Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony?

Read this.

The WSJ reports:

Imagine that President Obama could order the arrest of anyone who broke a promise on the Internet. So you could be jailed for lying about your age or weight on an Internet dating site. Or you could be sent to federal prison if your boss told you to work but you used the company’s computer to check sports scores online. Imagine that Eric Holder’s Justice Department urged Congress to raise penalties for violations, making them felonies allowing three years in jail for each broken promise. Fanciful, right?

Think again. Congress is now poised to grant the Obama administration’s wishes in the name of “cybersecurity.”

If that sounds far-fetched, consider a few recent cases. In 2009, the Justice Department prosecuted a woman for violating the “terms of service” of the social networking site MySpace.com. The woman had been part of a group that set up a MySpace profile using a fake picture. The feds charged her with conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Prosecutors say the woman exceeded authorized access because MySpace required all profile information to be truthful. But people routinely misstate the truth in online profiles, about everything from their age to their name. What happens when each instance is a felony?

I figure the average person commits multiple felonies a year given the fact that there are millions upon millions of pages of legal code on the books when one looks at the combined rule making of county, state, and federal governments.  I would argue that it is practically impossible for the average person to NOT commit a felony offense at least once a year.

The express goal of government is to make every single thing you do in your life illegal; thus, providing endless work for the leeches of society who call themselves lawyers and politicians.

As I read that article, I find that I am shocked by the fact that I am not shocked.

A true sign that I should get the hell out of this shit hole.

  • Chronotontorpedo

    Flee North!

    The velveteen fist of her majesty keeps the fuckers from pulling too much shit.