Should obscenity be banned?
What's is obscenity?
Obscenity:The Character or quality of being obscene
Obscene: Disgusting, repulsive, depraved
- Can food be obscene?
- If one person finds some thing obscene and another doesn't, is it obscene?
- If its obscene in one state outlawing it, shouldn't it be obscene in all states?
Seems the most common one is material depicting children in a sexual nature. Hard to get consistency on others.
Obscenity is a form of behaviour.
The case for banning obscenity
What's wrong with Obscenity?
"This could include images of extreme sexual activity such as bestiality, necrophilia, rape or torture."
But these are illegal acts in them-self, so this is already punishable.
Types of punishable offences
- Possessing and intending to sell it
- Mailing it
- Transporting it
- Broadcasting it
- Being in business to sell or transfer it
- Transferring it to minors
The case against banning obscenity
Censorship is futile
- New Mexico
- West Virginia