Counterpoint: Library should not allow public porn


An Editorial from The StarTribune in Minneapolis presents an intelligent argument for filtering on all library terminals.

Perhaps the Minneapolis Public Library should consult with an attorney; I did. The First Amendment does not extend to obscene and indecent material. The question then becomes what is defined as obscene and indecent. I believe most people would agree with me. Displaying graphic photographs of a woman\'s genitalia on a computer monitor located in a high-traffic area where patrons (including children) must walk through is obscene and indecent.

I support an individual\'s right to state their opinion no matter what it is. I even support an individual\'s right to look at pornography. I do not, however, support his right to display pornography in a public place such as the main aisle of the public library.

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