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Booksellers Incensed Over Sexual Content Law

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 08:37 PM
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Actually I don't believe this law is necessarily specific to books. The original excuse (I mean intent) was to give counties who didn't have laws on the books regarding sex stores leverage in policing them. The bookstores are just the first ones calling foul because some of them actually READ. I would think the other media is just hoping the "language" of this law is never aimed at them because there is no way they would pass one night of prime time programing. If you believe that it will never actually be used as it is written and applied broadly then no worries, however, it is law and can be applied at any time as those in charge see fit. I wouldn't think the number one problem at sex stores is "books" anyway so it must be products in general. It will eventually become like the smoking ban and stores will have to decide between adult and youth demographics as their customers. I've seen some pretty hardcore rated R stuff from blockbuster that wouldn't pass this criteria. Beyond that it's the mass media that should really begin to worry if this thing spreads or is used....because they don't have walls around them to hide what's inside....www....as well.

Makes you wonder how many illegal things you do every day that they just aren't arresting you for...yet....but they could. The water in the pot in which the frog sits just rose another degree or two...and still he sits....and sits.....
Thanks for the posts all....I just found this story alarming.....silently alarming.




posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 08:50 PM
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Think of all of the gas stations that now have to "register" and pay the "registration fee" for the adult magazines they sell behind the counter. This law is not only unconstitutional, it's a blatant sin-tax, meaning a tax on something those in power think we shouldn't be doing, but secretly support because of all the money to be made, just like tobacco and alcohol. What of web sites that offer adult content whos servers are based in Indiana? Will this tax be levied upon them as well?

I'm not only un-surprised that the facists we have governing us allowed this, I'm surprised it doesn't pass directly onto the buyer, although I suppose it does, in the sense that any tax levied upon a product only drives the cost up so that the end-user (Joe Citizen) ends up paying the fee in the end.

Right now this is just in Indiana, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if this became federal.



posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 10:02 PM
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I was a bookseller at an independet for a few years. this is absolutely outrageous.
So,
WHAT ABOUT LIBRARIES?

Oh that's right, Gubmnt already tracks everything you check out at the library.(And they don't have to tell you about it courtesy of the Idiot Act)

This law sounds so broad that I have to wonder how they could possibly enforce this.
So, what's next? This is so scary. While I am NO proponent of porn/smut/etc....it's none of my business what someone else reads.
This has first amendment fight written all over it.
Thanks for the article. I'll be passing this along to some friends still in the biz.



posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 02:30 PM
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Im not saying it IS a justification. I'm just saying that with morality laws like these theres always a loophole that gets exploited. I dont know much about 85% of stuff on this site (but I'm learning) but this much I DO know.



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