Utah Senator Todd Weiler has proposed a bill to rid the state of porn by adding Internet filters and anti-porn software on all cell phones and requiring citizens to opt-in before viewing porn online. It’s to save the children, he says. Weiler successfully pushed an anti-porn resolution through the state senate earlier this year, declaring…
Right now, I’m reminde of The Simpsons episode where the one lady screams “Will someone please think of the children!”
That is exactly what this guy is doing, and he’s using that exact thing I’ve mentioned to pass this authoritarian power-grab onto people. Now, call me crazy, but that’s how you grow government, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that this guy is a Republican. It MAKES PERFECT SENSE.
This is part of the reason why I am a libertarian: I do no like authoritarianism on either side, or of either variety. I don’t like it from the left when they want control of my economic freedoms, nor when the right when they want contro of my personal freedoms.
The only thing I see this doing is being massive invasion of privacy, and sending more people into using TOR, which is a good/bad idea (for various other reasons).
Overall, good job Utah for really getting your priorities straight.