FL Lawmakers Seek Curbs on Controversial Speech

No, they don't get it


Free speech is a great idea, but it doesn't extend to military funeral protesters and political smear campaigns.

That's the attitude of several Florida state lawmakers throwing their weight behind a pair of bills, each establishing restrictions on speech that could be considered either harmful or disgraceful and handing out big penalties for those who run afoul of the established rules.

Florida's legislative session doesn't officially begin for another three months, but that hasn't stopped lawmakers from imposing new rules.