Friday, June 10, 2005

Dick the Cock, Chickenland's Happiest Rooster; A Children's Book

Feel-good legislation, especially that involving sex or porn, usually makes for bad public policy. Such is the case here, where the net is so big that artists, bookstores, and people who live in a post-Victorian society may be casualties in this State's War on Naughtiness. Everyone agrees that little kids shouldn't have ready access to Tracy Lord's nether regions, but seriously, are we doing this to protect the children or to demonstrate our righteousness to ourselves? And for a place where the marketplace ostensibly is king, don't ISP's have enough of an incentive to block images from the frenzied porn-crusading citizenry? Do you really think Eddie Elder's Quorum President or Ruth Ann Relief Society 2nd Counselor would hesitate to cut off an ISP that let their zitty-faced children look at zitless people with their clothes off (or people with their clothes off at zit-fetish sites)? Parents have plenty of constitutional tools already that will let them think that their kids don't look at or don't want to look at porn.

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