Councilor Rey Garduño Fails to Grasp the First Amendment

I remember a time when liberals liked the First Amendment to the US Constitution (the ACLU, for one, still does). You know, the one that reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That was before the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. So, a bunch of left wingers who don’t like speech they disagree with have been busy trying to undermine the decision by passing resolutions in opposition of the law (like the one that was pushed through the Legislature this year). Albuquerque City Councilor Rey Garduño is the latest culprit with this resolution which will be discussed at City Council tonight. Sorry Rey. Free speech is free speech whether you like it or not. That’s the point.

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