'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Frivolous Nonsense

I so wanted to launch into a tirade when I saw the headline:

Dem Senators Say 1st Amendment Doesn't Protect 'Fraudulent Speech'; Bill Would Outlaw Misleading Election Info

After all, who more than Democrats put out misleading information at election time each year and who is it that jumps up and wants it banned - if it applies to "the other guy," of course.

But, as it turns out, this doesn't rise to the tirade level. It's frivolous and a waste of valuable time.

Which means Senator Charles Schumer of New York is most certainly behind it.

America crumbling? The poor getting poorer?  He's got other concerns bunching his undies:
Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) have introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime to publish false or misleading election material in an effort to prevent people from voting.

The law, the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011, would bring federal criminal and civil penalties to anyone who intentionally puts out false information in an attempt to dissuade or prevent people from voting. The law only applies to false information published 90 days before a federal election and only to information regarding voting eligibility and the time and place of elections.
False information just before an election that applies only to information disseminated with the willful intention of misleading voters as to time and place for casting ballots.

How many human beings might their law apply to? One? Two?

There are 13.3 million Americans out of work and this is all these two clowns have to worry about?

* I'll let the 1st Amendment crowd fight out the Constitutional implications of such a law. I'll not waste my time.