Thursday, August 24, 2006

Conservatives: Protecting America From Itself

Posted by codemorse

From Yahoo.com:

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.

The coalition also is trying to draw attention to CleanHotels.com, a directory of hotels and motels nationwide that pledge to exclude adult offerings from their in-room entertainment service.


This is the way the free market should work: people who do not want to watch pornography - or who are threatened by the sheer fact of its existence within the magical boxes that bring our entertainment - have a DIRECTORY of hotels to frequent. Should the directory prove successful, it will grow.

But of course, that's not enough for today's Modern Conservative. Just like with every other issue they feel that they're "losing" on, they bring the federal government in to police their puritan, intolerant desires.

Speaking personally, I can't remember a time when porn wasn't available in hotel rooms. And speaking personally, I've never rented one (from a hotel room, he added, in the spirit of prurient disclosure).

It's absurd to argue that people cannot control themselves enough to block adult channels from their children, or to argue that because a minority of parents will not take the time to do so, then the choice to watch adult entertainment is therefore to be taken from all.

This is the modern conservative extremist in a nutshell. They aren't interested in democracy, they're interested in DeMYcracy. As in: "It's DeMycracy or the Highway."

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