Democrat Senator Dick Durbin: Not Sure Bloggers Are Entitled First Amendment Protection (VIDEO)

May 26, 2013 6:18 pmViews: 4366

Senator Dick Durbin


It is pretty darn scary when a United States Senator doesn’t seem to have a serious grasp of the basic concepts of the First Amendment. While members of Congress are sworn in on a Bible and give an oath that they will uphold the Constitution, there is no test or standard that they actually carry that oath out. They can in effect, run wild and interpret the Constitution any way they please and outright trash it, but there doesn't seem to be any kind of accountability that elected officials hold other elected officials to.

On this Sunday's Fox News Sunday, Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said that it was too early to call for a special prosecutor to look into the Justice Department’s monitoring of journalists and in trying to define what a journalist is, he pondered if bloggers are entitled to First Amendment Constitutional protections. Well Mr Durbin, we're pretty sure the Constitution never makes that distinction at all. It says nothing at all about who is entitled to those protections as an American citizen, therefore it covers every American citizen. Maybe you should try actually reading it some time.

Read the pertinent pert of Durbin's transcript below and watch the fairly astounding video after that:

“But here is the bottom line — the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection?"

I'm beginning to wonder if Democratic Senators who act like traitors are entitled to Constitutional protections.

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