the concepts upon which America was founded.

          My primary disagreement with obama is his absence of integrity. obama took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of this country. Do you understand what those words mean? Apparently not. Remember, obama, when he plagiarized DeVal Patricks speech, said "Words mean things.:" Well, the oath of office obama took is made of words and has been completely disregarded. And to you that is acceptable? Do you have any integrity? Never mind, the answer is apparent to any with a functioning brain.

          I have made no mention of obama's race, YOU have been doing that, not me. And apparently your befuddled, stunted little mind is unable to comprehend that Isa Gee and myself are different people. It is a telltale sign that when democrats can't even figure out the subject matter, they try to change the subject. See, if you were not utterly clueless you'd probably want to know why I say what I say about obama. Left wingers are the ones obsessed with his race. Why? Because his ideas are indefensible. Perhaps you should double your psychotropic medication intake since it doesn't seem to be working. I don't care about obama's ethnic heritage. Has that sunk in through your thick skull yet?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Your comment was to agree with Isa Gee, who said "he does throw fuel on the fire" with regard to racism.

          Perhaps you weren't aware of what you were responding to, but that reflects your reading skills, not mine. The other part of your tirade is just the name-calling bluster of a frustrated playground bully.

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          Obama is clearly a racist. Look at his friends; look at his policies; look at his words in his own memoirs. The Democratic party absolutely benefits from a "divide & conquer" strategy, splitting people up into a series of interest groups and pitting one against the other.

          Obama claims to be a uniter, but he's exactly the opposite. (If you need examples, I'll be happy to provide.)

        • Conservativesniper

          Well put, Shawn. But, don't expect valid, substantiated points to penetrate the thick fog which hobbles jim david's shrunken, deficient brain.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          You are completely right, Coda. But notice that the racist comments have far more votes than yours. The people you are surrounding yourself with don't just believe that you are inferior because you are brown, but that you shouldn't even be allowed to be a citizen. If that reflects their judgment, do you really think their political, economic, and social opinions are any better?

        • pat

          of course Jim there are flaws to each party and each POV. If you consider your own party, they believe that if you are too young, you should die, too old and you should die. That is no less amazing and absurd and typical, and also deadly

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

          Wow, so how much kool-aid did it take to convince you of that ridiculous assertion about who should die? It's one thing to debate perspectives, but some of you guys are so out there that we are not even discussing reality. So many of you are just looney.

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          Peter Singer has the ear of a lot of liberal politicians. He advocates for infanticide & assisted suicide. And let's be honest, voluntary euthanasia very quickly paves the way for involuntary euthanasia.

          Even the New York Times (not exactly a bastion of conservative opinion) has admitted that Obamacare is going to require the death panels that Democrats scoffed at in 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/opinion/health-care-reform-beyond-obamacare.html?_r=0

          So yes, we are grounded in reality. And your insults don't change that.

          By the way, you still haven't acknowledged you were wrong about calls for censoring Glenn Beck. . . . Because you were wrong.

        • Isa Gee

          his politics are just fine and with American values....so stop being a trouble maker

        • Isa Gee

          and you are so right....let's not attack any conservative no matter what culture or race. we are all out to defend our constitution....

    • Screeminmeeme

      Indiana_James...ditto that!!!

      • James White, M.D.

        As always, I am with you, "screemin". Ditto and amen.

  • gwedem5995

    This is exactly how a dictatorship starts. restrain free speech. Tell us what and what we cannot see in the media. All one-sided. It is not surprising that it comes from a black man.

    • bmullins3

      I take severe exception to your assertion "It is not surprising that it comes from a black man." You have just mortally insulted two nieces, two nephews and a great-niece of mine whom I happen to love FIERCELY!!! This has nothing to do with Rep Johnson's ethnicity and everything to do with his ideology. You owe them and a whole host of other people an apology.

      • Ray Downen

        Yes, the color of this Democrat's skin is not responsible for his bad thinking. We all likely know good negroes and bad negroes. And the same with every race. Individuals are good or bad, wise or otherwise, good or bad workers, etc. We do not do well to judge anyone by skin color or speech patterns. I know some very bad negroes. I know some very good ones. Same with every race that I know--some are good and some are less good and some are very bad. This politician is not wrong because of his race, but because of his politics. All good people of course are Republicans. Yes?

