NY State Senators Say We’ve Got Too Much Free Speech
NY. Senators Say; We’ve Got TOO MUCH Free Speech; Introduce Bill To Fix That
(By Mike Masnick @ Tech Dirt)
We’ve been pointing out a variety of attempts, to push back on the First Amendment lately. One fertile ground for such attacks, are local politicians carrying the “cyberbullying” banner, in various attempts to magically outlaw being a “jerk” online, usually by making it illegal to offend someone online. Of course, making someone’s action illegal based on how someone else feels about it, is all kinds of crazy. It also would seem to violate the very principles of the First Amendment, which bar Congress (and local governments) from passing any laws that take away one’s right to free speech.