Jan 9, 2006

e-nnoyance

How the fuck is this constitutional?
"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
Aside from the use of the most annoying word ever - utilize - this new federal law totally goes above and beyond the whole "yelling 'fire' in a crowded theatre" test. How the hell can anonymous comments that annoy be unlawful? Last I remember from a past constitutional law class, simply being "annoying" was still protected speech.

Ugh.

Here again is an example of our civil liberties being taken away from us. But then again, what else is new with this administration? I'm not even surprised at this.

Shall we all clasp hands and sing "Kumbaya" now? Now that I think about it, singing "Kumbaya" is annoying.

Hmm ...

1 comment:

Blogenfreude said...

We're from the NSA, and we're here to help you ...