        • ronnybee

          I guarantee Alan West isn't saying that. It is only diseased, liberal demoncraps!

      • RedMeatState

        I believe it has far less to do with his ideology and far more to do with his depraved ignorance.

        • ronnybee

          If he's THAT ignorant, what is he doing in congress. Oh, I forgot, it doesn't take knowledge or intelligence to get into congress.

        • JustMyOpinion

          Being in congress doesn't mean you have above average intelligence, just means you beat out the other dumb jerk.

      • ronnybee

        A black man means only one. Don't get so damn offended! He didn't say all black men but one and you know EXACTLY who he's referring to. Get OVER it!

      • Conservativesniper

        Mr. Saltine agrees, "Well said." He's my alter ego. And you're extremely ignorant, gwedem 5995. Not to mention gullible as hell.

      • Ray

        Then teach them not to pull an f-n race card out every time a white man speaks! I for one don't fall for this poor me crap that every left wing black person--(that means men & women) in congress is trying to dish out & hoping that people are stupid enough or weak enough to believe! We weren't your f-n slave masters, we didn't hold you back from learning, in fact most of us tried to lend a helping hand! The haters are killing every good thing between the races & you're aiming your hate at white people! If you deny this you're an f-n liar!!!

    • Doodlebug

      Amen, Amen - haven't they taken away enough of our freedoms? Communism, Marxism, Socialism, whatever you want to call it - here comes America, land of the free (not any more), home of the brave.

    • Nadine

      YUP...and gun control...this has GOT to STOP!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_73PBRQPTI33UYEKUN2NG7WG3QU xiphos

      You have to consider the source. This is the same idiot that thought Guam Island would tip over if there were too many people on it.

      • Patriot

        Somehow, I think he has to be related to Pelosi....they MUST be twins because one person cannot be that stupid!

        • Conservativesniper

          Actually, obama is that stupid, so stupid he can't comprehend the CENTURIES of proof that prove the 'American experiment' is an unqualified success. History is littered with failures based on socialism.

    • mogul264

      This pesky 'Constitution' is what is the cause of all these problems, like "free speech", "freedom to bear arms", etc, etc. If Obama can just get rid of this, there will be smooth sailing (for him and his cronies, at least), and he will be free to cause us to be a subject of the Islamist and Communist leaders he so adores! It helps that he has such useful idiots as this Rep. Hank Johnson, (D) from Georgia. This is also the dip who actually thought assigning 8000 Marines to Guam would cause it to tip over!

      People of Georgia: is this TRULY who you want to represent you in Congress? If that is the case, Georgia is much worse off that I suspected! If not, I suggest impeachment, recall, re-election, whatever is required to get RID of him! In Congress, this flake is DANGEROUS!

  • neleh

    Johnson needs to move to a country that does not have free speech

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walt-Hobbs/1559061243 Walt Hobbs

      How about anywhere on the continent of Africa ???

      • Ray Downen

        I have friends who live in Africa and work in Africa and love being there. These are Christian missionaries, of course. And some are in neighborhoods where all is well, and some need to go to places where danger lurks. But the continent is much like the Americas. Some good places. Some not so good.

      • Patriot

        I have no doubt that he would be kicked out of Africa. He would probably fit better in North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other similar country.

    • RedMeatState

      How about Guam? They have free speech, but live in dire fear of the island capsizing any moment!

      • Walter Konarski

        Glad to see YOU are aware of the comment by this retard that Guam was to turn upside down IF Marines were put there in numbers!!

  • phil

    Lets start with his LOSS of FREE SPEECH.

    • ronnybee

      By his removal from office so we don't have to listen to his stupid mouth. Thanks bsfurg!

  • ARMYOF69

    This POS black moron , Johnson, even looks like a moron.

    • Ray Downen

      I observe that looks may deceive. I've seen morons and they don't all look alike.

      • ARMYOF69

        This one is the standard for MORON looks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Grubb/100000743606161 John Grubb

    When they start talking about free speech and taken it away,it,s time to load my gun!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/pudbertsavannahga Mort Leith

      ALL my guns have been loaded since 2008

      • ronnybee

        Everyone's gun needed to be loaded in 2008 and now more than ever!

