Porn Hearings

Somehow, Sam Brownback found time for porn hearings to "examinine the constitutional context for obscenity prosecution." Read: to figure out how to beat that pesky First Amendment.

Arthur Silber calls the porn inquisitors new Puritans. Silber notes that pace Brownback, most Americans don't agree that pornography is bad, at least not judging by their behavior.

Echidne of the Snakes finds it surprising that the committee was more interested in finding out how pornography might hurt the men who use it, as opposed to, say, the women and children who are exploited to make it.

Arthur Silber follows up with a thoughtful response to Echidne and her commenters about the potential subtle harms of pornography.

[Once Upon A Time, Echidne of the Snakes]

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