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Should pornography be protected under the U.S constitution?

In what extent should pornography be protected under the u.s constitution? what would be a definition to this topic? an objective study of it uses, and the implications of your positoin.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Should we protect something That Destroys ? realize that Porn Destroys

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    Studies show that terms relating to porn are by far the most commonly searched-for terms in the internet search engines. Every day, literally millions of people do searches related to the porn industry. The powerful imagery of internet pornography is highly addictive. Many men (and women) have been caught in the snare of internet porn and find themselves helplessly addicted to its visual stimulation. This results in uncontrollable lust, an inability to experience true sexual intimacy in marriage, and often intense feelings of guilt and despair. Pornography is the #1 cause of masturbation, sexual assault, and sexual deviancy. Most importantly, pornography is offensive to God, and is therefore a sin that must be confessed, repented of, and overcome.

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    If you are a believer in Christ and are struggling with an addiction to internet porn, there is hope and help for you! The power of the Holy Spirit is available to you (Ephesians 3:16). The cleansing of God’s forgiveness is available to you (1 John 1:9). The renewing capacity of God’s Word is at your disposal (Romans 12:1-2). Commit your mind and eyes to the Lord (1 John 2:16). Ask God to strengthen you and help you to overcome pornography (Philippians 4:13). Ask God to protect you from further exposure to porn (1 Corinthians 10:13), and to fill your mind with things that are pleasing to Him (Philippians 4:8). These are all requests that God will honor and answer.

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    Source(s): The Lightning Strikes
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I believe it should be protected completely. In particular I think the "obscenity" exception was a particularly bad piece of case law, and should be done away with. Some exception for restricting child pornography is most likely appropriate, but it should be as narrow as possible. Current laws go beyond what can be justified as protecting children from actual harm. (e.g. prosecuting teens for sexting makes a complete mockery of why the laws are supposed to exist.)

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    P.S. trevor, I liked your answer until you broke your own rule when you got to the part about children. Under the system you propose, the people who impose an "age of majority" would be the criminals.

  • 1 decade ago

    all our rights should be protected to the greatest extent universally possible. In other words we can't give some the right to murder because it would take away the right of another to live. Therefore the 3 natural rights which can be universal are life, liberty, and property. You have the right to these things and lack the right to take these things from another. No law shall outlaw anything on any grounds except these 3 things. Therefore porn should be legal to the following extent... no one can be killed (violates right to life) no one can be robbed (violates right to property) and the act can't be on an unwilling person (violates freedom of their body) or on a child (lack of maturity renders them incapable of making the choice until age of majority) under all other applications porn is and should remain protected by the constitution. To get that confused with the statement that porn isn't immoral would however be a mistake, but to a certain extent we have the right to be immoral (it's not illegal to tell a lie)

    Source(s): ap gov
  • 1 decade ago

    Yes.

    To say otherwise would require a justification for why, in a free and democratic society that values freedom of expression enough to actually enshrine it in the baseline legal document (constitution), pornography should not be protected.

    You'll find that it is MUCH harder to come up with a reasoned argument for why pornography should not be considered protected expression.

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  • kpk02
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    As long as it's created legally, why shouldn't it be? Typically the problems encountered are unrelated to the porn itself. Besides.. "pornography" covers a huge array of materials from books to movies to short clips to pictures, etc. All it means is some media source created with the intent to cause sexual excitement. Technically, I don't think it would even need to involve nudity or sex itself based on the definition. Of course, the definition by law could be very different.

    Or do we want to end up like China:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100201/od_nm/us_china...

  • Riley
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    In my opinion I don't think that it should be protected under the constitution but amendment 1 (Religion, Free press, and expression... or something like that ) would make it very hard to reason against it not being protected.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes - this is a very basic 1st Amendment issue.

  • 1 decade ago

    porn is being watched like crazy by millions of viewers every day and our children also have there sources witch is stupid i think it should .

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is. It's called freeeeeeeeeeeeedom of speeeeeeeeeeeeech.

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