Child porn hysteria

“Sexting” is one of those things that makes me laugh- about how out of touch our legislators are- and the lengths that they will go to distract us from real issues. Like the Wall Street Casino- the wholesale exportation of our entire manufacturing base and the failures of our system of elections that have created auctions.

But, now, we have the Army charging a soldier in a war zone for having pictures of a niece in a swimsuit- and then, changing their tune- but not disclosing the evidence:

The family of an Illinois National Guard soldier said Friday that he’s been charged with possession of child pornography in Afghanistan over innocent snapshots of a 4-year-old relative in a swimsuit.

The U.S. Army has charged Spec. Billy Miller of Galesburg, Ill., with possession of child pornography and a related charge of failure to obey an order that troops in Afghanistan not possess pornography.

via Billy Miller Gets Child Porn Charge In Afghanistan: Family Says Army Soldier’s Photos Are ‘Innocent’.

The Army is now claiming that it’s not the pictures of the relative- but won’t disclose the evidence: Army: Family photos not basis for porn charges

Any one of us could enter a site like www.chatroulette.com and end up viewing what would be considered “Child Porn” if we had a way to actually verify ages of people just by looking at them- but we don’t.

We live in a society that is imprisoning people at an astonishing rate- and then doing everything possible to slap them with a scarlet letter for life. Sex offenders’ registry, criminal records that can’t be expunged- criminalizing kids sending pictures of themselves naked to each other.

At some point the State has got to stop. We can’t all be criminals- while the crooks in suits rob our country blind. I’d rather hire a guy who sold drugs to support his family over a Wall Street banker who is whining about his multiple house payments and sub-million dollar bonuses.

The whole issue of legislating morality is not much different than trying to legislate a national religion. It would help if the people doing the legislating actually had any moral credibility. Allowing companies to pay CEOs millions while firing people and expecting unemployment to provide a safety net is criminal.

To the case of the young soldier- I say the real criminal action is sending our people and tax dollars over to a third world country that has no interest in our being there- failing to catch Bin Laden- and watching our people go broke paying for this travesty.

And if you need a reminder of what war looks like- in a picture that would now qualify as “Child Porn”

Associated Press photograph that won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news. It was taken by Nick Ut on June 8, 1972.

Associated Press photograph that won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news. It was taken by Nick Ut on June 8, 1972.

Congratulations- you’ve just looked at “child porn” go to jail, go directly to jail.

The real crime is war. The real crime is a country that allows the people making $7.50 an hour subsidize the mistakes of those making $1,000 hr plus. The real crime is being asleep at the wheel as our country is being dismantled in the name of the almighty dollar. We’ve become a nation preoccupied with stupid issues- while the real ones get ignored.

There is nothing Spec. Billy Miller could do with a picture that is near as criminal as what a country can do with your tax dollars.

Wake up.

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