As recently reported by Montana Daily Gazette, Montana citizens have one more chance this legislative session to throw off the oppressive yoke of Big-Tech censorship with a new bill sponsored by Senator Theresa Manzella (SD44), SB 391.
Manzella, one of the most popular and well-respected members of the Montana legislature, has shown time and time again that she is always ready to stand for quality, principled legislation. Why did Senator Manzella decide to re-introduce the Big-Tech censorship bill? Manzella explains in the video below.
Of the numerous pieces of legislation that are introduced in the Montana legislature each session, SB 391 is somewhat unusual in that it tasks the Montana Public Service Commission with being the regulating body if the legislation is passed and signed into law.
For those potential voters and rate customers who are wondering why the PSC should be involved with a technology bill, Commissioner Randy Pinocci addresses those concerns in the video below.
As SB 391 was being researched by Senator Manzella, Commissioner Pinocci, and Martin Lynch, one of the consistent patterns discovered in similar bills introduced in other states is that all of the other bills sought damages concerning compensation for the victimized customer. Constitutional court expert Martin Lynch explains why seeking damages is a dead-end in the video below.
A critical step with having the Montana PSC be the governing body of SB 391 was the vote of approval needed by a majority of the Public Service Commissioners. Commissioner Randy Pinocci explains that process and recounts the day of the vote in the video below.
One of the key players in writing and forming SB 391 is Constitutional court expert Martin Lynch. Lynch, a resident of Arizona, has an impressive history of writing legislation to reign-in the criminal kidnapping empire otherwise known as Child Protective Services. Lynch, a frequent guest on Jim White’s radio show, breaks down why Due Process is not arbitrary but essential, according to the US Constitution, in the video below.
With the House, the Senate, committees, bills being tabled, and the like, the legislative process can sometimes be confusing. Senator Manzella has not only the wisdom to recognize that fact, but she also has the wherewithal to break down complex issues into more simple, understandable terms. In the video below, Manzella explains what happens to Big-Tech when they censor a Montana citizen.
As long as state legislatures decide to take a pass on internet censorship, internet censorship will be here to stay. Thankfully, Montana has a principled and motivated group of legislators who adhere to constitutional principles and fight hard for the rights of the citizens.