Wednesday, 05 October 2011
Fixed it for you:
Naming names: New York state senators Jeff Klein, Diane Savino, David Carlucci and David Valesky.
What they said:
Proponents of a more refined First Amendment argue that this freedom should be treated not as a right but as a privilege — a special entitlement granted by the state on a conditional basis that can be revoked if it is ever abused or maltreated."More refined” = "You rubes who read all that ‘shall pass no law’ stuff as absolute are way too unsophisticated for our modern, complicated world.”
"Privilege... granted... on a conditional basis” = "So if we dont like what you say, we will shut you up.”
Seems they not only want to get rid of elections, they want to make sure you don’t do any talking about it, either.
TechDirt: NY State Senators Say We’ve Got Too Much Free Speech; Introduce Bill To Fix That
The state does not grant rights. The state acknowledges (by virtue of being denied the ability to abridge) rights which pre-exist and preempt the state. (Or which were given us by $DEITY, if you roll that way...I do, but not everybody does.)
What these people want is to play God. Which should disqualify them from holding any public office for life.
Posted by: Nathan at 10/06/11 13:44:28 (cBrDo)
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