“The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.”
My only question is…. Why has it taken so long? We knew this was coming!
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Apparently, this lawmaker is not familiar with that inconvenient document… you know… the unread document, sometimes referred to as the US Constitution! Oh, yeah! Why that thing has been amended 27 times…(The last one in 1992)... and guess what? The very first amendment covers free speech! Here’s what it says:
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.
(In 1960, the Supreme Court in Talley v. California, (362 U.S. 60) struck down a Los Angeles city ordinance that made it a crime to distribute anonymous pamphlets.)
Drat! What an inconvenience!
Oh, this is only the beginning. Count on it. The Internet is the most powerful entity on the planet and those who would rule over us absolutely must have the reins to the Internet clutched in their hands… one away or the other. Eventually, they will!
So, we had better enjoy it while we can.
The question we should all be asking ourselves is the question the ancient Romans asked: "Who will guard us from the guardians?"