US court taking free speech a little too far

23 03 2007


i chanced upon this news story today from CNNMoney and i am glad that i do not live in the US nor am i its citizen…

in a very bold move, a US federal court judge overturned a law which restricts children’s access to Internet porn as being too restrictive and unconstitutional, and which violates its people’s right to free speech… the ruling which came out March 22nd ruled against the Child Online Protection Act of 1998 due to a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union…

i have yet to find anything why the ACLU challenged the said law right after it was signed by US President Bill Clinton, that was why i reserve my comments on this… but why anyone would want a law protecting their children in general is totally beyond me… again, that was why i don’t want to live in the US… they have such stupid laws that will make you want to cry: WHY???!!!

to wit:

Louisiana: It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol
Maine: You may not step out of a plane in flight.
Massachusetts: Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
Michigan: A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

and on, and on, and on… for more of this, go to Stupid Laws

again: WHY???!!!

anyway, whatever my son may say or do, he cannot enjoy [yes, the word is enjoy] Internet porn until he can prove to me that he can handle it maturely… what?? no age limit?? you ask…

oh no, none… i said maturely because i know of some people in the age range of 25 to 45 who still act like kids around a popcorn… :S

aren’t you proud to be a full-blooded Pinoy??

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: stupid US laws, ACLU, free speech, internet, porn]




6 responses

10 04 2007

oh yeah, i meant education and not restriction is the key. i didnt catch it the first time. hehehe.

long read since this blog is blocked in the office (but kubiertos is not).


10 04 2007

hey Erin!! long time no-read, huh?? 😀

yes, i agree… that’s why i told Apples way before our son was born that if it was a male, exactly at the age of 7 yrs old, i would then expose him, not to porn, but to the world of sex… he may not be having sex for quite a while yet, but will teach him all about it… that way, he will grow up having respect for the female specie. yep, education and restriction is the right key…


9 04 2007

I swear when I have my child of my own I am going to expose him to every porn I can get hold of. The trick is to educate them before they learn it the wrong way. My siblings and I are raised in a home where sex is a taboo topic and we had to learn it from external means. I think I did fine but I have two nephews born out of unplanned pregnancies and it is my parent s who are now paying for it. My brothers even think of sex as any stereotypical machismo-chugging male would: nice fun and damn the responsibilities for later. Education and restriction is not the key.

but some of those laws are too stupid unless you put it into context that america thrives on lawsuits which in turn thrives on lack of common sense.


3 04 2007

Now that Im of legal age, children must really be banned to look at porn! Shame on those little devils.

24 03 2007

it is, isn’t it?? and who’s permission must she get if she’s not married, eh??


24 03 2007

“Michigan: A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.”

— Would a husband in Michigan press charges against his wife if she had her hair cut without his permission? Sounds barbaric to me 😦

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