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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:22 AM

Proposal to block online porn, 'obscene material' voted down by lawmakers

An attempt to block pornography and other "obscene material" on all personal devices in South Dakota, then charge users a $20 access fee, was voted down Friday by state lawmakers.

House Bill 1154, written by out-of-state authors, raised serious concerns with lobbyists representing South Dakota retailers and telecommunication companies, who opposed the measure in a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee Friday morning.

Co-sponsor Rep. Isaac Latterell, R-Tea, linked online porn to human trafficking, both of which he described as a “public health crisis” during heartfelt testimony in favor of the measure.

“This bill would make a meaningful and occasional step to protect our children from the horrors and evils of both human trafficking and online pornography,” Latterell said.

Read more: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2019/02/08/proposal-block-online-porn-obscene-material-voted-down-lawmakers/2811215002/

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TexasTowelie Feb 10 OP
htuttle Feb 10 #1
vlyons Feb 10 #2
getagrip_already Feb 10 #3
justhanginon Feb 10 #5
Firestorm49 Feb 10 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:30 AM

1. I suppose it doesn't matter if something is actually possible or not ($20 access fee? lol)

...if all you are doing is grandstanding.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:38 AM

2. Such nonsense

Now days, computers have parental blocking software for those with children deemed too young. But once kids hit puberty and teen years, it's pretty difficult to block porn from them, when they can walk into a store and buy porn magazines and videos. Isn't it better to sit down with kids and have an honest talk about the difference between healthy sex, obsessive unhealthy sex, and criminal illegal sex? Isn't it better to encourage teen girls and boys to talk honestly with parents about safesex, and pregnany prevention and sex diseases?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:44 AM

3. lawmakkers know that would be a third rail in trump-world....

If you look at stats for sites like youporn, it's clear there is a whole lot of porn-love going on in trump's base. Taking away their twiddle-time would be like taking away their guns.

Nobody wants a twiddle tax or their names in a gubberment twiddle-registry.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:46 AM

5. You can pry my gun from my cold dead hands but you dare not

take away my porn.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:08 AM

4. "Out Of State authors". ALEC ???

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