Anti-"hate" legislation is on the move in Obama-occupied America, just as I predicted in my H.L. Mencken Club address after his election. The "Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act" just introduced by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, sister of the equally appalling Rep. Loretta Sanchez, would make it a federal felony to cause "substantial emotional distress" through "Severe, Repeated, and Hostile" speech. Eugene Volokh lays out the obvious threat to freedom of speech here. One of his readers makes this powerful point:
...maybe it's all the immigration from cultures lacking destructive and inconclusive intramural religious conflict in their 16th through 18th centuries. The First Amendment is the kind of exhausted ceasefire agreement you come to after being unable to successfully impose Correct Thinking on everyone.