See, this is why all legislatures should be part time jobs; Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein, according to The Daily Caller submitted a bill in his state to allow website administrators to remove anonymous comments on their internet presence;
It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.”
I’m guessing that Mister Silverstein has been the target of some less-than-flattering anonymous comments. But, see, this here thing, my blog, is mine. I’ve spent thousands of dollars over the years to establish my presence on the internet. I have removed some comments and some posts, but mostly because I wanted to remove them. I don’t need any government to tell me what to remove – and if you want to remain anonymous, I have no problem with that as long as you have something to contribute.
But, when I lived in Vermont, the state legislature was part time and they were paid like $7000/year and they didn’t have time to make up bullshit legislation like they do now and I think all states should adopt that model, because obviously they have too much time on their hands.