  • ladman

    Is this the same guy who thinks Guam is going to tip over and sink? He should go there with his restriction on free speech!

    • lilolady

      And everything he fears "they" are doing is exactly what the marxists he represents are doing! If you haven't, please go to You tube and enter his name, Hugh Johnson .... a mind is a terrible thing to lose ...... In Congress as we speak.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

        He definitely lost it!

      • ronnybee

        and how many minds have been lost in congress? sounds like a bunch over the last 40 years since 1963 when Johnson was working on the great society! Yeah sure!

  • http://profiles.google.com/pudbertsavannahga Mort Leith

    THIS moron should be the first to bring back the phrase 'Strange Fruit' and all of it's meaning.

    The world has enough ignorant libTards trying to destroy our country and what it was founded upon,, let him try to stop THAT 'Free Speech'.

  • Ben

    When will the Democrats be honest enough to start wearing their swastikas openly?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004068401209 Robert Tetlow

      Either that or the Red Star, hammer and sickle.

      • Conservativesniper

        I agree Mr. Tetlow, The hammer and sickle is more apropos for democrats.

  • gary

    Not in my day___GB

  • Yorkiemom

    Thanks to all the stupid Kennedys, especially John F'ing Kennedy, for all of the chaos he stirred up when he passed civil rights legislation. And another big shout-out for perpetuating the chaos goes to President Johnson. I lived thought that mess and it just festered and festered with all of the liberal politicians (Ted Kennedy at the forefront) telling the black people how they are victims and sympathized with them endlessly while the same politicians destroyed the black family unit and in its place left pathetic Democratic shills that speak mindless drivel like we hear relentlessly from Maxine Watters, Sheila Jackson Lee, this moron in the article, etc. They are ridiculous and I hope the Kennedys are fully enjoying their eternal reward. One thing I know, none of them will ever be cold again.

    • RedMeatState

      It wasn't the Civil Rights legislation that caused any problems, it was the following Welfare State of LBJ!

    • ronnybee

      Yeah if scripture is right about them. I am glad we weren't there when he met with his judge. I am sure it was embarrassing!

  • beaker55

    THIS... is where we are, America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walt-Hobbs/1559061243 Walt Hobbs

    A true IDIOT !!!

  • bmullins3

    Actually, no amendment to the constitution is required. Neither is there any need for SCOTUS to formally reverse itself.

    Remember, until and unless SCOTUS strikes a statute down for being unconstitutional, the statute is by default considered to be constitutional and enforceable. So long as a lower court has not ruled a statute to be unconstitutional, all SCOTUS needs to do to allow the statute to continue to be enforceable is ... NOTHING! If SCOTUS does not agree to hear the case, then whatever lower court ruling is being appealed STANDS. If a Dhimmicrat dominated legislature passes legislation that no lower court elects to strike down, then SCOTUS need only refuse to hear an appeal against that statute for the legislation to be effectively "constitutional". So long as SCOTUS refuses to hear an appeal against a statute. THAT STATUTE STANDS!!!!

  • jwright673

    Obviously this dufus isn't taking his lithium. I remember his comments about 8,000 Marines sinking the island of Guam and thought then he was ready for a rubber room. I wonder how many times he's been elected and if the voters in his district think he might need a mental health exam? If not, then the voters sure as hell need one...

    • GiveAwayJimmie

      It makes no difference which race one is----if your stupid----your stupid!!!!!

    • ronnybee

      That seems to be a problem in a lot of democratic districts!

  • Stephanie

    Democrats are completely STUPID! Restrict free speech? Not on my watch you don't! I refuse to live in an America where Satan and his band of demons restrict what I say. If they don't like it, too **** bad. 'Give me liberty or give me death' (Patrick Henry) pretty much sums it up for me.

    • Ray Downen

      We can't foresee what our "leaders" will do to us next. It's surely true that some want to restrict free speech. It may be that we'll not be able to demand our rights much longer with Obama in charge.

  • Dmdja

    How's this for free speech we should have an Amendment that dis allows Morons to be in congress. Niw that their socialist leader had been rd elected they feel they can trample on
    our rights. Oh I can't call him a MORON because it would be Racist!!!'everytime you disagree with a african american member of congress it's Racism I m getting sick of that game Could it be they are just Morons?

