barbiebunny 36F
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3/22/2006 3:01 pm

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Article on MSNBC on March 21, 2006

Mississippi outlaws sex toys (Dan Abrams)

There is a landmark legal battle of constitutional proportions being fought down in Mississippi. It involves fundamental rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments, not to mention the rights of certain small business owners to satisfy their customers. This week, another court refused to recognize Mississippians’ right to find companionship for 29.99 and so a law outlawing the sale of sex toys will stand.

“A person commits the offense of distributing unlawful sexual devices when he knowingly sells, advertises, publishes or exhibits to any person any three-dimensional device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs or offers to do so or possesses such devices with the intent to do so.”
Well, I am glad to see that the local legislators are focusing on the most pressing issues of the day.

I’ve long believed that a three-dimensional, possibly battery-operated device is far more menacing than a handgun. In Mississippi, people can buy guns at a gun show with no background check and certain weapons can be carried almost anywhere. Sure, guns and toys can bring joy and a sense of comfort to the user, but apparently the legislators concluded that a genital replica is a far greater threat to society.

This, from a state that levies only an 18-cent tax on cigarettes, 55 cents below the national average and where 62 percent of residents are overweight, making it the fattest state in the country. Yet still the public schools don’t make gym class compulsory. Mississippi’s laws would make you believe sex is the single greatest threat to public safety and well-being.

After all, it’s illegal in Mississippi to have sex with someone you’re not married to or to live with someone other than your spouse.
Both can result in a $500 fine and six months in jail. And men are not permitted to be aroused in public. But at least good people are protected from the disfigurement that could result from an accidental electrical overload from a defective toy.

Georgia and Texas have passed similar bans and courts have repeatedly ruled the legislators have the power to do it. I guess the Second Amendment doesn’t say anything about the right to bear a stimulation device.

But the sex activists are not closing up shop in the South Pole just yet. They formed a lobbying group based in Florida called the National Alliance of Adult Trade Organizations or NAATO. Not, of course, to be confused with the other NATO, which is based in Brussels.

I don’t mean to pick on Mississippi. I love the state and the people, but I just don’t get why the legislators are fighting so hard for this law. We’re talking about adults here. It’s not that I really care about ensuring that these toys are ready accessible. Really.

It’s just that you have to wonder, is one of these toys really a greater threat to the community than what real live people do to each other every day?

Its good to be...ME

zorgnot2 60M

3/22/2006 7:39 pm

Small minds make small issues (well...these could be BIG issues if they're over...say...nine or ten inches) into large issues.
So many real things to worry about it's a wonder how this is even in the public eye and not where it the pubic "Y".

barbiebunny replies on 3/23/2006 12:27 am:
we need a built in old fashioned bs detector. Hire a 96 yr old granny to screen these

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
3/23/2006 6:49 am

WTF!!! shit sure is going down in your country! scary...

[blog freelove999]

barbiebunny replies on 3/23/2006 12:28 pm:
apparently someone forgot this country was founded on a well reasoned argument, logic and good for its about favors, corporate control and $$$$

wantonwill 60M

3/23/2006 7:16 am

Mississippi also has the highest rate of illiteracy in the nation, and the highest "failure to graduate" rate in its high schools......

barbiebunny replies on 3/23/2006 12:30 pm:
ya young, dumb, and poppin out babies. I wanna know if this state has a great social program to take care of these people.....Oh wait..that isnt their thought.... a sex toy is cheaper...and why they hell is big brother getting in our bedrooms? He tries mine hell be on his knees in a hurry. Shouldnt have opened this door.

rm_REDROO1313 46M
33 posts
3/23/2006 7:28 am

Saw this and just about puked! and as wonton said that state as much more severe issues to deal with but hey its ok, the fact that you cant' read write or stay off drugs is all good its those evil dangerous toys that will get you.
I can't remember who said it but I do remember the quote sorta
" a armed rebellion every so often is good for a country"

barbiebunny replies on 3/23/2006 12:31 pm:
I agree..and everyone needs to go see the movie V for Vendetta. From the Matrix guys. Really.

