The first part deals with threats. Now these should be illegal.
But the last part of the law deals with "insults." Basically, the way it is worded they can arrest people who send e-mails to a politician if the politician feels "insulted."
§ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.
If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received or in the City of Richmond if the person subjected to the act is one of the following officials or employees of the Commonwealth: the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
So you can be prosecuted for telling a politician to go to Hell.
I assumed threats were already illegal so I wasn't concerned about that. But I think if you want to tell your governor he acts like a buffoon -- you should not be arrested.
I am afraid we are slip sliding into the same muzzled speech they have in the UK. I saw a video the other day by a guy who was saying people couldn't complain about the politicians who chose not to see the massive child rape rings operating in England without being arrested.
Taking away consrltitutional rights is a slippery slope.