7 July 2014
Honorable Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Dianne Feinstein, I understand you are teaming with Senators Durbin and Schumer to promote an amendment that would essentially nullify the chief freedom of the First Amendment to our Constitution – the Freedom of Speech.
Our First Amendment features guarantees of five freedoms:
- Freedom of religion
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of the press
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of petition
Herewith I quote the First Amendment in toto:
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.
Take note that the Freedom of Speech is distinct and separate from the Freedom of the Press. The former is for all citizens; the second just for “professionals”. Capice?
Contrary to your statement, the First Amendment RIGHT of Freedom of Speech is not a privilege, but a right.
For your convenience, I point to the linked terms highlighted in blue. Find definition, amplification and explanation of those terms, by clicking on them. I trust you find this helpful to enlighten you on the history and purpose of the First Amendment.
Your amendment attempts to nullify freedom number 2 (see above list). This is an unconstitutional amendment, Senator, as per the first clause of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…”
I call upon Texas Senators Cornyn and Cruz to resist and openly oppose this amendment.
I invite you to withdraw your poorly conceived amendment.
As a citizen of this great country and a blogger, there is nothing you do can stop me from exercising my Freedom of Speech. This blog posting is one of hundreds, an exercise of my Freedom of Speech.