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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 07:08 PM
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38. I'm very glad
that at least one responder to my OP fully shares my views on this.

"So, in a sense, a person is being arrested for their sex fantasies".

Yes, I think that is a good way of putting it, at least for some applications of this law. And I did point in the OP that even our very conservative USSC seems to agree with you and me on this issue (at least partially), as they did hint that child pornography is unlawful only if real children are used to create it.

Laws like this scare the hell out of me, especially after seeing how it has affected someone I care about -- though that may have more to do with prosecutorial misconduct than with the law itself. I see this as having significant parallels with our "war on drugs" and even George Bush's "War on Terror".

Once a government is allowed to arrest and imprison people for victimless crimes or, as is the case with the WOT, arrest and imprison people indefinitely with no evidence at all, we are on the road to hell.
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