    • Ray Downen

      I repeat that there are bad negroes and equally there are some very good negroes. People are people regardless of their skin color. And God loves us each equally.

      • ronnybee

        AND God will judge us according to our deeds, now our ideology. Course our deeds are the results of our ideology and if it doesn't agree with the standard? Too bad!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001376843072 John Williams

    Democrats only favor free speech that agrees with their positions on the issues ; all other kinds of speech is unacceptable !

    • ronnybee

      That is Nazi propaganda!

  • Ray Downen

    Some of his actions indicate that Obama favors socialism. But ALL his actions indicate that he favors Islam. This Democrat call to silence speech unliked by the government is no surprise. Obama's people are already keeping track of what we write on blogs, of course. As Santa does, he's making a list and checking it twice, finding out who's naughty and nice. And he'll soon let us know the results, I expect. Who is surprised if a Democrat is in favor of putting a stop to free speech?

    • RedMeatState

      but will a Democrat come down the chimney and leave us gifts on Dec. 25, or will the knock down our door and take our stuff instead??

    • taliesin319

      Let him take his list which I hope will be a very long one, divide it in half, swallow the first half and use the second as a suppository. Then one can hope he will spend his time vomiting printers ink and defecating wood pulp for the rest of his wretched career.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1823037829 Dorr Bundy

    Drug tests should be administered immediately!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

    You cut free speech rights of Corporations then when will you cut the right of the People to freedom of speech?

  • gapch12

    We have some of the unintelligent lawmakers in the world and this man is a simpleton. The sad truth is that he was elected to his post.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGGQGPVGUJUMRZUBLH4EAC5LUQ kds

    They just don't want to hear what Whitey has to say. Because everything he has to say to them is racist. The real racists are them.

  • Justintime

    In
    my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a
    shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.

    John Adams
    US diplomat & politician (1735 - 1826)

  • SIR JAMES

    This jerk needs to look @ Russia and see just how many blacks are in any position to express a point of view. Do they have any blacks in their political posistions at all --- anywhere???? You whant to see what it's like when free speech is suppressed please go to Iran-Korea or China. Stand in the T. Square and try to preach Jesus saves and you'll get a good dose of free speech!! IDIOT.

  • fedup in fl

    I want an amendment to curb non-white commies, all leftest, fags and democratisc in
    general. But I would bet this negro will get his BS before pasted if it's up to the powers
    to be., Can anyone understand the mindmset of the negro??

  • AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    Rep. Hank Johnson.....with all undo respect, I'm going to exersize my constitutional right to free speech and say, "GO TO HELL" if you don't agree with our contitution.
    If the perpetual campaigner in chief doesn't like the criticism?
    Then it's too damn bad ain't it.
    George w. Bush got more than his fair share of bashing from then sen. Obama for the same crap he's doing now.
    You and many of your political friends are likend to soild diapers, you need to be changed more often.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    When in enough ignorance 'enough'? This congressman is a disgrace to his peers and to those he represents. In 2010 he seriously wondered if stationing 4000 or 8000 troops (can't remember the exact #) could 'capsize the island'. You can view the video on Youtube: http://www.goodsearch.com/search-web?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=congressman+johnson+on+guam+tipping+over

    Then, top off that stupid moment with this treasonous babble about dismembering our 1st Amendment. This one actually should have him impeached, not only for treason, but for premeditated stupid.

    • ronnybee

      Joe and he are the same category, stupid and proud of it! Biden that is!

  • virtualjohn

    Rep. Hank Johnson is an embarrassment to Clark Atlanta University, to Texas Southern University's School of Law, to DeKalb County, to the State of Georgia, to the United States House of Representatives and everyone is dumber with each moment he continues as a Congressman.
    His district has a Cook Index of D+22 guaranteeing a stupid Congress man for the foreseeable future.
    This is the guy that thought Guam would tip over if you put too many people on it. The media covered for him.
    He also said if if Rep. Joe Wilson was not formally rebuked for pointing out the fact that Obama is a liar, "we will have people with white hoods running through the countryside again".
    He is a fitting Affirmative Action Congressman to go along with our Affirmative Action President.

