MightyMo


OH no you didn’t place the porn shop next to the school…
April 14, 2006, 7:10 pm
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Indecency, the child of obsenity. In this lecture I was suprised that zoning laws cannot be used to keep businesses out of areas that do not want them. I think that there should be rules against putting a porn shop next to a school, there is something wrong with that. School is where children are forced to go, Porn shops might be a problem because of the people that are drawn to it, this might place children in danger. This is different than a bar or other establishment that might be open more at night than durning the day. Zoning should be used to keep people safe. The risks with many children in one place vs. having a porn shop next to your house is different, there are less people effected and what are the changes that something bad is going to happend. Time, place and mannor are all issues that are talked about in both the lecture, congressional hearing and also in the reading. This is important because of first amendment rights. Free speech of the first amendment is important, it is like zoning where its written in the rules that it can’t be taken away. Limiting adults to only expressions of interest that are legal to only the levels that are okay for children is withholding thier first amendment rights.

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[…] I believe that just like obscenity there are many definitions and interpretations of indecency.  As we saw in our lecture mediums this week the interpretation of what is or is not decent goes along with the time, place and manor of the action being questioned.  In our lecture the topic of zoning laws came up and the fact that they can not keep particular businesses from developing in areas that seem inappropriate.  This blog talks about how it is not right to allow a porn shop to open next to a school because of the dangers to children.  Is this implying that people who shop in porn stores are dangerous?  […]

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