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    Anti-pornography laws have frequently been challenged in court under First Amendment protections. What is your position on this issue? A personal take is listed.

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    The constitution states that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech."

    OK. That's pretty clear. Congress is not to make any law that abridges (reduces, lessens, deprives, shortens, cuts off) the freedom of speech.

    The freedom of speech is considered a right (hence the "Bill of Rights"). What is a right? A right is the freedom to act unimpeded. But, of course, perhaps I could argue that I have the freedom to murder my neighbor. No, not so, because all potential "freedoms" are governed by the overriding statement that we all have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, if my supposed right impedes your ability to have life, ...

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    Anti-pornography laws are debated in a personal account.