reply to post by drraven
This is why most governments are made up of more than one person, it is a gathering of people that are SUPPOSED to try everything in their
power to make the right decisions, does this mean they are always right? no.
But they are not always wrong either, and on the subject of child pornography, I think they are doing very well banning all forms.
Are we talking about child pornography?
Or are we talking about animated pornography?
Child pornogrophy implies two things...
1. That the content itself is pornographic in nature
2. that the subject (one or more) is a child.
Now, lets take a look at this further, shall we?
What is a child?
Is a drawing of a child, a child?
Can a drawing of a fire burn you?
Can a drawing of a gun kill you?
Can a drawing of a Beer get you drunk?
Can a drawing of a mirror reflect your image?
Can a drawing of a child be HARMED?
Can a drawing of a child be emotionally DAMAGED?
Can a drawing of a child FEEL PAIN?
The reason that CHILD PORNOGRAPHY is illegal, is that CHILDREN are harmed in its production, usually by infringing on their rights.
Governments are about Protecting and Preserving the rights of individuals.
A CRIME, by definition, is something that CAUSES HARM OR DAMAGE, by infringing on another persons rights.
What right does a drawing have, that can be infringed?
What damage can you do to a drawing, by depicting it as a child, and having sex?
What emotional harm is brought upon a drawing in this fashion?
This is my problem with your stance...
You think that a DRAWING of a child, *IS* a Child.
Your inability to differenciate between a REAL PERSON, and an *ILLUSION* of a person created by software, or inks on a 2 dimensional surface *IS THE
Governments are created to protect the RIGHTS of the individual.
we all have the RIGHT to express ourselves.
*YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT BEING OFFENDED*
Life, Liberty, and the persuit of happiness are written in this order for a particular reason....
Because that is their order of importance.
1. Life is more important than
2. Liberty, which is more important than
3. The pursuit of happiness.
And one persons rights hold the same weight as anouther.
My life is the same value as yours
Your liberty is the same value as mine.
My happiness has the same value as yours.
But my liberty is not more important than your life.
And your happiness is not more important than my liberty.
If the only way for you to be happy is for someone to lose their liberty... then you are just going to have to DEAL with being unhappy.
Ok, that was a rambling tangent.... but I think I got my point across...
This issue is NOT about child pornogrophy... because it is NOT child pornogrophy.
The issue is about:
"And at what price would you throw away your freedom of speech?"
"Because someone drew something that you don't approve of", seems to be your answer.