Retarded Legislators vs. The Constitution

Some Georgia legislators no doubt would like to do the same thing, but I suspect they are all smart enough to know this would be a constitutional violation.

They aren’t too bright in Kentucky.

Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.

The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.


  1. Bill Simon says:

    Aha-ha-ha, Erick! You said “Some Georgia legislators no doubt would like to do the same thing, but I suspect they are all smart enough to know this would be a constitutional violation.”

    No, they aren’t any smarter here than they are in Kentucky. There are several laws on the books that would likely be overturned on a sound constitutional challenge. It’s just that some of us have to work for a living.

    AND, the SE Legal Foundation is too busy playing kissy-kiss with certain religious right groups rather than stick to its original roots.

  2. Chris says:

    Ah, Back in about 1996, I was plaintiff against the state of Georgia on just one of these bills (HB1630). The law was, struck down of course,

  3. Tea Party says:

    I better post this while I still can:


    Listen folks, we are at crossover in the Legislature, now is the last stretch. Why is Rep. Jerry Keene gonna be in Dunwoody on Thursday? Why do most of the Citizens for Dunwoody not have regular jobs?

    I ask why anyone would want more rules, more government, unless they benefit (Make a law, make a job)? I ask why any fiscally conservative Republicans would stand for more government and higher taxes.

    In the end, I will offer this bit for incorporo-centric, tax-more, govern-more, tell-me-what-to-do-more folks:

    More that 1/2 of Dunwoody will NOT VOTE for MORE Government and Higher TAXES.

    Can you hear me now, Rep. Keene?

  4. MSBassSinger says:

    I agree with Bill Simon (without implying he would agree with me) that “No, they aren’t any smarter here than they are in Kentucky”.

    First, the RINO-led band of blind mice (e.g. Jerry Keene) we call the Republican leadership in the Georgia legislature (with a few exceptions), pander to soccer moms (and the cowardly husbands they control), creates HB1059. A bill that does nothing to protect children, but impresses these soccer moms (and the cowardly husbands they control) to pander for votes.

    Fast forward 2 years, after most, if not all of the bill is clearly unConstitutional, after the law contributed to the death of a 6 year old, harmed a lot of innocent family members of no-risk/low-risk sex offenders, and did zilch to protect any child. What do our esteemed and wise RINO leaders do? Make another bill (HB 908) for more of the same – and for good measure, make it even worse and more unConstitutional.

    Law enforcement was against HB1059 and are against HB 908. The folks who have the most experience with Georgia’s sex offenders were against HB1059 and are against HB 908. They know there is a better way that would really protect kids.

    These RINOs apparently do not understand the folly of claiming the validity of the Constitution for religious speech and 2nd amendment rights (which is correct to do), but ignoring the Constitution when it comes to ex post facto and banishment.

    Either Constitution is right, or its wrong. One – even a RINO – can’t have it both ways and still claim to be a conservative.

  5. Dave Bearse says:

    MSBassSinger—I agree. The legislation in a way takes private property without due process or proper compensation. Assuming that law really is necessary to protect children, respect for property rights would instead prohibit the establishment of any church, day care business or school bus stop within 1,000 feet of the home of registered sexual offenders living in and owning their homes.

    HB978 allows police to seize vehicles from illegal immigrants. The legislation would have included provisions allowing for the seizure of vehicles of repeat drunk drivers and those driving on suspended driver’s licenses if it were about public safety. It would have included provisions for seizure of the property of people that knowingly employ illegal immigrants if it were about ill-gotten gains.

    Which one of the Georgia GOPs four principles guiding legislation applies to statutory routine seizure of private property?

  6. Bill Simon says:

    OR, even any of the State of Georgia’s Three Principles:

    Wisdom (A-ha-ha-ha!)
    Justice (Belly-clutching laughter)
    Moderation (Pulled a muscle laughing)

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