SeekingFun337 63M/60F
657 posts
3/23/2006 10:12 am

It is an ongoing saga... and, you have seen it throughout the history of our nation, the attempts by government to legislate morality, and to change human nature through legal constraint and punishment. Sounds similar to the Taliban in Afganistan..., but, wait, we went over there to stop them, because they were beating for the simplest violation of the Taliban, dressed inappropriately, etc. I know it's an extreme comparison, but the theme is the same. There needs to be some social restraint on activities, as I don't want to see the streets filled with unrestrained nudity, and lascivious behaviour. Likewise, I don't want the government telling any citizen he/she cannot purchase, or sell something within the constraints of zoning, or other reasonable ordinances, that is not harmful to society in general or, in specificity, because it is legislating moral, and not legal behaviour, and expectation. Government is there to provide services, and protect the people. It should not be there to protect the people from themselves. No one should go out in the general public and be allowed to conduct themselves inappropriately, and this is acceptable. Each day, we all know, deep inside ourselves, what is in our hearts, and soul. We know the intent of our behaviours. In my opinion, Government cannot replace what God can do, and that is to know what is in our hearts, and minds. Government cannot replace God, as it cannot, and never will know absolutley what is in the minds and hearts of the people. It can only take polls, and surmise. But, like the Taliban, like Hitler, like so many oppressive regions, power in the hands of a few, leads to the idea that you have ultimate power. Man does not, and, while they believe they act to save themselves, and society, only God can do that, and the people of society itself. Within reasonable guidelines, and where life, and property is protected, adults in a free society should be allowed to make decisions, individually, as to whether to purchase, or not, any item relating to their individual sex life. Remember George Orwell's 1984 with the Government in your room, view screen on at all times... welcome to the new America?

..... Off my soap box....

barbiebunny replies on 3/23/2006 12:33 pm:
I also think that the lack of confidence in our own civility is appaling. We are not children, infact a majority are highly educated. ALL reasonable adults do know when it is/isnt appropriate for such things. This is just much for live and let live eh?

p33c3y0 42M

3/24/2006 9:56 am

if you saw what they did with sex toys in mississippi, you might actually support this legislation.

barbiebunny replies on 3/24/2006 2:57 pm:
IT goes on everywhere..abuses of anything happen. If it is a gross abuse it should be isnt the toy..its the PEOPLE Misusing.... Jump on the people yes, hold them personally accountable, but dont punish all the people..its throwing the baby out with the bathwater mentality.

4204 posts
3/24/2006 7:09 pm

oh my goodness...I would be in jail forever if I lived in Mississippi!! My top drawer alone would get me 20 years!! Not to mention I live with a man Im not married to...and on top of all that...hes black and Im white!! Oh yeah...did I forget to mention that I talk dirty to men online possibly (it has yet to be proven you know) given said men a hard on at work?? Im an accessory to a crime as well!! Not to mention that I have met men Im not married to with the express purpose of having sex...sometimes with my vibrators!!! I AM A MENACE TO SOCIETY!! Oh well...makes me glad that good ol West Virginia isnt in the race for the most backwoods place around anymore...glad to see ol Miss strapped back on the Bible belt...tighter than usual it would seem...go figure...lotsa smooches...QueenB

Come on over...let's play in my Castle! The hide and seek is awesome!


barbiebunny replies on 3/25/2006 12:19 pm:
ooh queenie...ure soooooo baaaddddddddddd xo!

Sinderlicious 51F
310 posts
3/25/2006 8:25 am

Well, I think I'm gonna go open a huge sex store on the border ~ you can NOT keep a woman down lol

I had a friend stationed in Miss. while in the Air Force and the lengths they go to, to bring them BACK across the border is hysterically sad ...well not TOO long if you get my drift

Sin like you mean it!

barbiebunny replies on 3/25/2006 12:20 pm:
OMG..UPR is back... U know for shits and giggles, we should do it.!!!

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