ARGH!!! I'm agreeing with Democrats.

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    Yeah, sounds good.

    Not all Dems are evil. ;) I, myself, am a fan of Zell Miller.
     
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    Yep, take the responsibilty to monitor children's activities away from the parents and put it in the hands of the beaurocracy. There's been a lot of bitching about state interference into sex ed and discipline within the home, yet you drool over this idea. Why stop at online porn though? Let's add a 25% tax to the price of automobiles to fund programs to protect kids from car accidents. And why don't we add a 25% tax to candy to protect kids from tooth decay, a 25% tax on fast food to protect kids from weight gain, and a 25% tax on parents to protect kids from child abuse?

    This is nothing more than another tax and spend liberal program that we need to have less, not more of.
     
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    Car accidents don't deliberately seek kids out. Candy actually causes less tooth decay than most other food, since sugar dissolves, and kids can't inadvertantly eat things. In case you haven't noticed, internet pornography is the most aggressive industry out there, and focuses most of its marketing around causing people to view their products accidentally, get them hoooked, then charge. Even if a parent watches every second of a child's surfing, it's almost inevitible that the child will be accidentally exposed to pornography. Whether it's from mislead search engine keywords, spyware popups, or misleadingly titled e-mails, you WILL see porn on the internet. The porn sites even work diligently to find ways around content blockers so that no child who surfs the internet is safe. We've become so paranoid, in fact, that many content blockers block normal internet activity because it MIGHT contain porn, and porn STILL trickles through. The industry is irresponsible, callous, and in need of a good slap to the face. If they insist on peddling their filth to minors, I say they use the profits to pay for the damage they cause. If McDonald's slipped its products into supermarket produce while nobody was looking, I'd want them taxed to pay for obesity programs. If automobile manufacturers tried their best to get kids to drive underage, I'd be all for taxing them to fund crackdown programs on that behavior. If candy companies disguised their products as other, healthier, foods, I'd go for their tax, too. The simple thing is that the porn industry refuses to operate in the realm of honesty, and as long as they're this dishonest, I say they should pay for the damage they cause.
     
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    If you can demonstrate "actual", not your "perceived" damage to children, I'll change my mind. This damage has to be widespread also to warrant the kind of legislation you are talking about. One "story" about one child who went blind from seeing a boob on their computer isn't going to be compelling.
     
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    The internet has changed the nature of porn. When I was a kid we used to go to recycling centers to look for discarded porn. Luckily we found it! Now a kid just has to turn on a computer. Kids nowadays have it so easy.
     
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    want to keep your kids off internet porn? The internet is NOT a right. It's a privledge. Keep kids off the internet, or so restrict them as to make seeking porn difficult.
     
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    The saying "The sun even shines on a dogs ass some days" springs to mind.
     
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    as missile and D have said before me, You dont want Big government taking in money from private business in order to "Help the kids" literally. Here's my suggestion. Fuck the kids. Im tired of every government theft program being labeled as "think of the children." Children have parents and have brains. If the parents cant guide them then they better be smart enough to figure it out. IF they cant figure it out, the world sure isnt going to cut them a break (unless they go on one of these INCREASINGLY unproductive government theft programs). In other words, fuck em.

    Kids have been surviving for years without government intervention through guidance of their parents and family as well as good ole fashioned COMMON SENSE! Attacking porn is simply another scapegoat. Going after an easy target for the sake of passing your agenda. Which in any politicians case, an agenda means "how much more money can i put in my pocket." Most people with kids will say porn is bad. So pass a law that says porn is bad and we'll help the kids, we can steal money with it because the people go along with it.

    NEVER is a government funded program for the betterment of ANYONE a good thing.
     
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    Right on, the tries to make society a big kindergarten and tax us into
    submission is best discarded with the rest of socialist trash that
    makes the government tell you whats best for you.
     

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