Offending Arizona

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    These cyber bullying are getting way out of hand.

    Arizona just passed a law that is the stupidest thing I have ever read. I fully intend this post to offend anyone in Arizona who voted for this law, and will be happy to repeat it, and intend to insult the governor id she signs it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Crime to Use “Any Electronic or Digital Device” “And Use Any Obscene, Lewd or Profane Language” “With Intent to … Offend”?

    The sad part is that Arizona is not the only state with similar laws. Feel free to post any state you know of with similar laws so I can add them to my intend to offend list, which currently includes Tennessee, Alabama, and Connecticut.

    Anyone want to join me?
     
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    Obviously unconstitutional.
     
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    Anyone read the actual law? It amends a standing stalker law covering telephone harassment to include All electronic devices. Not exactly stomping on the constitution.
     
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    Making it illegal to offend someone clearly is constitutional, no matter what technology is used.
     
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    Read up before flipping out, the part they left out of the OP, the part covering intent, makes it constitutional and not anything to fear unless you like webstalking/text bombing people in AZ.

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    A. It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use a telephone ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person. It is also unlawful to otherwise disturb by repeated anonymous telephone calls ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person at the place where the telephone call or calls COMMUNICATIONS were received.

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    Did you notice the part where I posted the actual law? Did you notice that the blog I linked to was written by a lawyer who actually understands constitutional law well enough to submit briefs to the Supreme Court, something Obama never managed to do?

    Are you aware that, under that law, I could have you arrested for being intentionally and offensively stupid?
     
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    Which part did I leave out of the OP?

    Nice to see you defending Republicans though.
     
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    I guess no one from Arizona (Arizonans?) will be allowed to post on this site anymore
     
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    If you offend Arizona...well ... you are offending the Grand Canyon.

    Who is volunteering to do that?
     
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    its just a giant hole in the ground.
     

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