I was very confused by this statement when I read it on Twitter today.
Does state senator Ted Lieu (D-Santa Monica/South Bay) mean that people cannot share what they believe on Twitter?
Is the state senator suggesting that the government limits speech on Twitter? Or that his speech is not open for discussion on Twitter?
This statement is confusing.
I followed the Twitter thread which the state senator was sharing with other tweeters: @SandraDGoetz and also @San_Pedro_CA
Senator Lieu shared the following:
Yet His Twitter Account lists his website as a California State Senator
The state senator is alarmed by the fact that Sandra Goetz has contacted the state senator by twitter thirteen times today.
Frankly, because I get tweets and attacks and good and bad all the time, I can choose to ignore or receive it as I see fit.
From Sen. Lieu
@San_Pedro_CA When I go watch a movie, do you have a problem with that? What about when I talk about a movie on my private Twitter account?
Sandra Goetz was sharing Tea Party Princples, yet the state senator has threatened to block her from sharing:
Here's the full extent of the Twitter Conversation:
@tedlieu bashes #TeaParty cant back up accusations. https://www.facebook.com/tedlieu/posts/524176867669757 …
@SandraDGoetz I post articles about Tea Party. Here is another one. http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2013/08/27/opinion/doc521b7cf4b7e0a091439552.txt?viewmode=default … Stop sending me numerous tweets or I will block u
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Senator Lieus is accountable to every constituent, and he uses his account to discuss political events which he attends, which he hosts, and he criticizes the TEA Party movement as the one and only cause for Government shut-down in Washington.
Sen. Lieu's stance on the limits of the Constitution on speech, especially in regards to his Twitter account, is unacceptable.
Please call his office, and make it plain to state senator Lieu:
The First Amendment protects political discourse, whether on Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere else!
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