Release Date: Jun 15, 2012Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber Commends Leader McConnell for his Remarks on the First Amendment
'The Temptation for Those in Power to Limit the Speech of Those who Disagree With Them is Simply too Great to Allow the Protections of the First Amendment to Be Eroded,' Says Josten
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today regarding Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks on the First Amendment at the American Enterprise Institute:
“Leader McConnell’s remarks today correctly highlighted the dangers of the government attempting to limit our freedom of speech. The temptation for those in power to limit the speech of those who disagree with them is simply too great to allow the protections of the First Amendment to be eroded. Unfortunately this is a battle we must fight every day because despite the wisdom of our founding fathers, there will always be those who are more interested in silencing their critics than working to find solutions to the very real problems our country faces.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.