    God save us from such stupid people.

  • colt38

    So what are the Union thugs doing? They tell their people what to say and when to say it.

  • relayman

    Though I vehemently disagree with his idea and
    find his motive suspect, at least you have to give this idiot a little credit “asking”
    for a Constitutional amendment. I don’t
    fear statists of this type nearly as much as those who ignore the Constitution
    altogether and change it by spurious and pretended legislation and regulation or
    by judicial decree or any other back door approach or method into something
    unrecognizable.

  • RedMeatState

    I want an Amendment that requires potential Congressmen to pass a minimum ihtelligence test and at least a test in US Civics and the Constitution.

  • taliesin319

    My first exposure to this clown was his " Guam is going to capsize " speech delivered to an Admiral who to his great distinction did not fall to the floor laughing. Doesn't any member of the Black Caucas feel sorry enough for this ignorant drone to take him aside and ask him to tell the rest of them his thoughts first before shouting them out to the rest of the world ? One wonders if this is what causes people to rethink the Bell Curve.
    This sort of thing, inability to parse to coherent sentences together on the part of 40% of their constituencies, Obamaphone ladies etc gives a regrettable picture of a large group of people.

  • DocJimmy

    The Constitution of the United States of America ain't broke. The people we've elected to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America which includes the Dept. of Homeland Security are, however; broke and either need to be fixed or replaced - skin color/ethnicity notwithstanding. It appears that young Hank Johnson needs a few more "I been there badges" and experience in life, rather than harping about something that isn't broken. Stop over-analyzing the Constitution and start living by it.......

  • David in MA

    Rep. Hank Johnson
    his name is on this memberhip list.....
    http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/gov_philosophy/dsa_members.htm

  • ronnybee

    Johnson should be shot as a traitor. Limit free speech. Where the hell does HE get off!

  • Ben Dover

    Hank Johnson is an illerate idiot! We all know who elected him to office.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OJ5Q4VPMW5UHPXD65SHGIJAFNM Daniel

    How can a Representative who took an oath to uphold and defend the constitution when he's saying such things. Big Businesses should look at what is coming out of the mouths of the democrats and remember just how two faced they are. So many large businesses supported Obama and that's what they get. Obama says one thing and 2 seconds later does something else. Representative Johnson blames the Corporations for controlling the media when it's the white house that controls the media. It really shows are education system is shot. People actually elected this idiot just like they elected Obama Claus. As long as these idiots keep on promissing free stuff like cellphones and free contraceptives they'll continue getting votes. People in this country are so dumbed down that the only way to fix the problem is through revolution.

  • Wyatt

    How about an Amendment to put a muzzle on people like Johnson . Free speech is the American way and no Butt Wipe liberal is EVER going to say we can not exercise our GOD GIVEN RIGHT !

  • Nadine

    Here we GO! The Wackos wanting to destroy OUR Constitution...let these commys go to CHINA...JUST get OUT!

  • Gee

    Yeaa! He's The 2nd John Lewis From Georgia, Re-incarnated Or Something. Stupid Is As Stupid Does. Cheers Semper Fi

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328393348 Michael Bowler

    Johnson is too stupid to have an opinion...

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328393348 Michael Bowler

      Imagine what that says about his constituents.

  • WhiteFalcon

    Exercising my 1st Amendment right to free speech and in my opinion, Rep. Hank Johnson can go to hell.

  • swan

    Kiss Ny Ass

    • swan

      Sorry replace N with M

  • walt

    How long must we wait for History to repeats it's self. We could go back to the late fifty's with a few changes, and still make things better..

  • Guest Poster

    So, let me see if I got it right. Rep. Hank Johnson is a Black, illegal hispanic immigrant and a homosexual as well?
    A simple observation here- should he attempt to circumvent the Constitution by trying to legislate free speech limitations, then I would like to propose that an amendment be presented that allows all elected officials to be considered fair game for any of their constituents who don't want them representing them anymore.
    Sound like a plan?

  • don

    they want to take a way our free speach? what the hell else is new. all old news

  • Don39

    Yeah, this colossal idiot wants to amend something he is to stupid to read and comprehend! I would like to pass a law against such stupidity even being able to vote, but it ain't going to happen!

