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Honorable Sentator Ford,
You recent bill, "S 0056, General Bill", is frankly to say, outrageous. You were elected to represent your fellow citizens and to uphold the Constitution and the very principle of this country. By proposing this bill, you are eliminating parts of free speech. As protected by the Bill of Rights, Amendment I. There are certian exception to it, considering the Miller's Test onm profanity and obviously needed laws for copyright and Camphain finance laws, and for slander.
But my non-polite side of my mind has just exploded in a rush of anger and frustration and someone could even CONCIVE the idea that they would limit our free speech.
"(3) publishes orally or in writing, exhibits, or otherwise makes available anything obscene to any a group or individual; or"
So, are you telling me that who ever publishes great novels such as George Orwell's 1984, Charles Dicken's Great Expectation, and just about every modern novel written! This is quite outragous.
"Both proposals are clearly unconstitutional, said David Hudson, a scholar at the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Anti-profanity laws are "relics of past eras." Although profanity can be prohibited in limited cases, such as in public schools or if it's part of a threat, most profane or offensive speech is protected under the First Amendment, Hudson said. "What may be profane to person A may not be profane to person B," said Keith Holzman, principal of Solutions Unlimited, a consultant and former record-label executive. "I'm against all forms of such legislation. You can't define profanity."
There are so many things wrong with this, and how it could be twisted into bad things, that I will not even list them. This is a CLEAR violation of our rights, and would severly go agaisnt the First Ammendment of the Constiution. THe can't believe that even you, a sentator, would even think of proposing something like this.
In conclusion, I would like to let you know that I am not a resident of South Carolina, I have never even visted South Carolina. I am a proud citizen of Minnesota, and came across this bill randomly, and am passing it along to everyone I know. This is outragous, and I suggest you pull the bill immidently. Thank you for my time.\