Supreme Court says porn OK for kids

Supreme Court says porn OK for kids

Once again, our Supreme Court overlords … I mean, justices… have decided that the First Amendment trumps all other concerns. They have struck down the Child Online Protection Act, which sought to keep kids away from porn. Now, if those porn sites included Christian prayer, smoking, or people brandishing guns, that would be something different.

In fact, it appears that the only kind of “speech” (are dirty pictures really “speech”) that cannot be regulated is porn. Everything else, including the kind of speech that the Founding Fathers were really trying to protect—political speech—is no longer free.

It’s interesting to consider that at some point pictures and movies were determined to be speech. Certainly the Founding Fathers couldn’t have had those in mind when they created the First Amendment, right? All part of viewing the Constitution as a “living document,” i.e. malleable to suit whatever they feel it is today.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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