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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:02 PM
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45. blank check
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 09:02 PM by Two Americas
The law is a blank check to maliciously prosecute anyone and ruin them, and it is being used to do just that.

I am highly suspicious that there is any epidemic of child pornography at all. If it is occurring, we should go after the producers, close down the businesses, arrest the ones who are actually abusing actual children. It is not as though it would be rocket science to trace materials back to those profiting from it.

A few years back an FBI task force did an exhaustive investigation of this. The only producer of child pornography they could find was the federal government, producing materials for the purpose of entrapping people. One such entrapment case went before the USSC, which I remember because it was the one and only time that Justice Thomas failed to side with the prosecution.

This is the perfect abuse of government authority, since none of us dare question the government on this lest we be accused ourselves of defending or being engaged in this. I usually stay away from this subject for that very reason - angry and hostile comments ensue when you question the actions of the government, if the alleged crime is sufficiently abhorrent. Of course, a tyrannical government run amok knows that, which is why we should be suspicious.

If it is a problem, we should be asking a LOT more questions, for the sake of minors who may be victims. If it is not going on, we should be asking a LOT of questions, for the sake of the rights of all of us.
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