  • regulus30

    who votes for a mentally challenged person to represent them'';;;;Oh I get it mentally challenged voters.........

  • Frances

    Does anyone remember a few years back when this same Rep. Johnson expressed fear that if we kept sending Marines to Guam, the island would tip over and capsize? Hard to believe anyone would vote for him after that. Of course, it's also hard to believe that anyone who lived in this country the past four years would vote to RE-elect Obama.

  • From GA

    What does one expect from the "newly" elected of the old Cynthia McKinney district?

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Yes, folks, this is the same moron, as the man pointed out, that thought Guam was capsizing from over population. I don't care how much 'respect' the office of representative is supposed to get, I would have laughed out loud if I'd been the man this fool was addressing when he made that statement. I would have said, 'Buster, if you're that damnstupid, then I'm not wasting any more time here', and walked out.

    What's scary about this is two things: this moron was elected by people who think this fool is 'smart' enough to be their representative in DC. AND that this incompetent boob, who obviously knows NOTHING of the Constitution, can vote on laws (like 0bamacare) that can effect every person in the USA.

  • frank907

    I wonder what planet this guy is living on? Media teaching hate your government? Most of the media is in the bag for liberal progressives and democrats.

  • rotten rollin

    Is that Hank in the lead-in photo?

    Why he just looks like someone I'd like to give some free speech to.

  • fwiw

    You don't have to be a moron to be a politician, but it helps.

  • Stanwayne

    Rep Johnson needs lobotimized.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IGKIMVYO2JN57IHEH3S6HGLDHQ WILLIAML

    A curb on free speech?
    They can start with Banning the Burning of OUR FLAG as free speech

    • Devon Sanchez

      You would ban/make illegal an American citizen burning the American flag?

  • Ray

    Let's take the statement Johnson made about the Island collapsing under the weight of 8000 soldiers! Are you serious? This implant in our govt. is that seriously stupid?!!! These negroes in our govt. are all a bunch of plants & most of us with a brain know it!!!

  • ArtF

    I wonder if the special health insurance program for Federal Employees is the same as that for people in Congress? The mental health portion must be a bear in that it has much higher usage costs than our insurance policies. The good news though, is that this Georgia idiot can at least be hospitalized in a padded room, with double layered security doors and armed guards, all designed to keep him in the padded room. If the American Psychiatric Association did not have its head so far up Obama's backside, this clown could pose a real challenge for them. But, alas, those losers would most certainly proclaim this nut job as perfectly sane.

  • paperpushermj

    Talk is cheap make it happen. Find enough sponsors that think this is doable. Run it through the House and Senate then send it to the States for the peoples vote. What???
    What's that??? It was just cheap political rhetoric directed toward the Idiots in your Party. O never mind.

  • brwhit

    Look at Hank Johnsons eyes! There is nothing between those ears except air!

  • Cosmo

    Let's have an amendment that prohibits anyone collecting welfare or foodstamps from voting.

  • DavidE

    Now, Rep. Hank Johnson is an Idiot cutting his own throat.

  • defender3

    One of the 81 communist in congress that Allen West alluded to a few months back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

    "now that President Obama has secured four more years in office, a Democrat representative from Georgia told an audience back in October..."

    That's some pretty impressive gymnastics there. Apparently Crohn lives in a science fiction world where things that happen in the future can cause things that happen in the past. Has he discovered time travel? Nah, he's just trying to contribute to the fear-mongering by trying to make it sound like this is some new reality since the elections. He is also assuming no readers are sophisticated enough to notice.

    Are you?

  • CPM

    Idoit's Like this is why we are in this mess in the first place. Forget the parties there are none there just fool led by the noise of money for an agenda peroid. America is just a business. OB care is just attorneys and money raping the blind believing. Educate yourselves and look outside of the US they say no and mean it. In the US they spin it enough .....and fools like this believe it too. God Help America ...Oh God that got taken down too....maybe be Jesus was Gay?

  • cold iron

    This is the same fool that said Guam was going to capsize if the US Navy put men on the island....

