If we assess matters by looking at actions rather than words, at the present moment our government has more regard for the porn industry than for the law and children. US Code, Title 10, paragraph 1470 states:
Whoever, using the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly transfers obscene matter to another individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, knowing that such other individual has not attained the age of 16 years, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
This law is simply disregarded. I consider myself a moderate, politically and otherwise. I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment, but Internet obscenity as it relates to children has gone over-the-top. I have been on school and drug boards and a city youth commission, and I have never seen such callous disregard for the well-being of children on such a massive scale. We are witnessing the mass exploitation of children in our generation, in our very homes, under our very noses. The government refuses to enforce clear laws to protect children.
Are we going to simply let this happen, or are we going to make a stand on behalf of children and our future society? We don’t need to be putting people in prison for 10 years, but we do need to put a stop to allowing the porn industry to freely distribute hard-core obscenity into our homes, if we don’t want it.
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