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Porn law struck down March 22, 2007

Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, MSM.
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Bad decision, I think.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday dealt another blow to government efforts to control Internet pornography, striking down a 1998 U.S. law that makes it a crime for commercial Web site operators to let children access “harmful” material.

In the ruling, the judge said parents can protect their children through software filters and other less restrictive means that do not limit the rights of others to free speech.

Now on the one hand, I don’t want the nanny state taking over the job of mommy and daddy.  Filters need to be present on computers used by kids.

That said, why don’t we allow porn on free cable TV channels?  Answer:  In part, to protect kids.

This is one of those issues where government regulation sounds to be a good thing. . .and we just stepped away from it.

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