Reply To: NO! We don’t need another sex offender law to fight

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Jeremy, is it not wrong to strip a sex offender of the first amendment right to legitimate free speech on-line? It is well-settled law that the government may NOT suppress all lawful speech as a means to suppress unlawful speech. Also, Packingham v. North Carolina also ruled that even sex offenders have First Amendment rights and that those rights are most vulnerable to abuse at the hands of the state because registered offenders are a reviled and disfavored population. Ever hear of the “tyranny of the majority”? What about offenders who have this restriction but never used the Internet as an instrument in any crime, sexual or otherwise and has demonstrated no desire or propensity to do so??Are their rights to just be subjugated and all anyone can say is, “tough noogies! he or she is on state supervision indefinitely.”????