In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN yesterday, Hillary Clinton had this to say about the Citizens United decision:
I really respect the important point of getting money out of politics. Remember, Citizens United was an attack on me, so I take it very personally and even before Senator Sanders got into the campaign way back in April of last year, I said we are going to reverse Citizens United and if we can’t get the Supreme Court to do what I think would be the right decision, then I will lead a constitutional amendment [sic].
Hillary was right, Citizens United involved a movie that was critical of her. The Supreme Court held that the federal government couldn’t constitutionally bar the movie from being shown, regardless of whether an election campaign was in progress. If Citizens United is overturned, as Hillary wants, it would mean that the federal government can make it illegal to criticize Mrs. Clinton (or any other politician) in a movie, book, pamphlet, etc.
It is easy to understand why Hillary and certain other politicians would want such a radical evisceration of the First Amendment, but why would anyone else?
Here is the video:
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