Yes folks, my new heroine...is a 14-year old girl with freckles and braces.She is into liberal politics and popular movie stars.One of these subjects got her questioned by two secret service agents and taught her a lesson about living under the Bush Regime.That was the results of her posting unAmerican type images on her MySpace web page.Under the words "Kill Bush," Julia had posted a cartoon like photo-collage of a knife stabbing the hand of President George(aka Forest Gump) Bush. This was one of some other images she had used to decorate an anti-Bush Web page.She moderated this page on the social networking Web site MySpace.
Federal law prohibits making true threats against the president, and Julia and her parents say what she did was wrong, but her parents are upset that federal agents questioned a child at school with out her parents being present.Plus First Amendment lawyers question whether the Secret Service might have overreacted just a tad to a 14-year old's comments of a Web site that is for casual socializing.
This is what went down...Two Secret Service agents arrived at the Wilson home on Wednesday and told Mrs.Kirstie Wilson that they wished to speak to her daughter about threats she had made to the President on her MySpace site.At the time Julia was in molecular biology(bet Bush couldn't pronounce molecular)and didn't want to take her out of class and she would make sure that Julia came right home from school so they could talk to her.She asked them to come back in an hour and they left.Then Mrs. Wilson text messaged her telling her to come straight home from school as 'there were two men from the Secret Service that want to talk to you. Apparently you made some death threats against President Bush. Don't worry you're not going to jail or anything like that buat they take these things very seriously these days.'
"Are you serious!?!/ omg. Am I in a lot of trouble" Julia replied. Then Mrs. Wilson called her husband. While they were talking, she received another text message from her daughter:"They took me out of class." Julia said later it was a 15-20 minute interview.Agents asked her about her fathers job and her Social Security number.They also asked her about her MySpace page she had created last year as an 8th-grader.
"I told them I just really don't agree with Bush's politics," Julia said."I don't have any plans of harming Bush in any way.I'm very peaceful, I just don't like Bush."
Most of the groups belongs to are fan clubs for movie stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor.The group that got her into trouble was called something like "People who want to stab Bush"..Julia said she doesn't remember the exact name because she changed it soon after.
After an eight-grade history lesson in which she learned that threatening the president is against the law, Julia said she changed the group name to "So Bush is an idiot but hey what else is new."
The group is composed of other teenagers who share her political views.She deleted the group page over the summer when she decided that MYSpace was juvenile and taking up to much time..Her parents said they had no idea what their daughter had posted online.
Representives of ACLU of Northern California said that Julia's post didn't sound like a 'true threat' to the President, making it a political speech protected by the First Amendment.A member of the First Amendement Coalition said that in the current political climate 'the threashold that brings agents in has gotten lower.'...no shit sherlock.
Well...well ...well..so they can't find Ossama Ben Buttfuck but they can track a 14-year old down in Sacramento,Calif.and scare the crap out of her for her MYSpace post..which isn't even up any more...she deleted it over the summer..and they are just now finding her?..fuckme...
Regardless....it's a sad shape of our country when the smartest person around is a teenage girl...like she said.."so Bush is an idiot, hey...what else is new?".....