It’s pretty sad that Americans know more about a cartoon than the First Amendment. The article is here.
Isaac Hayes is quitting his role as Chef on South Park. Apparently, South Park did a spoof on the Church of Scientology, of which Hayes is a member of. He didn’t have any problems spoofing other religions, so what’s the problem, Isaac? Can’t take the heat just like the Moslems? Hopefully, the Scientologists won’t be going on a rampage any time soon…
HR1606 is expected to come up for vote in the House this week, probably tomorrow. The text can be found here. The bill is:
- Paragraph (22) of section 301 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431(22)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: `Such term shall not include communications over the Internet.’.
Now I admit that I haven’t researched this act, but the pundits that I was listening to made the claim that this bill would be the slippery slope that would assault the First Amendment’s free speech provision. Can anyone wade through the legalese of the 1971 law found here and see if this is true? I don’t have my legal hat on tonight, and it has been a long day.