Bill would block porn on new phones, computers


tay
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Lawmakers in about a dozen states are considering a bill that would block pornography from all new phones and computers unless consumers pay up.

Backers of the porn tax plan to introduce it on the federal level this month.

State Rep. Kelly Townsend (R-Mesa) considered sponsoring a version of the bill in Arizona, but the measure was not introduced this session, her staff confirmed.

Supporters say porn is a public health problem and argue that taxing it would help cut down on a range of issues, including sex trafficking.

“What we know about pornography is that it's addictive. It actually affects the brain,” said Kathleen Winn of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network.

“Like any drug, like an addiction, you need more and more and more of it to get the same reaction from it as the first time you saw it. So yes, I absolutely believe pornography is contributing to the growing criminal enterprise of sex trafficking.”

The Human Trafficking Prevention Act would require that all new internet-connected devices be equipped with a porn filter. Consumers who want to unlock the filter would have to pay a one-time fee of $20 on each device.

The tax would be used to fund groups that fight human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and other issues, according to boilerplate language from the act's supporters.

Winn said she supports the legislation as another tool to combat trafficking, but critics say the bill would lead to a massive censorship apparatus (external - login to view).

Others, like Tempe-based attorney Russ Richelsoph, question the constitutionality of such a measure.

“While I'm not advocating pornography, it is a form of speech. It is protected by the First Amendment, and it is a problem if they're trying to create a tax to prevent people from engaging in that form of speech,” he said.

Richelsoph, a firearms enthusiast, said the legislation could open the door to taxes on other kinds of speech.

“If this passes First Amendment muster, what would prevent states that are not friendly to firearms from doing the same thing with regards to websites that have content about firearms?” he said.

Winn sees it differently.

“We have taxes on cigarettes. We have taxes on alcohol. We have taxes on any product that you go and buy. This is a product,” she argued.

The bill has been introduced in some form Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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Danbones
Free Thinker
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but its ok for "Bill" to go to Epstein's (convicted) pedo island and hang with the minors
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Between the Jesus fascists and the lefty Nazis, I can see this one getting legs.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Between the Jesus fascists and the lefty Nazis, I can see this one getting legs.

On the contrary, the family Values crowd are usually major consumers of porn and the Politically Correct ones can always be shamed into upholding the First Ammendment.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

On the contrary, the family Values crowd are usually major consumers of porn and the Politically Correct ones can always be shamed into upholding the First Ammendment.

New Jersey is on the list. And the hypocrisy of the Jesus fascists is bottomless.

You're getting old. Shaming the PCs don't work anymore. They're just as bad these days.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

New Jersey is on the list. And the hypocrisy of the Jesus fascists is bottomless.

You're getting old. Shaming the PCs don't work anymore. They're just as bad these days.

That's because they know what's right or wrong and what's best for all of us.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

That's because they know what's right or wrong and what's best for all of us.

Of course. And they're dedicated to fighting "rape culture."
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Of course. And they're dedicated to fighting "rape culture."

...even when the actors are paid?
 
Jinentonix
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Quote:

“We have taxes on cigarettes. We have taxes on alcohol. We have taxes on any product that you go and buy. This is a product,” she argued.

SURVEY SAYS.... X

The difference you dumb bint is that one generally has to pay for tobacco and alcohol. There are lots of free porn sites out there. So essentially her argument is there should be a tax on something that one doesn't even have to pay for in the first place.
I wonder if this woman has any idea how many women watch porn or how many are actually producers of porn.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

That's because they know what's right or wrong and what's best for all of us.

The PC crowd has no clue about right and wrong. They just expect everyone to follow their groupthink.

Tax grab. Politicians are always on the lokout for revenue streams. THey should start taxing churches.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Between the Jesus fascists and the lefty Nazis, I can see this one getting legs.

you're here mr leftii nazi
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

The PC crowd has no clue about right and wrong. They just expect everyone to follow their groupthink.

Just like the Old Stock.
 
MHz
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How much for the black market work around??
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

How much for the black market work around??

get off the porn megaloon
 
Bar Sinister
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Or just buy a phone in a different state.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Between the Jesus fascists and the lefty Nazis, I can see this one getting legs.

Did you forget Moslems?
Mentioning them would have been islamopphobic and we wouldn't want that....
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Did you forget Moslems?
Mentioning them would have been islamopphobic and we wouldn't want that....

Wars wrong with Christian porn?
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Wars wrong with Christian porn?

Not a single thing

The backside of a woman on her knees is a beautiful thing......
 

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