WATCH: Cruz Defends Free Speech, First Amendment

Senators are currently considering an amendment to the United States Constitution that would “repeal the free speech protections of the first Amendment.”

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People,” Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 94% delivered a passionate defense of the First Amendment and free speech — which is why he so adamantly opposes the amendment in question.

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Protecting Free Speech

Forty-three House conservatives are standing up for free speech.  They are urging President Obama to withdraw a proposed Executive Order, which would require all applicants for federal contracts to disclose their political contributions. Decisions related to federal contracting should have nothing to do with politics, which is why the proposal has garnered bipartisan opposition.Monday afternoon, Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN) and 42 of his fellow RSC members sent a letter to the President, urging him to reverse course.  Kudos to these Members.  They deserve praise for continuing to draw attention to this important issue.

Full letter below:

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