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September 15, 2008

Virginia

by @ 1:42 pm. Filed under Current Events, Technology

I love Virginia…honestly, my father-in-law was from Virginia (great guy), Thomas Jefferson, my favorite founding father was from Virginia, Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are breath taking…but, what the heck are they doing down there? Last week the Virginia Supreme Court overturned an anti-spam law. Listen to this…the court said the statute violated the First Amendment right to free and anonymous speech. Sorry, to all those Virginians I love…but are these people crazy?! Since when does anyone have the constitutional right to cram my inbox with unwanted solicitations? The spammer in question is named Jeremy Jaynes.

“Jaynes was convicted in 2004 of sending tens of thousands (did you get that? tens of thousands) of emails through America Online servers in Loudoum. He was the first person tried under the law enacted in 2003, and Loudoum Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Horne sentenced him to nine years in prison (Washington Post).

Way to go Judge!… But now the Supreme Court of the home of my beloved father-in-Law and Thomas Jefferson negated this decision…but, let us not forget, American Liberty incubated in Virginia, like it did in Massachusetts. Virginia’s Attorney General Bob McDonnell is appealing the decision to the United States Supreme Court…

”Today, the Supreme Court of Virginia has erroneously ruled that one has the right to deceptively enter somebody else’s private property for purposes of distributing his unsolicited fraudulent emails. I respectfully but fervently disagree…We will take this issue directly to the Supreme Court of the United States. The right of citizens to be free from unwanted emails is one that I believe must be made secure” (Washington Post).

Wow, I couldn’t agree more. In the words of another great Virginian…”I know not what course others may take, but as for me give me anti-spam or give me death” …or something like that.

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