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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
This is almost hilarious. Isn't it "against the law" to threaten anyone?
They're clearly feeling very scared and very impotent right now...understandable. But this kind of knee-jerk reaction and grand gesture is...well again...almost laughable.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by ararisq
That being said, this type of Bill is designed to capitalize and EXPAND any type of language which might be 'considered' threatening against any top level positioner of gov, and that to me signals a 'looseness' of what will be deemed 'acceptable' talk.
So under said bill, something like, "we should toss so and so out of office" would become against the law, and be interpreted as a potential threat. This obviously is designed as an expansionary tool to dissuade and crush dissent against those who are in leadership positions imho.
Originally posted by The Sword
Hey, just calling a spade a spade.
It's just not healthy to be obsessing over a piece of paper written by rich white land/slave owners.
...make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.
To write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States, or either House of Congress, or the President, with intent to defame, or bring either into contempt or disrepute, or to excite against either the hatred of the people of the United States, or to stir up sedition, or to excite unlawful combinations against the government, or to resist it, or to aid or encourage hostile designs of foreign nations.
They want protection against nutjobs obsessed with the constitution, birth certificate and every other rightie loonie issue under the sun.
Originally posted by loveguy
How about curing the economy and putting people back to work? Take representing the PEOPLE to an honorable level. Quit disrespecting your employers, and do what you were put in office to do... Uphold the Constitution.