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Anti-Bullying Bill Could Jail People Who Criticize Politicians
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 42520118:MV8yMjc3MDkyXzM4NzU4NzI0XzZGNUQ4NEYz] [quote:Anonymous Coward 40765950:MV8yMjc3MDkyXzM4NzU4NjUxXzUxQjQ4QzhD] While it's true that the USA incarcerates the highest percentage of it's population in the world it still isn't enough. All rational clear thinking people agree that we need to put more people in prison for a very long time. [/quote] The only people who belong in prison are the violent and politicians oh, and people who think like you. [/quote]
Not only did this month's top nanny introduce a bill that would criminalize speech deemed to be bullying--up to a year in the clink!--she introduced a bill that, according to UCLA First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh, is not limited to speech about children (despite it being touted with the typical "for the children!" justifications). Volokh notes that the bill, if passed, could punish harsh speech directed at journalists, academics, celebrities, politicians, and the like, if the speech results in "substantial emotional distress."
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