  • XX

    Amazing that he could even make a comment on the "privatizing of OUR lives" For all that he is a person of color, he obviously believes in a continuation of slavery. this time the Massa is in the WH, and that is probably the appeal to many who believe payback is what is happening here. They are in for a rude awakening by not being willing to see that a person advocating and promoting an abortion rate of nearly 50% for black babies, is hardly the champion of their race. O has NO interest in being president of the US, a country he hates. What he is interested in is stealing all our money to finance his real goal, introduction of the NWO with himself as the first World leader.
    That is not a conspiracy theory, all you have to do is consider the timeline of his actions over the last 4 years and there it is. And will both sides of a congress who can also see a nice political future ahead if they play nice, go along for the ride? You bet! Republicans are just as big a problem, and with the same goal. While we argue relatively small points, they are funding O's takeover of the world, as they approve everything he asks for from Obamacare, approved sight unseen; to massive money donations to restructure .foreign nations.He could not do it without them, on both sides of the fence. They are all in bed with each other.

  • GetOutOfTheBubble

    People are missing his actual point, which is not about free speech per se, but free speech when it comes to corporations, and implicitly, the notion of corporate personhood in the first place.

    Our founders wanted the constitution to protect the rights of PEOPLE, not CORPORATIONS.

    At the time of the founding of our nation, corporations had nowhere near as much power as they do now. To begin with, it was in no way a given that you could get a corporate charter, much less renew one indefinitely. You sure as hell couldn't own another corporation. Your corporation had to be of some practical use - you couldn't get a corporation just because you wanted one.

    No one at the time thought a corporation should have a right to be treated like a person. They feared the power of corporations, and rightly so.

    Through time corporations have gained personhood by the efforts of corporate lawyers and tycoons whose consideration was for their corporations well being, not the intentions of the founding fathers.

    This doesn't mean corporations don't deserve rights. What it means is that corporations don't deserve the same rights as people, protected by the same constitution.

    If you insist that corporations should have the same rights as people, then you're insisting that they be more powerful than people - all the same rights, none of the same liabilities. Pretty sweet deal for a legal entity with no heart, soul, or conscience.

    • Devon Sanchez

      Corporations are made up of individuals - people as you "synonymously" define them. So they do deserve the same rights by your definition (as well as the rest of the world's).

      • GetOutOfTheBubble

        Serious question: do you think people who argue against corporate-personhood are not aware that corporations are staffed by individuals? None of us are confused about that.

        No they don't deserve the same rights, because they're not people.

        What I think you may be missing is that there is not a right to incorporate. Corporations are privileged legal entities, not just businesses run by a group of people. Their privileges such as limited liability and indefinite lifetime make them a force no person can hope to compete with. We allow them because we believe it's good for the economy, and there's no doubt that it is. But if we don't treat them like they are - privileged - and instead treat them like just a regular person - we make a grave mistake.

        You don't think they should be able to vote do you? If so, might you explain? If not, might you explain how it's consistent to both think they shouldn't be able to vote, but also think they deserve the same rights as people.

        • Devon Sanchez

          Your response is incomprehensible. Corporations limit their liability by physical design not by anointed privilege. You have the same legal rights they do...They are made up of many, many investors aka real people. Public corporations are owned by thousands of individuals that all have a vote in their portion of the corporation, share the rewards and well as the risk. Indefinite lifetime? Corporations fail, investors lose money, and board members get fired in my world. How about yours? Corporations are great for the economy. Without them, the world and America would not have the access to inexpensive goods that make every day easier - oil, food, electricity, electronics, etc. You know, these sort of things. Because they not only supply the things the economies of the world demand but they cut the cost of these products and make supply of these products much more accessible. You should re-read your response, read mine and then make an informed argument.

          (Corporations do vote in elections if that's what you mean. They vote individually...)

        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          "Corporations limit their liability by physical design not by anointed privilege." You don't get limited liability for being a group of a specific size or structure, you get limited liability by applying for it. You keep conflating the group of people with the legal entity. They are technically not the same thing.

          And yes, they have indefinite lifetime, regardless of if you've seen people lose their jobs or companies lose money. The legal entity of the corporation still exists. It's still alive.

          My argument is informed by studying the history of corporations in America. By noting that their privileges have steadily increased from being barely existent just after the revolution, to being full fledged people now.
          By noting that there is not a argument for the rights of corporations beyond your incredibly simplistic argument which ignores reality that we are talking about a legal entity that is ultimately separate from all of the people working on its behalf.

