Virginia Democrats are Coming After Your Free Speech Rights Too

Among the many things that Virginia Democrats are looking to do to enhance their hold on Virginia and force their will upon the people, another bill has been introduced that will infringe upon the Constitutional rights of Virginians, and it’s not the Second Amendment violating “red flag law.”

According to Big League Politics, the Democrats are coming after your free speech rights too:

House Bill 1627 was introduced by Delegate Jeffrey M. Bourne last week. The legislation “provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is 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.”

Language in the bill explicitly criminalizes free speech, in what would constitute a blatant attack on the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.

“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 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor,” the legislation reads.

The description of what is or isn’t considered “harassment” is awfully nebulous, but it seems that’s by design. Judging by claims of special interest groups and political activists, “harassment” usually means someone expressed disagreement or mocked them for their statism. Democrats have never taken well to being denied their wishes or not taken seriously enough.

It’s unlikely this bill would survive in a higher court, but regardless, this proves that Democrats are more than willing to stomp on your freedoms in order to protect their own power. As a free American, this should enrage everyone, Virginian or not.

Brandon Morse
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