In April of last year, I posted about the University of Maryland showing a porn movie, and the lesson we should learn from the Legislature’s reaction.
Personally, I really don’t care what the kids watch. It’s insignificant. But the Senate’s actions did have a benefit.. they demonstrated that if you want the state to use force to take money from other people and give it to you, well, you better do what the state says.
Think about that, and the implications to bailouts. You really want the government to tell you what you can and can’t do when they are paying for your health care?
Unfortunately, few will get the lesson, and we’ll go on fighting about free speech and the evils of porn, missing the larger point that Andy Harris so thoughtfully (and unintentionally) made.