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Monday, March 10, 2008

Kentuckian Government Busybody Proposes to Outlaw Anonymous Internet Posting

A Kentuckian busybody state lawmaker wants to police internet websites by simply outlawing anonymous posting online.

If the bill is passed and becomes law, any online anonymous user who refuses to register with a website will be slapped with a $500 fine for the first offense and a $1,000 fine for each offense after that.

Don't these statist, government-worshipping collectivists have anything better to do than to worry about some anonymous twit posting a nasty comment on some website? And how are they going to enforce this bill if (and when) it becomes law? How will this work? Don't they understand that, if this bill becomes a government-sancted edict, the cost to operate a website would go through the roof? More so, don't they understand that it will scrap free speech on the internet for good?

This is nothing more than an attack on an anonymous poster and any other Internet surfer's First Amendment protections. Anyone who is for anonymous posting on the Internet in that state should speak up, contact their state legislator, and speak out against this vile and diabolical monstrosity.