Obama Wants Law That Reiterates First Amendment
Last week, in a speech given at the National Defense University (at Fort McNair in Washington DC), President Obama gave a speech and had these remarks:
Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law. And that’s why I’ve called on Congress to pass a media shield law to guard against government overreach.
Another redundant law. Yup, that’s what we need.
Mr. President, you are supposedly a Constitutional scholar.
Do you not realize that there is a First Amendment that does this and trumps any law Congress may pass on the subject?
How about the Bill of Rights? Specifically the Tenth Amendment. Ever hear of it? The one that says any powers not given to the Federal government in the Constitution are reserved for the states (except those specifically prohibited to the states) or the people.
I know, it’s an easy one to miss…..
Oh, that’s right, the Constitution is a mere inconvenience, and it can’t possibly be any match for laws that your superior intellect can come up with…..