Under this "secondary negative effects" theory we can ban anything. This claim is nonsense. I agree with the federal judges dismissing these claims. Huelskamp, you and yours have the right to be offended. Live with it. You would be our American Taliban.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
There's Always a Price
"Not long ago, a family driving across Kansas on well-traveled Interstate 70 would encounter nothing racier than a pecan log and little more hyped than the 'world's largest prarie dog.' Then porn came to the highway. ... Kansas attorney general Steve Six announced he wasn't going to fight for the law, as courts had already struck down similar statutes in Georgia, South Carolina and neighboring Muissouri. ... The law's backers complain that Six caved too easily and didn't enter evidence on pornography's 'secondary negative effects' on a community" lower property values, increased drug-trafficking and general blight.' ... 'Justice shouldn't have a price. What is the cost of one additional rape of a child, the cost of another young woman being a victim? Kansas families deserve an opporunity to drive freely down the highway without this kind of advertising,' [said state senator time Huelskamp]", Karen Ball at Time, 21 September 2009, link: http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1916567,00.html.