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John Edwards: Trash the First Amendment

John EdwardsHey John, if you don’t like advertisemnts for prescription drugts, don’t watch them.   Then lay off our Constitution.

Edwards may be a shyster of a lawyer, but he doezn’t seem to be much of a physician.   Holly Ramer, Associated Press [1];

CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says prescription drug companies should have to wait two years to begin advertising their new products to consumers

Edwards on Sunday was outlining a plan to regulate what he views as a proliferation of misleading drug ads. In the decade since the government relaxed rules on advertising directly to consumers, spending on prescription drug ads has nearly quadrupled to more than $4 billion a year, he said in prepared remarks.

Edwards have a law degree, yet he seems think he knows more about prescribing drugs than does your physician.   We citizens have this thing called the First Amendment [2], which protects our right to communicate with our physicians as we alone see fit:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,      or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of  speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to   assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of  grievances.

John, the responsibility of the office you seek, President, is to protect our constitutional rights, not trample them.