Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Censorship

With interest I have heard once again that our government is looking at forcing ISPs to censor the net. Once again this is in order to patched children form online predators and unsuitable material. When the idea was first floated the suggestion was that an adult wanting unrestricted access to the net would need to apply to their provider to have the filter switched off.

This is all utter madness.

Do we prevent people form crossing the road because children might do so? The responsibility for all of this must remain with the parents. I am sick of paternalistic government that keeps throwing laws at us because parents will not look after their own children.

It is not the task of government to limit the freedom of its citizens because one or other group within society cannot look after their own interests. We in Australia are being over governed. It is well and truly time we had a push for less government.

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