Wednesday, November 05, 2008

FREELIBERTYPAC.COM RELEASE: Obscene Assault on Erotica

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NEWS FROM FREELIBERTYPAC.COM
THE "LIBERTARIAN WING" OF THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY
World Wide Web: http://www.FreeLibertyPAC.com
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For release: November 4, 2008
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For additional information:
Marc Montoni, Founder, FreeLibertyPAC.com
Phone: (804) 288-2766
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Real Libertarians Urge End to the War on Porn

WASHINGTON, DC -- Hard-core Libertarians say the feds should stop fondling hard-core porn.

According to Marc Montoni, founder of the group "FreeLibertyPAC.com", a libertarian public policy group, the federal government has raped the private sector of trillions of dollars of treasure over the past several decades; and while he says most of it has been wasted paying federal bureaucrats to "surf the internet on the clock", some was used to assemble a vast, expensive arsenal of sophisticated anti-crime tools.

"But then the bureaucrats fritter it away prosecuting people for having sex," Montoni said. "It's true -- just one recent example is adult film maker Paul F. Little, a.k.a 'Max Hardcore'".

Last October, Little was sentenced to prison for 46 months on federal charges for 'distributing obscene videos through the mail and the Internet'. Little was dragged all the way from Los Angeles, where he lives and works, to trial in a conservative part of Florida, because some of his internet servers were located there. Little was also fined $7,500, the minimum fine allowable by law, while his company, Max World Entertainment, was fined $75,000, plus an additional $5,000 in "special assessments". In all, Little was charged with 10 counts of violating 18 United States Code § 1461, 1462 and 1465. His company received an additional 10 counts. US District Judge Susan G. Bucklew placed Max Hardcore's company on five years probation and has ordered Little to serve three years probation after his release from prison."

"Governments are always the slowest, dullest elements of society to undergo change," Montoni said. "Thousands of years ago, Socrates was sentenced to death for 'corrupting the youth' of Athens. Jesus was brutally killed for teaching a religion of peace and acceptance. Copernicus and Galileo were arrested for proving that Earth was not the center of the universe. How many millions of people have been jailed, beaten, tortured, and killed for doing or saying 'politically incorrect' things?"

"Real Libertarians have a novel suggestion," Montoni said. "It's 2008. It's a New Millenium. Maybe it's time for governments to drop the ancient and antiquated practice of constantly warring on their own civilians. As our own Declaration of Independence says, governments are instituted among men to secure the rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness -- it's not supposed to be about nosing around in someone's bedroom."

"Maybe instead of sending a man to a government-owned rape factory for filming people who were enjoying voluntary sex, governments could concentrate all resources on controlling violent crime. Government cops at every level -- federal, state, and local -- are generally extraordinarily well-paid and enjoy lavish public-pension and other benefits -- but at the same time, they are increasingly unable to make any progress in finding the perpetrators of violent crime," Montoni said.

The failure is spectacular. 86% of all murders were cleared in 1968, but that number has declined just about every year. In 2007, only 61% of all murders were solved. Ironically, this has happened even in the face of a plummeting murder rate (it peaked at 9.8 per 100,000 in 1991; vs. 6.3 per 100,000 in 2004).

"We Libertarians believe that governments are essentially brutish, inefficient and inept; and therefore the list of functions we hand it should be kept short and simple, so even bureaucrats can understand what they're supposed to be doing. Removing violent criminals from the streets is a legitimate part of that list," Montoni said.

FreeLibertyPAC.com calls for abolishing all federal laws regulating, restricting, or harassing the producers, performers, distributors, or consumers of erotic material -- the stuff ideologues denounce as 'porn'. The group says Real Libertarians favor full, unlimited freedom of communication.

According to the group's platform:

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We defend the rights of individuals to unrestricted freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right of individuals to dissent from government itself. We recognize that full freedom of expression is possible only as part of a system of full property rights. The freedom to use one's own voice; the freedom to hire a hall; the freedom to own a printing press, a broadcasting station, or a transmission cable; the freedom to wave or burn one's own flag; and similar property-based freedoms are precisely what constitute freedom of communication. At the same time, we recognize that freedom of communication does not extend to the use of other people's property to promote one's ideas without the voluntary consent of the owners.

We oppose any abridgment of the freedom of speech through government censorship, regulation or control of communications media, including, but not limited to, laws concerning obscenity, including "pornography", as we hold this to be an abridgment of liberty of expression despite claims that it instigates rape or assault, or demeans and slanders one population group or another.

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FURTHER READING / SOURCES:

Clearance statistics:

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/images/content_images/crimcleararr.gif
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/offenses/clearances/index.html

Decline in clearance rates:

https://www.policeone.com/investigations/articles/44510-Homicide-clearance-rates-take-a-dive/

Further reading on Little:

http://www.maxhardcoretv.com/FreeMaxHardcore.htm
http://www.adultfilmdatabase.com/article/dangerous-precedent-max-hardcore-sentenced-for-obscenity-281.cfm

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