Friday, January 20, 2006

More Gubmint Intrusion - Pornography

So here we go again with government intrusions into our private lives under the guise of protecting children.
The Internet child protection law was struck down two years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court on free-speech grounds. The 1998 Child Online Protection Act would have required adults to use access codes or other ways of registering before they could see objectionable material online, and it would have punished violators with fines up to $50,000 or jail time. The high court ruled that technology such as filtering software may better protect children.

We have two computers in this house. Mine and the kids. Their computer is in..................oh no!... one of their bedrooms. EXCEPT I have some perfectly good filtering software installed on it. It's so powerful that if they want to look up the titmouse bird they are SOL. So what's the problem??? The government wants to convince the courts that they will be more effective than software. Ha! Can you think of ANY effecvtive government actions lately? Would it be the disasterous prescription plan for seniors, or the government's response to Katrina......just for starters. Gee so far I am coming up blank...