Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What's the Issue?

April 19, 2011

The Idaho Statesman reported on a bill that would force libraries to install software that would block patrons from viewing obscene websites—“even if you are an adult” says the Statesman. They didn’t gripe about an unfunded mandate, or trying to figure out where to draw the line at obscene; their beef seemed to be that adults were having their viewing choices blocked.

My own feeling is that if you’re an adult, you can go get your own dang computer—or get some magazines. You’re still exercising your First Amendment rights. And nobody else has to see it.

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