The Electric Commentary

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Would you like cut millions of dollars from the federal budget?

Stop doing stupid things like this:

- The Bush administration said Wednesday it would seek to reinstate an indictment against a California pornography company that was charged with violating federal obscenity laws. It was Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' first public decision on a legal matter.

Sure we've got terrorism, white collar crime, theft of government funds, voting irregularities, and a veritable plethora of serious issues, but we're going to focus instead on dirty movies. While I understand that some government officials are bound to focus on dirty movies, I prefer that they do so in their own homes, and not in court. That's just gross.

Anyway:

While acknowledging the importance of the constitutional guarantee of free speech, Gonzales said selling or distributing obscene materials does not fall within First Amendment protections.

I guess he knows it when he sees it. While acknowledging the importance of libel and slander statutes, I would just like to mention that I saw Mr. Gonzales murder someone last night. Seriously, what does Gonzales' statement even mean? I grant that First Amendment jurisprudence does not in fact cover obscenity (whatever that means) but is bringing an action that has already been dismissed really an efficient use of DOJ resources?

1 Comments:

  • "no-talent ass-clown" is the only phrase that comes to mind

    By Blogger ahren, at 6:42 PM  

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