Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is the latest in a long line to push hard against the First Amendment. Durbin is assisted unofficially by some legacy media. Other efforts to degrade the First have been launched by his fellows like Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and at least one Republican. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reached across the murky aisle to help sponsor a bill that is indisputably unconstitutional.
Durbin's efforts targeted the American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit membership organization that seeks to inform about free markets, federalism and limited government. Durbin followed a paradigm adopted by the IRS after tea party groups began to multiply.