My Campaign To Promote The Early Death Of Jay Leno May Soon Be Illegal
In a blow to my nascent campaign to arrange the possibly televised murder of Jay Leno, a U.S. House of Representatives bill proposed by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Calif.) (and I think about 14 other internet buzzkillers) could soon make it illegal for Wordsmoker or any other web media outlet thing “”To Cause Substantial Emotional Distress Through “Severe, Repeated, and Hostile” Speech.”
I quote from the bill:
“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….
["Communication"] means the electronic transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user’s choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received; …
["Electronic means"] means any equipment dependent on electrical power to access an information service, including email, instant messaging, blogs, websites, telephones, and text messages.”
Of course, not only could this bill – if passed – ensure the longevity of Mr. Leno’s “career” – but it also seems to me to be a direct attack on the First Amendment, even from my non-legal, non-American viewpoint.
Anyway – if you want, you can coerce, intimidate, harass and cause substantial emotional distress to Representitive Sanchez by contacting her via here.
More about this here.
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