The WSJ Best of The Web links to a The Hill piece that quotes John Kerry’s suggested revision to the 1st Amendment:

“The sovereign right of the people to govern being essential to a free democracy, Congress and the States may regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity,” the amendment says. “Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.’’

Great. But isn’t the Wall Street Journal part of a giant money-making corporation? Isn’t the New York Times a money-losing corporation? What’s to stop any giant corporation from buying a newspaper or TV station and using it to circumvent the Kerry Amendment.

Before John Kerry gets too far on this smart idea, maybe he should test the concept on himself. He should try suspending his personal First Amendment rights. I wish he had done that nearly 40 years ago, when he was trashing the US military in front of Congress.

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