Friday, November 21, 2008

Big Brother Brings Hope and Change

The most likely candidate for Attorney General has an opinion about regulating the internet.

The court has really struck down every government effort to try to regulate it. We tried with regard to pornography. It is gonna be a difficult thing, but it seems to me that if we can come up with reasonable restrictions, reasonable regulations in how people interact on the Internet, that is something that the Supreme Court and the courts ought to favorably look at. - May 28, 1999 NPR Morning Edition

Sounds perfectly reasonable, right? I mean, we don't want our kids getting to porn sites or terrorist groups, right? Well, the Courts have NOT "favorably look[ed] at" the idea, and there's a reason:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That would be the First Amendment, in case you didn't get enough clues from that quotation. You know the sad part? There are "liberals" who voted for the winner this year, who are going to be perfectly okay with this. At first. I don't see anything "liberal" about that, do you? Developing...

(H/T to Ed of Hot Air.)

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