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Illinois state senator pushes anti-anonymity bill
the daily caller. ^ | 02/21/2013 | Josh Peterson

Posted on 02/22/2013 9:18:20 PM PST by Minutemen

Excerpt: 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.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Illinois
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More of Big Brother with his nose where it doesn't belong.
1 posted on 02/22/2013 9:18:22 PM PST by Minutemen
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To: Minutemen

Hey commie pig, my address is 1776 Come and Get Me Boulevard.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 9:29:38 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Minutemen

Dare not call it a conspiracy. Fat right there. We will tear each other to the bone with these Leftists in power.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 9:36:21 PM PST by endthematrix (The Name of the Game is BAILOUT.)
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To: Minutemen

Another *!@#ed ‘rat. I saw a CA rep rat on an earlier thread wanting a national tax on gun sales.
I really hate rats. We hates ‘em my Precious ...


4 posted on 02/22/2013 9:40:22 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Minutemen

Sounds like the neo-communists want to be able to NAME NAMES and blacklist and bring up on charges of being an enemy of their state.

Joe McCarthy was not a senator. He was a prophet.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 9:47:19 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Minutemen

I think I get where he’s coming from but no thanks Ira.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 9:47:30 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Minutemen

Get a rope!


7 posted on 02/22/2013 10:16:07 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Minutemen

The federalist papers were written anonymously. More and more the democrats become british.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 10:30:51 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Minutemen
the internet exists,so that we may slander others anonymously
9 posted on 02/22/2013 10:50:58 PM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Minutemen

How the hell do they enforce that? FR is in CA not IL.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 10:59:51 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Minutemen

Is there any part of the Bill of Rights the rats won’t crap on?


11 posted on 02/22/2013 11:27:43 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: RC one
Ira and his bunch of merry Socialist-Democrats sound desperate....trying to throw a wrench in the works that we posters thrive on. Ira and his ilk are actually good little Alinsky-ites....they keep shoveling the leftist crap our way, hoping some of it will stick to the soles of our shoes. I would love to hear what Mark Levin would say about “Ira Silverstein.”
12 posted on 02/23/2013 12:37:52 AM PST by itssme
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To: Minutemen

If there’s a more clear violation of the First Amendment, I haven’t seen it.

This will never fly.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 1:26:58 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Minutemen

I expect we will see this idiots personel information on line for all to see, dont you?


14 posted on 02/23/2013 3:40:35 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Lexington and Concord Americans experience thier first gun grab attempt)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Joe McCarthy was not a senator. He was a prophet.

I've said it before on this forum - Joe McCarthy wasn't wrong - he was just early.

15 posted on 02/23/2013 4:50:01 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Minutemen

This could have a silver lining. All we have to do is get Obama to post online, then we can use this law to find out who he really is.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 6:22:45 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Minutemen

It’s funny how so much legislation seems to be written to get revenge against the last thing that pissed off some representative.


17 posted on 02/23/2013 6:26:09 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Minutemen

This can only apply to web sites hosted in Illinois and there aren’t many because there is is not much hosting that is based there. Moreover, hosting is a cutthroat business and it is soooo easy to move a web site to a more free jurisdiction.

There may come a time when in order to be able to speak freely, many web sites will be based outside of the Land of the Used To Be Free.

For example: http://www.ccihosting.com/ (Equipment located on a former US military base)


18 posted on 02/23/2013 6:30:33 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Nooseman

It would eventually evolve to include “besmirching” The Religion of Peace.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 9:09:47 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: sickoflibs
I am well aware that law is a proposal in and for the state of Illinois. The whole point being, where will it stop?
Give the pea-brains the idea and every senator will want the same regulation for their state.
20 posted on 02/23/2013 9:15:52 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen
RE :”I am well aware that law is a proposal in and for the state of Illinois. The whole point being, where will it stop?
Give the pea-brains the idea and every senator will want the same regulation for their state.”

I guess this state Senator is getting some anonymous criticism on the internet he doesn't like.

It doesn't sound enforceable in a way that can be effective by states. So what stops someone from and in Illinois posting the anonymous criticism of that state Senator on FR that everyone in Illinois can read? A stupid law like this in Illinois cant tell FR to remove anything from that site in CA even though the people there in that state can post on it and read it as if they were in CA.

It also sounds like something that would be thrown out in court pretty fast.

21 posted on 02/23/2013 11:07:07 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Hardastarboard

He wasn’t wrong or early. The Soviets had heavily infiltrated all strata of our society when he launched his investigations.

The communists were just angry because they wanted to take this country over subversively, and Joe McCarthy shined the light on those cockroaches.

That is why they demonize him now. And that is one of the reasons they have ‘come out of the closet’ and so openly support Marxism and communist leaders. They figure they’ll never be shy about it again.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 1:57:51 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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