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To: presidio9

He never said anything about banning porn. He said he would enforce the laws that are the books.

How hard is that to uderstand?


7 posted on 03/21/2012 12:24:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
He said he would enforce the laws that are the books.

I only have a few problems with enforcing the laws on the books for banning hardcore pornography (Santorum was specific that it was hardcore and not software pornography that needs to be removed off the web):

1. It would require hiring a lot of federal employees to look at porn and porn websites and determine which crosses the line. Don't we have enough federal employees looking at porn, only now they get to include it in their job description? And how do you keep the sickos from applying for such jobs?

2. How to enforce such a ban - is the government going to finally just come out and turn itself into a giant filter for our internet services (web browsing, email, etc.) or leave it up to ISPs to block.

3. Do we want the federal government dictating directly or through the ISPs, our behavior on the internet?

4. Once the bureaucracy is in place to start determining what is obscene and not obscene, can we be sure that a future administration like Obama's or a liberal Congress won't change the definition of "obscene" to include things like cartoons of Mohammed, which many Muslims view as being worse than pornography and worthy of a death sentence.

5. Since a lot of this is ostensibly to "protect the children", can we be sure that a future administration and Congress won't decide that discussions about things like guns won't be blocked or heavily filtered? After all, all good little liberals know that every gun is just waiting to kill a child.

I fully acknowledge that the laws are on the books already, but once we set up the bureaucracy to start enforcing them, as with all government bureaucracies, it will try and grow in power and budget, and one of the ways it will do that is to try to move the lines on what is obscene to beyond hardcore pornography.

We must always assume that with any new bureaucracies and government powers that are created are enabled, that there will be somebody like Barrack Hussein Obama in the White House at some point in the future, and that there will be people like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in Congress.
17 posted on 03/21/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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