Pornography in Libraries

May 03, 2011

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Earlier this week, the City Council of Los Angeles voted against filtering out pornography on its library computers. And, the Brooklyn Public Library publicly defended patrons' right to watch any content of their choosing at the library.  What?!

This is a bad decision and sad indicator of where we are heading as a society. We push to protect First Amendment rights of porn-purveyors but forget that children, teens, librarians, and you and I will be potentially exposed to stuff we don't want to see. How much exposure to pornography is acceptable for a child?  Zero tolerance is a good policy when you consider protecting the innocent.  What about the child's right not to be exposed?

The public library isn't a place I have had to worry about being exposed to hard core images. Now, we are giving a green light to porn addicts to get their fix at the library -- at the expense of the tax payer.  The porn industry's gotta be laughing all the way to the bank!