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Illinois state senator
pushes anti-anonymity bill

Daily Caller, by Josh Peterson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/21/2013 11:01:15 AM

A recently introduced bill in the Illinois state Senate would require anonymous website comment posters to reveal their identities if they want to keep their comments online. The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.”

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Now that´s horrifying! There are way too many maniacs out there who could very easily track you down and punish you for saying anything they disagree with. The leftists would have a field day with those of us here at Lucianne.com.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/21/2013 11:11:47 AM     (No. 9188819)

This is really the censorship law. Then idea is to quash free political speech. This is exactly the kind of thing the Founders tried to prevent by limiting the capacities of the goobernment (that suggestion sheet call the Bill of Rights as an example).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/21/2013 11:13:57 AM     (No. 9188823)

The "maniacs out there" are not the only danger. In the Obama era, we have to also fear agents of the current regime, who may wish to retaliate against their political opponents. The Nazis weren´t content to eliminate only their most well-known and powerful critics. They also moved against common people, even having children spy on their parents. The fact that this happened in an ´enlightened´ European country in the past belies the foolish belief that it could not happen here, especially in a regime that believes the Constitution is just a piece of parchment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 2/21/2013 11:18:53 AM     (No. 9188837)

Stalin clone in the WH and his minions and sycophants running the country. What we have is 1984 in 2013.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/21/2013 11:22:34 AM     (No. 9188848)

OP, I have no doubt that obama´s brown shirts would carry out violent acts against many people on this site if we were outed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/21/2013 11:25:52 AM     (No. 9188858)

And a quick google of Ira reveals that he´s a Dhimmocrat!

And an even bigger surprise, his affliction wasn´t mentioned in the article, either. Affliction, a pun you see...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/21/2013 11:33:19 AM     (No. 9188869)

Spot on #1 - one would think that - as most politicians seem to be lawyers, that concept wouldn´t escape ´em.

Then again, look what they´re passing off as a ´Constitutional Law Professor´ these days - somebody who´s grasp of the Constitution can best be described as ´clueless´ - if you eliminate ´hostile to´ from the running...

Yeah, we can see where they´d like to shut us up and keep only their MSM shills...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pensom2, 2/21/2013 11:44:30 AM     (No. 9188900)

Obviously, this bill will never be passed into law. There´s no question that it would be unconstitutional, let alone impractical and impossible to enforce. The only question is, why is this idiot even proposing this bill?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/21/2013 11:44:34 AM     (No. 9188901)

Poor Riohard´s Almanac was a compilation of Ben Franklin´s anonymous published comments. Duh!!

Hey, all you America-hating commie-lovers out there, it´s called First Amendment Rights. If you don´t like it here, get the heck out! Plenty of backwater socialist countries to choose from. Buy some luggage.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/21/2013 11:58:22 AM     (No. 9188929)

Ring, ring, 1st Amendment calling.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/21/2013 11:59:13 AM     (No. 9188932)

How silly. People with a tech background already know who they are.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: manitouman, 2/21/2013 12:00:15 PM     (No. 9188934)

I´d really like to see the teeth marks in the backsides of the supporters of his party should it pass.

Some of the fiercest vitriol, and foulest posts, come from those who are inclined to vote for this guy.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/21/2013 12:16:23 PM     (No. 9188957)

The day may come when we may be back to hand-written pamphlets.

But if they didn´t stop Thomas Paine - they can´t stop us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tip35c, 2/21/2013 2:00:28 PM     (No. 9189221)

Just identify yourself as "Illegal Immigrant", and you can post any comment you please with total impunity.

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