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November 03, 2005

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Ross

"Rep. Marty Meehan, a Massachusetts Democrat who opposed the bill, said during the floor debate: "We don't allow child pornography on the Internet. We don't exempt it from consumer safety laws."

Parhaps Rep. Meehan should be banned from publishing campaign leaflets during the congressional elections because you wouldn't allow him to publish child pornography.

gene berman

I wouldn't get too excited. This move is just a shot across the bows of a much larger and powerful ship. No amount of such sniping will prove more than a temporary annoyance and I don't think we'll have to wait long to see greater sense (and sense of freedom) prevail.

Abiola Lapite

I don't doubt that the bill will eventually pass, I just find it astonishing that so many Democrats should be so willing to display such little respect for freedom of speech: I mean, we're talking about a bill even the folks at DKos were in favor of here, a bill which is being championed in the Senate by none other than Harry Reid,

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00678:

not some impenetrable piece of partisan legislation intended to benefit a privileged special group, and yet they *still* opposed it. This is an utter disgrace.

Jim

"we're talking about a bill even the folks at DKos were in favor of here, .."

Are you surprised at the disconnect? Kos is ideologically motivated (we hope) and Meehan, like any politician, is politically motivated - not the same thing.

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