Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nancy Boyda's anti-child porn bill up for a vote

According to a story from WIBW.com and a press release on Congresswoman Boyda's web site, the House of Representatives was expected to vote today on a bill introduced and authored by Boyda to clamp shut a loophole in federal anti-child porn laws.

According to the WIBW.com story, the bill amends the language of the current law to" expand it from actual transmission between states to include any instance that "affects(s) commerce" or a "facility of interstate commerce."

I will now sit patiently for a Boyda basher to tell me why this is a horrible, awful, no good kind of thing...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The bill itself is great. The bashing I'll add is that just like "her" pension reform bill she "wrote" and introduced in January this is an easy bill to pass handed to her by the leadership she is so independent from.

I would like to see her, in person without notes, explain what the loophole allowed, how this fixes it, and since its her bill what prompted her to write it.

She did not campaign on child protection and this is the first interest anyone has heard from her on the topic.

Unfortunately the media won't see this for what it is: another bill for Nancy to point to and say look what I did...given to her by leadership for her continued loyalty of voting on a topic she knows little to nothing about...again.

Anonymous said...

Another unfounded comment from the peanut gallery. Did Nancy physically write this bill herself, I don't know, but neither do you so keep your mouth shut unless you have evidence to back up your attacks rather than blind assumptions.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Boyda supporter and I'm uncomfortable with this bill. First of all, sending someone to prison for looking at pictures seems ridiculous to me, but that's not the issue. The issue is that if this bill passes, then it becomes law that the internet is interstate commerce. That may seem innocent enough when paired with this bill, but there are too many unknown potential consequences for that to become the law of the land. I'd like to see some research into what this bill would mean for Net Neutrality and other issues before Congress votes on it.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what it means, but apparently the vote has been postponed:

"Latest Major Action: 11/13/2007 House floor actions. Status: At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed."

Anonymous said...

that's too bad

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