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Originally posted by Lapislazuli
What will be the line in the sand for us? When will enough be enough?
I'm ready whenever you guys are
Originally posted by macman
reply to post by Vitchilo
Anyone who decries something as "being for the children" should be hit over the head repeatedly with a hammer until such stupid comments dribble out of the talk hole.
Government, get out of our lives.
Hey, how about you balance the budget instead of wasting time on this crap.
Originally posted by VelvetSplash
You know what the best way to protect children from material they are too young to be accessing is - PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. Stop giving your children smartphones, laptops, tablets and games consoles and giving them free reign to do whatever the heck they want with them, alone and unsupervised, just because it shuts them up and makes your life easier.
Parents are responsible for their children's actions, not the state.
Originally posted by six67seven
reply to post by Demoncreeper
Exactly, look at the governments own record when it comes to "protecting children"... CPS, vaccines, letting pedophiles out of prison, D.C. is the biggest offender. They care not about children, this is nothing more than a trap. It is not the government's job to protect children, it the community's responsibility, it's the parents responsibility. Opponents of this bill should protest in the exact same way they did for SOPA and PIPA. We can't let the government play this reverse-psychology BS and get away with it.
The saddest part is that we KNOW D.C. is full of pedophiles and users of child pornography and nothing is done. That is beyond sad!! I hope they burn!!
Originally posted by Toorop
Paedophilia isn't something that was born and spread through the Internet. It's a deprevated psychopaty that was LEGAL and COMMON PRATICE in the middle ages in royal families throughout Europe (the centre of the world back then). 30/40 years-old marrying and inpregnating 12/13/14 year-olds; preteens conceived and raised SPECIFICALLY for that purpouse.
And before that, there are reports of child paedophilia and pornographic experiences involving adults and minors from the Roman Empire.
Still today, do you think catholic priests raped little children thanks to the Internet? No. They were the local priests, that everyone trusts, the greatest social well-doers in the communities...
Conclusion: the sickest paedophiles aren't the ones surfing online. Those are just sick people, but rarely arm anyone. The real monsters are amongst us, with a stable professional life, probably with an established family, and probably interact with our children on a daily basis (teachers, priests, doctors, lawyers, hedge-funders, accountants, etc, respectable professions), and we don't have a F'in clue about it.
This is just another scapegoat to push through legislation that restricts people's individual rights and liberties. A mere PR move. Just like the american Patriot Act after 9/11.