August 23, 2006

Setting a poor example...

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Pornographic movies now seem nearly as pervasive in America's hotel rooms as tiny shampoo bottles, and the lodging industry shows little concern as conservative activists rev up a protest campaign aimed at triggering a federal crackdown.

It seems even conservatives aren't willing to allow people to live their own lives. Being relatively conservative, I agree that children shouldn't be allowed to view pornographic or violent material. However, I don't think it is the duty or right of an activist group to goad the government into forcing possible outlets for this material with the intent to distribute to adult consumers to endure federal scrutiny. These group's rational is that the traditional customer base for the hotel chains involved are families.

My big problem with this is these groups audacity. How dare they stick their nose in where it most certainly doesn't belong. The family itself should be the responsible party in maintaining control over the type of material its children view, especially while away from home. The government should enforce decency laws when they pertain to public decency, but if a hotel is willing to carry material of an objectionable nature in order to provide a service to its customers who are willing to pay for said service, and then along the same lines provide a mechanism which allows barring of said material in the event a child might be exposed to this objectionable material then the case becomes moot, and thus activist groups should butt out!

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