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Anyone Still Think Democrats Believe in Liberty?

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In the light of Sandy Hook, the Lib-crats have been up in arms against the right to bear arms.  And despite the fact that the law says “not infringed”, which means no violation or encroachment of the exclusive right, the socialists in Washington take the steps to divest Americans of owning weapons, by infringing on the types of weapons and ammunition that they may own.

ImageBut now, we have a Democrat in the Illinois State Senate who believes that liberties and freedoms of the First Amendment needs a little paring back. State Senator Ira Silverstein has dropped the Internet Posting Removal Act that says that if requested, a website administrator to remove all comments from people who are not willing to reveal their identity.

Now we all have to deal with trolls on the net.  In most cases, they are a general nuisance because they don’t add anything of any real benefit to an otherwise intellectual conversation.  Thing is, the Constitution prevents the federal Congress from making rules against any speech, including speech lacking in intellectual merit.

Since Silverstein’s work only applies to the state of Illinois,his bill has no effect on the federal level.  But he wants to be able to arm-twist a web administrator to preventing people from posting anonymously or under a pseudonym.

Why?  What’s the big deal with the trolls anyway?  As annoying as they are, it’s not like anything that they say is really that harmful.  Sometimes, they are funny.  And heaven knows we get our own share of trolls out here – mostly liberals and spam bots.

Unless, this has nothing to do with mindless trolls or ghost writers, but rather, people who raise critical points against elected officials who can’t handle the criticism – which would make more sense to me.

And from what I hear of Mr. Silverstein, his skin is transparently thin.  What are you afraid of, Ira?  Or does the free exercise of liberty make you shake in your wingtips?

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Read It: Illinois state senator pushes anti-anonymity bill | The Daily Caller.
Trollface: Hattip to Whynne and Wallpoper.com

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

February 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

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