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[–] L3D [S] 10 points -7 points (+3|-10) ago 

Voat's whole thing is free speech, porn is free speech too.

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[–] TheIrieOne 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

That sounds like some Larry Flynt type shit. You should read about the Weimar republic and all the disgusting shit that was going on there.

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[–] L3D [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well I happen to agree with Larry Flynt about this matter. Pornographic content should be protected by free speech. If you start censoring obscenities, like porn, then why stop there, swearing is an obscenity too. Can't have that either.

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[–] lissencarak 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Free speech means free political speech. Your idea that porn should be considered free speech is protected, because it's political speech.

However, porn is not. It's smut. There is no exchange of political ideas.

The idea that porn should not be censored is more of a freedom of information type of thing.

It's a valid idea, but turns out it's really harmful for civilization.

Like drugs.

In theory a completely open market sounds like a good idea.

In practice not exterminating drug dealers and institutionalizing junkies is horrible for communities and families.

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[–] L3D [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Suppose someone would write a fictional book about president Clinton and his sexual adventures in graphic detail in the White House. Would you ban that too as smut or allow it as free speech. Or perhaps try banning it as libelous.

Porn can be polical speech too. Or porn can be just porn. And erotic stuff can be just appreciation of beautiful things instead of porn. Some people might wank over v/weaponsporn or big V8 engines, so those are sinful subs too. Would you go downvoting them too as the morality police since they invoke deadly sins of Lust, Greed and Envy.

Edit: fixed the sub link from gunporn to weaponsporn

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Free speech doesn't mean other people need to like it.

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[–] Melissus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh.Being free to post anything doesnt mean the users have to like it.