Hello? Tennessee State government? Ah, good, wasn’t quite sure I had the right number or not.
So, about that legislation you recently passed? The one about making it an offense and sending people to jail if they electronically communicate in any way, shape or form in a way that might offend anyone at anytime and for any reason in any way, shape or form no matter what? Yeah, that one. You can’t do that. No, really…you can’t do that. It’s against the Constitution. No, I’m not kidding, it’s called restriction of free speech. You know, that thing about “freedom of speech” being the right of every American? Yeah it makes that bit of legislation illegal according to federal law. I know you passed it but it doesn’t mean it’s legal. If it was just about something simple like robbing a midi-mart or punching your neighbor in the face ‘cuz he’s a democrat it’d be one thing, but this is like a statewide, restricting what people can or cannot say thing, you know? Kind of like the they did things in the old USSR, remember? You really need to look into that.
Oh, and while I’m thinking about it, the Internet? Yup, that thing you look at in your browser on your home computer? Right, that Google thing, that’s it. It doesn’t actually belong to Tennessee. Nope, sorry but it doesn’t. In fact it isn’t owned by anyone or anything at all, it’s like an anarchy you know? A-N-A-R-C-H-Y. As in no ruling body, no central core, belongs to the people and the people only, that kind of thing? And it’s global you know? Like world-wide? So you can’t just arbitrarily pass laws about it or what can be posted on it or using it to send email or anything like that. I mean, if someone who lives in Maine sends you one of those well known images of the evolution of man? You know, the one with the ape changing into a modern day kind of guy? Yeah, that one. You really can’t prosecute them if it offends you. Nope, ‘fraid not.
So yeah, unless you want a huge backlash coming down on you along with all sorts of class action lawsuits and the Feds poking about and asking you all sorts of embarrassing questions then you really need to consider back pedaling that recent legislation.
Okay then, nice talking with ya’. Have a happy Independence Day. What? No, that’s what the 4th of July is, the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Independence? But…well, never mind then. Happy 4th of July to ya’. Bye.