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Despite a reputable evidence that the shooter and Arizona was simply a -- and was not influenced by anything except the evil in its own mind.
Politicians just don't try to use this tragedy as a Julia Roberts of our rights the latest absurdity.
Democratic Pennsylvania representative Robert Brady is planning to introduce a bill making it a crime to use language or symbols that quote.
Could be perceived -- close quote as threatening a federal official and earlier this week we told you about Republican congressman Peter King.
Who wants to make it illegal to carry a -- within a thousand feet of a congressman.
My next guest is a fierce defender of civil liberties so what does he think about these new proposals will welcome New York democratic congressman.
Jerry Nadler congressman Nadler was once a constituent of -- it's nice to meet you welcome to freedom watching you -- -- -- start with.
What upset me the other day listening to your congressman Jim -- I think as the number three ranking.
Democrat in the house when after the tragedy in Arizona he was quoted as having said we need to rethink the parameters of the First Amendment.
Do we ever need to rethink the parameters of free speech no matter what's going on his free natural right.
Free speech is a natural right so we are always rethinking.
I don't agree that in this connection have to rethink the parameters of the First Amendment.
But every time is a court decision we're rethinking the -- in the first minute right now for example.
The government is looking to prosecute.
But to figure out a way of prosecuting the head of WikiLeaks.
That would be.
Rethinking the premise -- the First Amendment because most.
Constitution scholars think that although someone who works for the government and is privy to.
Classified information gives you that commits a crime.
Someone who then publishes is I did not commit a crime that was pretty clear -- the Pentagon papers case I think -- let's bring -- to try to prosecute I -- they would -- be very wrong to try and rescue what would it that would be -- -- premise that the congress.
-- Cliburn be wrong to stir up the FCC.
To monitor the airwaves to assure that for every Rush Limbaugh others and Ed Schultz or is that simply the choice of those who watched the TV rather than the -- Well I think that some and.
-- different question.
For over the -- TV is supposed to talk about being able.
-- for cable TV that that you couldn't do that okay for over the airway can TV the government can monitor the marketplaces -- that -- for over the -- TV either the public Airways.
They've given to stations are they really.
Temporarily given the station's.
For their use in the public interest and the governor who has the right which of exercise in the past -- on the -- when -- years.
That all political opinions have to have equal to ensure aggression what the government has dropped the Fairness Doctrine -- that it doesn't label because -- cable.
In large measure because you get any opinion why he drafted before cable became you -- -- got to because the Reagan administration didn't like it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- A -- over the Airways TV's I think they should bring you back at the government should decide that another government to decide what -- -- this is a government.
But they -- I think it makes sense for people to be able to hear.
As many sides of political dispute through political opinions as possible as loans -- -- governments there -- the people's airwaves that should be used for that purpose is.
The left upset with President Obama or should say that the post.
November 2010 elections President Obama.
I'm going to guess I don't know -- part of -- -- against the compromise.
To retain the bush tax rates.
Did indeed and I voted against -- for a number of reasons many of which I'm sure you've heard right I -- like extending the Blagojevich betrayed by this democratic president.
-- I would -- it would be traded let me say there was one other.
Reason that I was very upset with this I think it's a major mistake that they have -- that.
And that is when the right to conservatives say we've got to.
Reduce Social Security benefits or increase -- time -- -- or whatever because of the deficit we always replied there's nothing do with deficits of securities -- -- self financed and senator.
But -- do this.
Tax so called compromise.
The general fund is that going to be subsidized social security and 120 billion dollars a year to -- -- put Social Security right into deficit debate tonight.
And the president rejected the fundamental principles of his own and of the Democratic Party in art and craft this compromise with Republicans.
Well he would say he was forced to do that in order to keep the middle class tax cut that he was a -- deal I would not have.
I voted against the -- voted -- and and you voted against that you brought against him again and I tell them I certainly would congressman Nadler from New York City it's a pleasure thank you for joining us on.
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