A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to “transmit or display an image” online that is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.
In order for us all to properly channel our outrage, this absolutely idiotic piece of legislation is going ot need a catchy name akin to the Don’t Say Gay Bill. How does Don’t Open Your Eyes On the Internet Bill sound to you?
We assume that the Don’t Say Gay Bill was going to be the most idiotic thing to come out of Tennessee this year until we saw that “Gay Men Will Rape You Daughters In Public Bathrooms” commercial a few weeks ago. But now this drivel has managed to outshine even that nonsense.
Straight up, even third grade students are able to recognize that this law practically has a 50 foot neon florescent asterisk next to it, blinking out into the ethers as if to say THIS MOTHERF*CKING LAW IS TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
What a heinous waste of taxpayers’ resources and our judicial system’s time. Attention Tennessee:
A) You’re behaving like asshats.
And B) Your new law is in direct violation of the first amendment rights of all Americans. You don’t even need to know the entire bill of rights. It’s the first amendment! You seriously only needed to read the very first sentence in our Bill of Rights to know that this law of yours is completely illegal.
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.
Attention Tennessee, you are seriously THIS CLOSE to getting voted off the island. We are over your nonsense. Learn how to behave like adults. And for goodness sake, please elect better political leaders! You are pissing your freedom away!