British Official Knows Nothing About First Amendment

Via Prawfsblawg, a story from Reuters India reports that a British official has asked California Governor Schwarzenegger to shut down a Website that she says encourages prostitution in the UK. Prostitution is legal in the UK. Quoth the official,

Surely it can't be too difficult for "The Terminator" to terminate Punternet and that's what I am demanding that he does.

Patently, Ms Harman is not acquainted with our First Amendment, which is precisely what prevents "The Terminator" from "terminating" such a Website. The Website's owner responds with a brief lesson in free speech, then thanks Ms Harman for the beneficial effects of her ignorance:

In closing, I would like to thank you for the huge influx of traffic to my website which your actions have caused. I am sure that the ladies who are a part of the PunterNet community thank you as well, as they will no doubt benefit financially from the many new clients who might otherwise never have found them.
Tom G Varik