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Date Posted: 10:27:07 08/05/06 Sat
Author: Kellen Nebelski
Subject: Talkabout
In reply to: Chuck in ND 's message, ""Only" 20, huh?" on 09:03:34 08/04/06 Fri

"Can you give examples of where gov meddling has caused an increase in pornography or prostitution? I agree that prohibitions on many vices is counter productive. I'm not sure that I'd say it eads to an increase in those activities, only that it creates more problems (i.e. prohibition of alchohol empowered the Mafia, drug interdiction empowers the Drug Lords. All prohibitions have created a monster government.)"

That covers the bulk of what I meant. But I'm also talking about the Government/Corporation ties of American Mercantilism. The government will use corporations to achieve policial agendas and corporations will use governments to achieve business agendas. I'm positive that the ties between the two, resulting from the moving away from capitalism, results in secret combinations of murder, immorality and corruption. I'm sure that most here would agree. Then, when the world banks and federal reserve system come into the picture, we have quite a tangled mess (for us, at least.)

So, I guess what I'm saying is that a government could, for example, give special advertising priveledges to a porn business to spread pornography... Then when the problem gets big enough, the government could, in turn, obtain power to censor the pornography... then hate mail, 'terrorists', etc... Until they do this:

(Letter I received from EBay president)

"As you know, I almost never reach out to you personally with a request to get involved in a debate in the U.S. Congress. However, today I feel I must.

"Right now, the telephone and cable companies in control of Internet access are trying to use their enormous political muscle to dramatically change the Internet. It might be hard to believe, but lawmakers in Washington are seriously debating whether consumers should be free to use the Internet as they want in the future.

"Join me by clicking here -- http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/netneutrality -- to send a message to your representatives in Congress.

"The phone and cable companies now control more than 95% of all Internet access. These large corporations are spending millions of dollars to promote legislation that would allow them to divide the Internet into a two-tiered system.

"The top tier would be a "Pay-to-Play" high-speed toll-road restricted to only the largest companies that can afford to pay high fees for preferential access to the Net.

"The bottom tier -- the slow lane -- would be what is left for everyone else. If the fast lane is the information "super-highway," the slow lane will operate more like a dirt road.

"Today's Internet is an incredible open marketplace for goods, services, information and ideas. We can't give that up. A two-lane system will restrict innovation because start-ups and small companies -- the companies that can't afford the high fees -- will be unable to succeed, and we'll lose out on the jobs, creativity and inspiration that come with them.

"The power belongs with Internet users, not the big phone and cable companies. Let's use that power to send as many messages as possible to our elected officials in Washington. Please join me by clicking here right now to send a message to your representatives in Congress before it is too late. You can make the difference.

"Thank you for reading this note. I hope you'll make your voice heard today.


Meg Whitman
President and CEO
eBay Inc. "

It reminds me of a song...


Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You'd better watch out! There may be dogs about!
I've looked over Jordan and seen
Things are not what they seem.
What do you get for pretending the danger's not real?
Meek and obedient, you follow the leader
Down well-trodden cooridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise! A look of terminal shock in your eyes!
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is not a bad dream...

Let's not forget that buying kool-aid is NOT legal. Its neither legal or illegal. It has not been made a legal issue, yet... What if some of the things that are legal issues were NEVER made legal issues? If something is legalized, it means that its acceptable behavior. If its illegalized, it means that its NOT acceptable behavior. But if something is UNlegalized, it means that its NONE OF YOUR FREAKING BUSINESS. LOL... If pornography was no one's business but the addict and his family (and any help they seek), perhaps the problem would be better than it would be if you simply banned porn?

We turn to the government to solve our problems. We give them the power to regulate porn on the internet and what you end up with, is a government that has the power to regulate anything on the internet that they want. Give the government the power to issue licenses to protect a certain definition or to stop an abuse and what do you get? A government with the power to take away any right that they see fit.

I feel that instead of banning something and washing our hands, we continually work to spread the word of an act's evil. Awareness... private organizations doing their part in stopping the evil the best that they can. We can only legislate our own families and do our best to encourage others to legislate their own. We do our best and the Lord will judge either way. The gospel of Jesus Christ is alive and well. To us that know of it, we have a responsibility to spread the word. The priesthood has been restored. What could be better than having the Gospel and the Priesthood on the earth to legislate, regulate, cure, and serve justice? Maybe by dropping government bans, more saints will awaken.

Well, these are my ideas.

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