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New York Democrats Argue Free Speech is a Privilege That Can be Revoked

 
 
 
 
 
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State Senators argue that Free Speech is a privilege, not a right.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution clearly states:

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.

However, that hasn’t stopped state and federal officials to creatively redefine what “freedom of speech” means. Of late there have been multiple attempts [1][2] to legislate digital censorship, with government officials looking to decide what forms of online speech they feel aren’t okay and make them illegal.

The latest effort on this front comes from four Democratic New York state senators, who have published a report entiteld “Cyberbullying: A Report on Bullying in a Digital Age”. In that report, Sen. Jeff Klein, Diane Savino, David Carlucci, and David Valesky argue that the First Amendment has been long misinterpreted by politicians and courts and really means that free speech is a privilege (not a right), which can be taken away.

They write:

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.

The argument that free speech was not intended as a protected right seems rather baffling given that the First Amendment is part of the “Bill of Rights.”

Of course they argue that state politicians should be tasked with creating laws of what they feel constitutes “abuse” of free speech and grounds for censorship. According to their full report, possible “abusive” speech that they feel should be banned includes:

1. Leaving hurtful messages online:
“LEAVING IMPROPER MESSAGES ON ONLINE MESSAGE BOARDS OR SENDING HURTFUL AND DAMAGING MESSAGES TO OTHERS;”
2. Flaming people online:
“”FLAMING” (HURTFUL, CRUEL, AND OFTENTIMES INTIMIDATING MESSAGES INTENDED TO INFLAME, INSIGHT, OR ENRAGE);”
3. “Happy slapping” (a 2005 meme that the befuddled Senators appear to mistake for a current problem):
“”HAPPY SLAPPING” (RECORDING PHYSICAL ASSAULTS ON MOBILE PHONES OR DIGITAL CAMERAS, THEN DISTRIBUTING THEM TO OTHERS);”
4. Trolling online:
“”TROLLING” (DELIBERATELY AND DECEITFULLY POSTING INFORMATION TO ENTICE GENUINELY HELPFUL PEOPLE TO RESPOND (OFTEN EMOTIONALLY), OFTEN DONE TO PROVOKE OTHERS);”
5. Exclusion of people:
“EXCLUSION (INTENTIONALLY AND CRUELLY EXCLUDING SOMEONE FROM AN ONLINE GROUP).”

Such legislation are perceived by some as an overreaction of extreme recent incidents of cyberbullying. However, it’s hard to avoid the possibility that such censorship couldn’t be abused by politicians to silence political rivals.

After all, if you can put someone in speech for “trolling” and “leaving hurtful messages on online message boards”, does that mean ruling politicians can imprison those who criticize them online? Clearly that’s how officials in other countries like China have used similar laws. Is the U.S. headed down a similar road?

The Senators have used their report to draft a proposed law.

Under the proposed law, “offensive” speech would become constitute Third-Degree Stalking, a Class A Misdemeanor. And if someone commits suicide due to online harassment — or “bullycide” as the report calls it — the harassers can be charged with Second-Degree Manslaughter, a Class C Felony.

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  • Sovereign

    TOTAL BULL!!! You are only given “privileges and immunities” and not RIGHTS IF you agree that you are a 14th amendment SLAVE instead of a free sovereign/king!

    If you agree that the ALL CAPS name on your birth certificate, drivers license, bank statements and the like are YOU, THEN you are a 14th amendment slave and THEN you only have the aforementioned “privileges and immunities” instead of the RIGHTS of the CONTINENTAL United States as opposed to the CORPORATE United States INC!

    When you hear the term “LAW ENFORCEMENT” you should immediately think to yourself.. yeah.. what LAWS are they REALLY enforcing??

    They’re enforcing Maritime Corporate/commercial/Contract law.. NOT the laws of the US Constitution at all!
    This is what happens when you have corporate rules masquerading as laws of the land. This is where ALL your penal petty laws come from, including all your traffic “laws” and such. All cities, towns, states and the Feds are incorporated under the United State INC. That is why Police officers do not enforce the law, the are armed corporate security guards that enforce Policies, NOT law. That’s why cops are called PolicY(E) officers, because they enforce POLICE-IES, NOT the common laws of the Continental United States. This is why local towns have passed all of these RIDICULOUS laws like this, because THIS is how tyranny start incrementally over time. This has been going on since the end of the Civil War and it’s the exact OPPOSITE of freedom.. Absolutely DISGUSTING!! but there is much more to come, sorry to say!

    This is what happens when you have corporate rules masquerading as laws of the land. This is where ALL your penal petty laws come from, including all your traffic “laws” and such. All cities, towns, states and the Feds are incorporated under the United State INC. That is why Police officers do not enforce the law, the are armed corporate security guards that enforce Policies, NOT law. That’s why cops are called PolicY(E) officers, because they enforce POLICE-IES, NOT the common laws of the Continental United States. This is why local towns have passed all of these RIDICULOUS laws like this, because THIS is how tyranny start incrementally over time. This has been going on since the end of the Civil War and it’s the exact OPPOSITE of freedom.. Absolutely DISGUSTING!! but there is much more to come, sorry to say!

    That is why you have ridiculous traffic laws, codes, statutes and other penal law and the like, which is NOT supposed to exist at ALL in a Constitutional republic such as the United States!

    Due to various sleights of hand perpetrated by crafty lawyers beginning in 1852, a change from the common law over to maritime law took place. This change allowed the courts to now take control of all commerce on land as it does on the seas. Because we are under maritime law, humans themselves are now considered “a vessel on the seas”. This gave the government the right to ticket, tax and even deny people the right to a trial by jury and due process, effectively bypassing our guaranteed constitutional rights.

