|Authoritarian Statist Democrats have no problem with free speech when it directed against |
policies they oppose. But don't you dare use unapproved speech in public.
NEW STATE LAW: Up to six months in jail for daring to use "disturbing" speech
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - - - - George Washington
I guess that oath legislators and the Governor take to protect the Constitution ain't worth crap. Inch by inch the nation is moving towards an authoritarian Big Brother State. Speech, the internet, what you eat and so much more are being controlled by the State.
Here we have the Big Government Elitist Ruling Class in the Democratic Party falling all over each other to restrict freedom of speech. They also fall back on needing to do it to "protect the children."
The display of photos of aborted fetuses outside a Rancho Palos Verdes middle school in 2003 resulted in outrage, a years-long court battle and now a new state law.
Governor Jerry Brown (Socialist Party - CA) on Wednesday signed the legislation that makes it a misdemeanor to create a disturbance on or next to an elementary or middle school campus where the action threatens the physical safety of students reports the Los Angeles Times.
Violators of the law, which takes effect Jan. 1, face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.The governor signed the bill "because he agrees with the Legislature that it should be a crime for people to create disruptions … that could threaten the safety of children," spokeswoman Elizabeth Ashford said.
Assemblyman Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) wrote the measure in response to the incident in which billboard-sized images of fetuses were mounted on a truck and driven on the streets around Dodson Middle School.
"Because of the disturbing nature of the photographs, some students at the scene became angry, some began to cry and others stared while standing in the street, creating a traffic safety hazard," Mendoza said.
But AB 123 divided the Legislature. Opponents, including Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), worried it might result in the erosion of free-speech rights.
The governor's action comes three years after a federal court found that the 1st Amendment rights of anti-abortion activists were violated when they were ordered by school officials and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to stop circling the middle school.
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