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    Re: Should the government regulate porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How would you enforce it? Realistically.
    How do stores regulate it? How do theaters regulate it?

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    Re: Should the government regulate porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Never stopped 'em before.
    Stopped 'em from what? Failing? They're very good at failing.
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    Re: Should the government regulate porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Stopped 'em from what? Failing? They're very good at failing.
    Passing laws that are unenforceable, so yes.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should the government regulate porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    How do stores regulate it? How do theaters regulate it?
    Are you going to stand by every keyboard in the country and check ID?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should the government regulate porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Passing laws that are unenforceable, so yes.
    Most of the time, laws are only about pacifying the voters so they can go back and say "we tried!" We don't hold the government accountable for actually succeeding, just of making a good show of it.
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    Re: Should the government regulate online porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Should the government regulate ONLINE porn to protect minors from viewing it?

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    My vote is no, of course not. This is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or computer owner, not the government.
    Since computers are in our homes and adults must own the utility for internet its thier responsibility. This seems like passing the buck to me.
    Same with TV etc. If theres something you dont want your kids to see, dont let them, block it, only allow them to use the PC in a public room, get parent software etc etc
    No, No, and Hell NO! Everytime the gov't regulates something it sticks another
    siphon straw in my wallet. As you said, it is the home owner/family responsibility,
    end of story.

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    Re: Should the government regulate online porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    It's all pointless these days either way.



    smartphones, ipads, near-everyone has a laptop, any kid can and will just use a friends phone or computer making any and all censure efforts meaningless either way


    It all comes down to upbringing. Truth is, not everyone is going to have a good family. Reality is a rough slope for most to grasp. Which is why the vast majority of our species goes nowhere near it. The truth is too cold, too harsh, too "real". People need fantasy at near every turn.

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    Re: Should the government regulate online porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    How would such a regulation work that wouldn't also end up hitting adults as well?
    I dont know, thats a good question, if theres any here youll have to ask a poster that wants regulation. A discussion i was having elsewhere would hit adults as well and that was a credit card. Of course that has TWO holes in it. One a lot of people dont want to give CC info of course and two it could still just be a kid with access to a CC.
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    Re: Should the government regulate porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    How do stores regulate it? How do theaters regulate it?
    that doesnt answer the question?
    how stores and theaters do it doesnt apply lol
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    Re: Should the government regulate online porn to protect minors from viewing it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    I dont know, thats a good question, if theres any here youll have to ask a poster that wants regulation. A discussion i was having elsewhere would hit adults as well and that was a credit card. Of course that has TWO holes in it. One a lot of people dont want to give CC info of course and two it could still just be a kid with access to a CC.
    One, any regulation that could actually succeed in preventing online porn from reaching minors would have to affect adults as well. Second, I never like laws and regulations that are created out of the authority of moralization, which is religiously derived more often than not. Such regulation wouldn't work, solves nothing, removes individual liberties, and addresses problems that are arbitrarily defined from person to person. It would be in all respects just a terrible law. If that isn't clear enough, imagine if our internet use were regulated by the MPAA. *Shudder*

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