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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 11:09 AM
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14. Don't believe it
Whenever a politician, either party, starts talking about controlling or monitoring the general activities of all adults to 'protect the CHILDREN' I get worried. Of course, children need to be protected and child porn is terrible but this suggested solution is to basically be able to monitor all activity of all users. 'The Children' is a very convenient emotional tag that is used to try and convince people to go along with something they might otherwise oppose. Look at the 'war on some drugs' a big part of the selling of controlling what adults should be able to do is to bring up 'protecting the CHILDREN'. I don't have children and never intend to have children so why should my choices (as long as they aren't hurting anybody else including the CHILDREN) be curtailed in the name of CHILDREN.
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