A Colorado Democrat thinks the state has the power to regulate the First Amendment on social media platforms to investigative whatever they deem as hate speech, fake news or conspiracy theories.
The bill sponsored by state Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail seeks to create a new state commission appointed by the governor and granted with magical powers to regulate interstate commerce on social media used around the world.
Completely not a coincidence, Donovan just so happens to be running against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, who is the unintended poster child of conspiracy theories.
Chief among them is the conspiracy promulgated by Democrat themselves that Boebert plotted and led the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The other favorite conspiracy theory among Democrats is that Boebert is a big believer in conspiracy theories.
Therefore, Democrats need to quash their own conspiracy theories and their fake news buddies by regulating themselves, no wait, we don’t think that’s their intention.
Donovan’s unconstitutional proposal would create a new state bureaucracy and digital communications division to investigate and hold hearings on Coloradans who gossip on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even YouTube about people and things they don’t like, also known as disinformation, fake news, hate speech and conspiracy theories.
What will happen to those found guilty of unfair and discriminatory digital communication practices by this commission?
The punishment is about as clear as an edict from the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union.
After all of the state investigations, subpoenas, hearings, attorney general intervention and public spectacle, the gossiper will be told to stop, then sued in civil court for financial damages.
The bill doesn’t stand a snowflake’s chance in Hell of surviving a First Amendment challenge in the Supreme Court.
It’s all just show and tell by Donovan so her woke friends and cancel culture socialist buddies will fund her campaign to take control over the Western Slope and reeducate the working class stiffs who live there.