[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.