Politician proposes banning offensive Photoshopping

February 14th, 2013

I swear it’s like the sociocrats never learn. George State Rep, Earnest Smith was shocked to find that someone had Photoshipped his head onto a porn star’s body, and apparently forgetting the Obama skeet shooting fiasco just a few weeks ago, is now calling to ban “lewd, coarse, filthy Photoshopping” and make it punishable by a $1,000 fine. It’s like he doesn’t know how the internet works.

The man behind the original Photoshop or Smith is Andre Walker who told Fox News: “The first Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects all forms of speech, not just spoken word.” But Smith disagreed saying “No one has a right to make fun of anyone. It’s not a First Amendment right.” When asked about the details of his proposed legislation he told Fox, “When this bill passes we can revisit the issue and if I choose to give you details at that time I will, but until then I don’t have to tell you anything.” So apparently, in Smith’s word, laws aren’t subject to public scrutiny until they pass. It’s like he’s maliciously obtuse.

So, as a public service, I took the liberty of cropping out the backgrounds of a few of the photos from Smith’s facebook page. Have fun.

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About the Author: Davi Barker

In grade school Davi refused to recite the pledge of allegiance because he didn't understand what it meant. He was ordered to do as he was told. In college he spent hours scouring through the congressional record trying to understand this strange machine. That's where he discovered Dr. Ron Paul. In 2007 he joined the End The Fed movement and found a political home with the libertarians. The Declaration of Independence claims that the government derives its power “from the consent of the governed." He does not consent.