Daily Archives: May 17, 2009

‘Hate Crime’ Bill Criminalizes Free Speech

More loosely-worded, unconstitutional ‘legislation’ — an alleged Hate Crimes Bill that could very easily be used by the federal government as an attempt to stifle free speech — that conveniently leaves plenty of room for interpretation is working its way through Congress, offering more evidence that those in Congress should be required to read and understand the United States Constitution before being allowed to take a Congressional seat.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression — states that “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.”

H.R. 1966 — the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act — proposed by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez of California states that:

“Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both….

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