I am generally a fan of Arizona, or at least how Arizona operates. Open Carry, Sheriff Joe, Jan Brewer, the aggressive stance on the illegal invasion and pointing out the very real costs and dangers of the same. Fighting the Feds at every turn. They don’t even follow daylight savings. Last state to accept MLK day. 48th and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union. They have Tombstone and Boot Hill. Granted, Thelma and Louise was filmed in Utah, but that plunge off the cliff was scripted in Arizona. There is a romance to Arizona, a wild beauty that is dangerous and seductive at the same time. Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix! Not too bad Arizona.
Given all of this, how is it that Wild West Arizona would even consider a cyber bully bill? Arizona House Bill 2549, which is now on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk for signature, was created to counter bullying and stalking. The law would make it a crime to use any electronic or digital device to communicate using “obscene, lewd or profane language” or to suggest a lewd or lascivious act, if done with the intent to “terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend.” In other words, using the internet.
Whatever happened to FREEDOM? Come on Arizona!