Senate Minority Leader McConnell defends the First Amendment

June 15, 2012, Fairfax, VA--Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his long service in defense of First Amendment freedoms:

“It’s kind of sad when in America we have to praise somebody for supporting the freedom of speech. But today, with the relentless assault by all levels of government attempting to curtail political speech, Senator McConnell’s remarks today must be recognized.

“Senator McConnell’s eloquent defense of our first freedom—the right of everyone to speak their minds regardless of content—is appreciated, and we call on all elected officials to heed his call to protect the very fabric of our Republic by preserving that freedom. Thank you, Senator McConnell, on behalf of the American people whose rights you are defending.”


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