Texas State Bill 2373 proposes that the state of Texas will sue social media platforms on behalf of each citizen banned off of social media for political or religious speech.
I say “political” but this bill provides protection against social media banning or censoring you for the fake and gay reason of “hate speech”.
You can find the actual bill in its entirety HERE, but I'd like to highlight some of the finer points.
Section 73A 01 (4)
"Political speech" means speech relating to the state, government, body politic, public administration, or government policy making, including speech by the government or candidates for office, and any speech relating to social issues.
The bill continues by listing a few reasons the social media companies may defend against being sued by the state of Texas in the case of a Cause of Action (that's when a Texan asks Texas to sue social media), but it doesn't provide them protection against their attacks on the first amendment.
Section 73A 03 (B)
It is NOT a defense to a cause of action brought under this section that the social media website user's speech was hate speech.
The exciting part comes when detailing the financial spanking Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and pals can get for violating free speech.
Sec. 73A.04 (a)
A social media website user may be
awarded damages not to exceed $75,000 for each purposeful censoring or suppression of the social media user's speech.
SO STRAP ON YER N-WORD BOOTS, COWBOY! WE'RE MOVIN' TAH TEXAS!
It's of special note that this bill has already passed the Texas Senate, presented by a Mr. Bryan Hughes(hero), and is on its way to the Texas House (majority Republican) and finally to the governor's desk of Mr. Greg Abbott. In both places, it's expected to pass with a majority and without VETO. Should this be the case, the bill will roll out as soon as September 1st, 2019.