posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 02:20 PM
Originally posted by Xiamara
reply to post by Anttyk47
I think pedophilia and the potential harm of children trumps freedom of speech... There's a line that has to be drawn. IMO
Ahhh and who gets to decide where that line is?
Do you wanna give that power to the government or should we have a referendum?
Bottom line is, if vendors don't want to sell certain books, or publishers publish them, that's where it stops. Who's to say it wasn't humor? What
about a book about "How to sautee Black/White/Yellow/Silver People" (pick your color). That's intended harm right?
Don't get me wrong, the topic of the book despicable, it should never have been published and Amazon as a store should never have put it on their
shelves, BUT the guy is allowed to write whatever he wants.
Once you start saying 'well, that's where I draw the line, I'll let the government handle this one' you give your constitutional rights away.
Never, and I mean NEVER, is it OK for the government to decide what is free speech and what is not.