Old ND Legislator Trying to Ban Internet Porn

Rep. Lawrence Klemin (R-Bismarck)

In one of the most futile efforts in history, a group of North Dakota legislators, led by an old man, are attempting to ban Internet porn.

The bill, introduced in the state House by Rep. Lawrence Klemin (R-Bismarck), would require every Internet-connected device to have a built-in censor that “renders obscene material … inaccessible.”

As right-wing blogger Rob Port first pointed out, regular porn (adults having consensual sex on video) qualifies as “obscene material” under state law.

The bill requires you to pay a $20 fee if you don’t want the censorship.

The bill also seeks to block human trafficking websites and “prostitution hubs,” which are important issues that have nothing to do with Internet porn. This bill is truly a mess.

All we can say to the bill sponsors is: Good luck with this.

3 Comments on "Old ND Legislator Trying to Ban Internet Porn"

  1. And that miserable hag Janne Myrdal is a sponsor as well, the face you have on the anti gay marriage story. Such an embarrassment to my district.

  2. The harder some people try to force their own moral/religious/philosophical views on everyone the easier it is for them to forget what our founders set out to accomplish when they wrote, debated, passed and ratified our Bill of Rights/Constitution. I don’t see how they could ever enforce this law (if they could ever get it passed, shudder!) without violating even more of our Constitutional Rights that they’ve sworn to uphold and defend.

  3. Didn’t we already go through this in the 50s?

    Tom Lehrer’s “Smut” sums it up pretty well:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaHDBL7dVgs

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