Letters to the Editor

Todd Poole: Democrats trying to limit free speech

In January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the right to freedom of speech for all Americans who want to participate in the political process (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission). Unfortunately, some in Washington are trying to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision and rewrite the U.S. Constitution to benefit their own political agenda.

The Democratic Senate Majority, including Sen. Kay Hagan, is fighting to change the U.S. Constitution to limit the freedom of speech of everyday Americans. What Democrats neglect to mention are the activities and deep pockets of their own supporters. In fact, in the 2014 election cycle, Democrats and their allies have outspent Republicans nearly 2 to 1.

Democrats are attempting to go above the Supreme Court’s decision under the veil of promoting transparency. Unfortunately, everyday American citizens’ speech is under attack. It seems reprehensible that the Democrats would even consider limiting our ability to speak freely. Now, more than ever, people should be able to express their political beliefs without censorship.

Instead of talking about who can voice their opinion to lawmakers, perhaps Congress should be focusing on important issues like national security, terrorism and immigration.

Todd Poole