          So you think corporations should have the right to vote for a president? Because they're made of people and so they deserve the same rights as people? I'm using your logic here.

        • Devon Sanchez

          Again, your argument has no grounds. Corporations have the same "rights" they have had since their inception. They may have different taxing structures and regulations, but those are both cases of increased unyielding monopolistic force against, not for. And yes you do get limited liability by simply grouping your resources and sharing the risk, broadening it. Now I truly know you have no idea what you are talking about and you need to study some more. I dare to ask where you educated yourself...

          Corporations do have the right to vote for the president and do vote for the president. They vote individually. I thought we discussed this? They not only do have the right, they exercise it. They vote as individuals of a corporation. And if you are worried about big groups of people voting collectively, you should look towards unions because that is forced collectivism, unlike corporations which is a voluntary action by investors and anyone whom does business with said corporation. And private unions are contracts accepted by willing participants/parties (employer-employee) and there exists no burden upon the taxpayer. But when public unions begin tapping the resources of the taxpayer, ie. the paycheck of public employees, there begins a big problem concerning rights of individuals...This is where politicians need to focus their attention: forced acceptance of publicly-funded campaign rallies and campaign contributions.

        • GetOutOfTheBubble

          This is a waste of time. You'll defend corporations power over your own til the day you die. Thanks for making things worse for the rest of us.

        • Devon Sanchez

          I can also say you are a waste of my time because of your relentless defense of big government's regulations and taxation that forcibly adjusts (all) business/corporate decisions and makes the lives of every individual less free monetarily and physically. How did I ever make things worse for you or anyone else? I don't know you not do I know "the rest of us" (implied as everyone).I never knew you existed before this conversation. I have never affected your life, nor theirs. But you can thank your federal government for making things worst for the rest of us. They snowballed the idea of centralized authoritarian design onto states and local jurisdictions and into the homes of every family in America where good ethics and moral behavior have transformed into something hideous and sad.

  • Isa Gee

    another demand from the commies....soon they will gas all of us that despise them and their ideas.

  • rick0857

    How can anyone take this lemon-head seriously? This is the same clown who, as you will remember, was worried that Guam would tip over if we stationed more of our Marines and Sailors on that Island. Yeah that GUY!!!!!

    DO I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE??????

  • MizGeek

    Really, should a guy who thinks an island would capsize if there were too many people on it be in elected office? I think not. And what does that say about the people who vote for this man? Shouldn't there be a basic literacy test to hold public office to screen candidates with no intelligence out? This is a prime example of what you get with racial quotas, people without the skills necessary get the job and then wonder why they fail.

  • NaughtOphelia

    georgia? well he just ensured he won't get re-elected down here again.

  • quipster

    The reason this country was founded by a bunch of old white honky crackers is because the blacks in Africa did not even know how to build an outhouse let alone a sailing ship made out of wood. I kind of wonder if a black man today could build an outhouse !!!!

    • Devon Sanchez

      Cute. But, you are ignorant...

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004623030332 Jim David

        How is that cute? Merely ignorant.

  • JD

    Well what would you expect form a Representative that thought the Island of Guam might tip over and capsize if more Navy personal were stationed there....link http://youtu.be/u1WSs9B4H5s

  • SREYNOLDS

    hank johnson is proof that polititions should be tested to make sure their IQ is higher than 27 to hold public office. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!

  • Anadara

    We need to take a page from the liberal play book and target Rep. Hank Johnson as a socialist who evidently does not have respect for the US Constitution. This should be an impeachable offence against his oath of office. The Conservative right has been playing 'nice' way too long.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.mellish Ronald Mellish

    This guy Hank Johnson is obviously a WACKO!!!!!!!!! America is DOOMED with people like him, POTUS etc. The Sociocrats are the party which is sending our once great nation into oblivion. Sad. A deep and unrelenting tradgedy;

  • WilliamSpires

    Someone needs to tell this guy Johnson that too many idiots in government will turn Wash.dc, and every state capitol into an insane asylum; but wait, never mind they already are but we are lacking a way to keep them locked in and to control access.