reporting a false emergency is a crime.
writing a book is not.
My point is that it is one of the stated exceptions to the Freedom of Speech, and I was replying specifically, to the statement that it should not be
limited, when in fact, there are ALREADY limitations to it (and for good reason).
Writing a book is NOT an exception to the Freedom of Speech, I'll agree.
However, THIS book does seem to fit the exception of Freedom of Speech of being Offensive and meets all three of the test criteria for the legal
definition of it.
I'm not saying his book actually constitutes a crime though.
I'm saying that it should be cause for re-examining current statutes, and drafting legislation to prevent the distribution of this type of material.
It will require VERY careful wording, to ensure that it ONLY applies to this kind of material without setting a precedent for outlawing other, more
socially acceptable materials.
I am not naive in recognizing this is a slippery slope, and needs to be tread with care, but I don't think anyone is FOR folks distributing
instructional material advocating raping our children. It needs to be outlawed, but not at the expense of our basic freedoms.
you seem to have the act of writing a book confused with the act of molesting a child.
not sure how you confused the 2.
For me, I think it was when the author STATED he did so. I guess that's how I
And yes, I realize someone may write a story stating, "So I killed him" (Poe is an example). But, it's all about context. He didn't establish a
character who is committing the crime, and then just speak in the first person. It's fairly clear the author is instructing others in committing
crimes he is stating he did.
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