May 2, 2024

Supreme Court Will Allow Texas Age-verification Law

It would appear as though the issue of pornography being lumped with the First Amendment in terms of minors being permitted to see it has been settled.

This week, the Supreme Court refused to block a new Texas age-verification law aimed at the online porn industry.

The suit was brought by the Free Speech Coalition, which claimed the new law was in violation of the First Amendment.

Not Free Speech

Now, call me crazy, but age verification for online porn sites seems like a commonsense idea.

There is no reason young children should be able to access these sites.

Yet, the Free Speech Coalition and the ACLU both believed that unchecked access to these sites would be covered under the First Amendment.

Mind you, the government is not prohibiting these sites, just protecting our children from having access to them.

The Free Speech Coalition called the Texas law “ineffective, unconstitutional, and dangerous.” The ACLU added that it would “improperly burden free speech online.”

What is more dangerous? Age verification or second graders sitting there watching porn online when nobody is watching them?

The law, which was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott last year, will require that porn sites verify that all users are 18 or older in order to access the website content.

There was a second aspect of the law that would not be put into play.

That is the requirement for these sites to post that content could be harmful, which was initially ruled against, with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals also refusing to requite that disclaimer.

With the Supreme Court declining the case, the age verification is in, but the warnings will be out.

Get ready for liberal heads to explode because we all know how little the left cares about protecting our children against harmful things.

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