Friday, March 03, 2023

Enemies of Caesar Who Write Negative Opinions Will Have To Register With the State of Florida

Am I potentially breaking a proposed new law in Florida?

[The Hill, March 2, 10:04 p.m.] A bill proposed this week by a Republican state senator in Florida would require bloggers who write about Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), his Cabinet officers and members of the Florida legislature to register with the state.

Yikes. No distinction I see between bloggers in Florida and bloggers in, say, North Carolina. But wait. There's this important provision:

Would apply only to bloggers who receive compensation for a given online post about an elected state officer. 

That lets me out, since I make nothing from shooting off my mouth except a sore throat. 

I realize it was not the would-be dictator of Florida himself who introduced this law, but rather one of his eager minions in the Florida state lege, who evidently wanted to please the bush-league Mussolini. "You-must-register-with-the-state-if-you're-making-money-while-also-making-fun" should become one of those essential landmarks markingv Florida's slippage into the vast dark.


Wolf's Head said...

Don't worry about DeSantis, this is what you should worry about.

A real vision for a prosperous and free future.

A nightmare for lefties.

Thinking biggly for our future.

Red Hornet said...

The only biggly left about Trump is his oversized butt.

Wolf's Head said...

Ah! The lefty ad hominem attack.

So much easier than rational criticism.

Enjoy freezing in the dark while eating bugs or have a prosperous happy life.

The choice is yours.

But I think you should eat the bugs.