And if their assault on the 2nd Amendment in Virginia wasn’t enough….
Over the years, we’ve seen many displays of what could be considered obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, indecent language, suggestions or proposals of an obscene nature, and threats of illegal or immoral acts. Whether those displays originate online or at public protests, the left is the most egregious of offenders, they’re proud of it and consider such First Amendment-protected free speech.
When a bully gets a taste of his or her own medicine, that bully usually backs down. That is unless we’re talking about an aggressive Democrat majority in Virginia who now deams offensive speech issued towards them something that should be treated as an act of criminality.
If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received or in the City of Richmond if the person subjected to the act is one of the following officials or employees of the Commonwealth: the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
— § 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty
Public officials, candidates, government employees can and have called taxpaying constituents everything from stupid, uninformed, racists, haters, fascists, religious bigots, homophobes and worse, but the thought of someone calling them something mean could soon become a criminal offense punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, or both.
Virginia Democrats appear to believe the citizenry must show them due reverence and respect they believe they (as “public servants”) are due, and we may soon have our First Amendment right of free speech criminalized when it comes time for any kind of Constitutionally protected dissent. And let’s be real, while we all have our crazies, liberals are far and away more rude, obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, publicly display indecent language, making suggestions or proposals of an obscene nature (i.e. “fuck yourself”) than anything you’ll see or hear at a conservative and/or Republican gathering.
And as is the ongoing pattern, overreaching Democrats will high five themselves when H.B. 1627 passes but seeing how politics IS cyclical, there will be a Republican majority in Virginia again and these same Democrats will be whining how their inability to hurl an insult is a violation of their freedom of speech.
Well, until Democrats demand future Republicans repeal that law, fuck you.