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DarkChild717
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George W. Bush declared last week (October 26-November 1) Protection from Pornography week. To quote directly from the article, "Pornography can have debilitating effects on communities, marriages, families, and children. During Protection From Pornography Week, we commit to take steps to confront the dangers of pornography."

Funny. I was unaware pornography was a danger, especially if you choose to partake in it. Anyone else's thoughts?

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BruinDan
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Phew, week's over. Now we can all use the Internet again!

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DarkChild717
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Whoo hoo!

I can only imagine who's watching my pc...


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KandyKorn17
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Oh dear...

I can't say that I had a problem with the beginning of the proclamation where he talked about protecting children from being sexually exploited, but he DID change the whole thing around pretty quickly, didn't he? Suddenly it wasn't about protecting children from being exploited in child pornography, it was about protecting children from seeing any sort of pornography anywhere on the internet. You know, I hate to say that I don't trust old dubbya, but I would really like to see some statistics or something that shows just what kind of "debilitating effects" pornography has on those who view it.

Ugh- I really want to go on a rant here, but I'm trying to keep this all case-specific since we have about a gazillion posts about pornography


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DC_WillowFan
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Well, I don't know what kind of "debilitating effects" it can do. I don't see anything wrong with me yet

And it's probable that he changed the whole thing around quite quickly. You know how presidents are... and besides, the idea of "protecting children" is often used to get people to support your idea, even if protecting the children isn't your main one.

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