    This maritime law now applies to money because of something called a “maritime hypothecation”. This “lien” is both secret and invisible. It normally applies to ships at sea, but since all humans born in the U.S. are now also considered a “vessel on the sea” we also fall under this jurisdiction, as does our currency.

    WE THE PEOPLE were duped by corrupt politicians, crooks and liars long before this current generation was born. We were not TOLD of our true responsibility to KEEP the politicians in check. The media, politicians and lawmakers were all BOUGHT OFF by the Evil, Satanic, Luciferian bankers and their servants.. the LAWYERS who, along with Congress, ALLOWED the change over of our laws from common laws of the LAND to MARITIME LAWS of the seas.

    This gave the corrupt BARR association, the lawyers and politicians, all ultimately controlled by the “Synagogue of Satan”, power to simply dismiss the laws, trial by jury and due process. What goes on today in the courts is simply window dressing to make it APPEAR as though the people are still making such decisions. But HOW many times have we heard juries being told by the “JUDGE” “You will apply the law as I give it to you”. That is NOT how the system works, but that is how THEY have made it work, but using maritime laws to OVERRULE and NULLIFY the true laws of the land, to subvert the constitution and slowly over decades take away more and more power from the people unto themselves.

    Then with the establishment of the Federal Reserve act of 1913, they literally took OWNERSHIP of ALL things by tricking people into using their evil and corrupt “federal reserve notes” with it’s built in “lien’ on every dollar ultimately giving the FED ownership of EVERYTHING purchased or ALL services exchanged with the use of THEIR sick corrupted money.

    There are two kinds of law on the earth, one is called Civil Law which is the law of the land and one is Maritime Admiralty which is called the law of water. Maritime Admiralty is Banking Law and the law of the Maritime Admiralty says that you, because you came out of your mothers water are a maritime Admiralty product, this is why the ship is sitting in its birth and is tied to the dock and the captain has to give a certificate of manifest to the port authorities. Because money is changing hands this is why when you were born you have to have a birth certificate. It has to be signed by the doc cause that’s where the ship is tied to, so the doc signs your birth certificate. Why? Because you came out of your mothers water, you came down her birth canal you are a maritime Admiralty product. Therefore your birth certificate is signed by your mother and where your mother signed on the birth certificate you will see it does not say parent or mother, it says informant. Your mother was informing the bank that she has just produced another product to be bought and sold.

    England the British Crown through international banking owns your physical body and that’s the law. The bottom line is that your a maritime Admiralty product and therefore the banks own your body. On the back of the social security card will be numbers in RED on the front will be blue or black but on the back they will be in red. The numbers on the back of a the SS card in red designate your body, it is the serial number of your stock. This is why if your wealthy your preferred stock, if your poor your common stock but your a stock on the stock market. Your body is bought and sold through the use of your birth certificate. If you could get your original birth certificate back you would find that on the back of the birth certificate are all banks around the world, all over the world banks have used your birth certificate because you are a stock in a Maritime Admiralty banking scheme where you make money for banks.

    So consequently the corporation and government and people who want to control you they create a second you and that second you that they control that they created is all in CAPITAL LETTERS. Check it out anytime you get a bill, lawsuit, fine, ticket, utility bill, driving license, social security card, insurance cards, anything period. Anything having to do with business your name will always be in all capital letters because only all capital letters can be dealt with by banks and government anytime you have a name upper and lower case that applies to you, I have no control over you. You sign a contract in which your name is in all capital letters now I can take you to court, now I can take you.

    As a matter of fact the judge sits on the bench, he rules from the bench. The word bench in Latin is a bank, look it up in a Latin dictionary. So the judge rules from the bench, right because he ruling for the bank why? Because someones got to pay, its just a game here the queen of England wants her cut of the American blood, she wants her piece so someones got to pay and the moneys going to go where? Into a bank, that’s right the judge rules for the bank. So consequently if you work in California making money your then referred to as a franchisee of a foreign corporation. The 1849 constitution of California says that NO Californian citizen will ever pay taxes in California State..ever. There will never be a state tax in California ever, that’s the Constitution in California but if you say your a United States citizen your saying you work for a privately owned corporation called the United States therefore your a franchisee of a foreign corporation therefore you must pay the California Franchisee Tax Board not the California State Tax Board. There is no State Tax because your a franchisee of a foreign corporation on the Maritime Banking International Law, you work for the Queen of England. Your butt is owned by the Queen of England in a corporation called the United states whilst a man called Clinton/Bush/Obama is the president of the British corporation.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033608_government_Constitution.html
    http://chinesehealthandfitness.com/MaritimeLaw.html
    http://usa-the-republic.com/revenue/ucc%20connection.html

    • Scott

      1st Amendment: backed up by the 2nd amendment….

      • krm

        you said it brother!

  • American Epitaph

    If only more people could expose themselves to the movement and what is really going on. Perhaps you could check out the new ebook, “American Epitaph” by Damien, to get more incite into where the everyday American citizen sees the country going, and bringing the rest of the world with it. The book is making its round within the movement already.

  • krm

    It is known as The Bill of Rights and I will be damned if any of these criminal, scum politicians are going to redefine it for me. And good luck screwing with the 2nd Amendment you clowns – you’re outnumbered.

  • seo wook kim

    americans like being oppressed. even when they are locked in a fema camp, they still think theyre the freest people on earth.

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