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Porn surfing in a public library?

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First amendment right?

or

Obscene?

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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radioheid
by Libertarian on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM
There are many, many things our Constitution protects under "free speech & press" which, while decidedly legal, are also required to be publicly censored or kept entirely private to protect the rights of others. Permitting the viewing of pornographic material in an unrestricted public place encroaches upon the rights of children and anyone else who may feel victimized by unwanted exposure to sex (such as rape victims).
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ElitestJen
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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Quoting radioheid:

There are many, many things our Constitution protects under "free speech & press" which, while decidedly legal, are also required to be publicly censored or kept entirely private to protect the rights of others. Permitting the viewing of pornographic material in an unrestricted public place encroaches upon the rights of children and anyone else who may feel victimized by unwanted exposure to sex (such as rape victims).

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Thank you so much for this argument.  I'd been waiting and waiting for someone to come up with "your rights end when they infringe on another's."  While there have been variations throughout this thread....no one has been as eloquent as you were. 

IMO, this is the only valid argument for not allowing porn in a public library....although, some of the solutions presented previously would invalidate it. 

radioheid
by Libertarian on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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*tips hat* As a "devout" Libertarian, I've made the study of both our Constitution and its application in law a hobby.

Quoting ElitestJen:



Quoting radioheid:

There are many, many things our Constitution protects under "free speech & press" which, while decidedly legal, are also required to be publicly censored or kept entirely private to protect the rights of others. Permitting the viewing of pornographic material in an unrestricted public place encroaches upon the rights of children and anyone else who may feel victimized by unwanted exposure to sex (such as rape victims).

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Thank you so much for this argument.  I'd been waiting and waiting for someone to come up with "your rights end when they infringe on another's."  While there have been variations throughout this thread....no one has been as eloquent as you were. 

IMO, this is the only valid argument for not allowing porn in a public library....although, some of the solutions presented previously would invalidate it. 

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fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Don't care.

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