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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, September 26, 2005

In defense of Porn

As a part of the FBI’s War on Porn, aka the “we ain’t got nuttin better to do” initiative, the FBI is paying agents money to surf porn sites and are ordering Amateur porn sites, like Suicide girls, to take down pictures they deem obscene. Nevermind personal freedom, nevermind they are doing nothing illegal and it’s all happening between consenting adults. Nope, obscene, take them down. So what exactly is the test for obscenity? Well… Under current American law, the Miller test is the means by which the courts determine if content is obscene and consequently not eligible for first amendment protection. The Miller test evaluates the literary, artistic, political, and scientific value of content as well as contemporary community standards. If content or expression is well within accepted community standards or it has intrinsic value, it does not constitute criminal obscenity. According to an electronic memo from FBI headquarters, established legal precedents indicate that conviction is most likely in cases where the content "includes bestiality, urination, defecation, as well as sadistic and masochistic behavior." I am gonna go out on a limb here and say that Miller is not kinky in bed. Look, I have to say it: The War on Porn is fuckin stupid and a waste of time. I don’t think the government should be allowed to tell consenting adults what they should or should not do as long as they are not doing something Illegal. And don’t even give me the “what about the kids” argument, because those websites all require credit card payment authorization to get on them. Look, bestiality, urination, defecation and all that shit doesn’t turn me on, but it apparently does for other people, and as long as they like it without hurting anyone, who am I to tell them they can’t have it? I think this is an effort to legislate taste and morality, and I am not even gonna go into how this will hurt the multi billion dollar Porn industry that provide needed billions in tax revenue. I honestly think that this war is political in nature and that it has an ulterior motive. I believe that its purpose is to make Gonzales more popular among the religious right groups, thus guaranteeing their support for him for supreme court nomination. The religious right hasn’t been very happy with the Roberts pick because in many ways he is a moderate, and they want someone who will advocate their point of view more. The way Gonzales is handling this situation will likely make him their new hero and rev up support for Bush. I honestly don’t care less if Gonzales becomes the next supreme court justice and if he can pull it off, then good for him, but don’t let Porn be the price of his admission.

1 Comments:

At 9/26/2005 08:50:00 PM, Blogger madtom said...

"The religious right hasn’t been very happy with the Roberts pick because in many ways he is a moderate, and they want someone who will advocate their point of view more. The way Gonzales is handling this situation will likely make him their new hero and rev up support for Bush"

Buddy these people don't want support from the religious right, these people are the religious right.

 

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