“We found out later on that, constitutionally, you can not ban a type of music”
Gee, ya think???
If there’s a contest for the most clueless ignorant statement of the year — Game Over. No more calls, we have a winner.
California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma tried to crack down on raves by banning the kind of music they play at raves. That’s when she made her horrifying discovery: “We found out later on that, constitutionally, you can not ban a type of music.”
And she’s a Democrat. psssssst — you’re in the wrong party!
Last January she introduced the Anti-Raves Act of 2011. Yes, raves are surely the most urgent problem we’re facing right now. This bill would have made it a misdemeanor — punishable by a $10,000 fine — to conduct an event that includes pre-recorded music and lasts longer than three and a half hours.
The bill was amended six times and eventually morphed into the watered-down Concert and Music Festival Safety Act, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law. This law requires that state agencies conduct a “threat assessment” for any large event being held on state property.
But Fiona Ma still isn’t satisfied. She wants these state agencies, during their threat assessments, to prohibit “rave culture” items such as LED gloves and pacifiers:
“I believe with the new secretary, the new people appointed to these boards, more sophistication in terms of what raves are, the safer they will be. Can’t wear gloves with lights, you can’t walk around with stuffed animals.”
Problem solved. Today’s lesson: You don’t have to be a Republican to be an idiot.