Freedom of Speech is one of the most fundamental principles upon which our Country was built. Introduced by the Founding Fathers in the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, it contains no ambiguity. Paid for in blood, by thousands of fellow Americans who fought and died so that future generations could possess, cherish, and pass this gift on, it has been vital to the past, present and future of our Great Nation. Yet, in present days it has become one of the most controversial issues and subjects for interpretation.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Love Shack Hearing Coincides With Store's One-Year Anniversary

Love Shack Hearing Coincides With Store's One-Year Anniversary
Both Sides Arguing Before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

By Peter Warren, AVN Media Network

Posted: 6:18 PM PST Nov 28, 2007

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Embattled adult outlet the Love Shack is set to celebrate its one-year anniversary on the same day that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments from Love Shack attorneys H. Louis Sirkin and Cary Wiggins, as well as Fulton County prosecuting attorney Steve Rosenberg.

On Nov. 30, 2006, the second day of business for Love Shack and its owner, John Cornetta, Fulton County filed for an Emergency Restraining Order in Fulton County Superior Court to shut the Love Shack down, despite the fact that Cornetta claims adult material comprises less than 25 percent of the store's inventory, the amount allowed under Fulton County law.

Judge Jerry Baxter said from the bench that he felt the county's claim was not an emergency, and that the matter needed to be decided by the federal judge handling the dispute, Judge Thomas Thrash.

Judge Thrash eventually found in favor of the County, ruling that the Love Shack was operating as an adult bookstore, and ordering Cornetta to reduce his adult inventory by a "significant" amount. When pressed by Sirkin to define "significant," Thrash commented, "My order is what my order is." He furthermore found Cornetta in contempt of court and fined him almost $20,000.

Cornetta appealed the district court's ruling and earlier this year the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to hear the case.

The Love Shack has operated continuously throughout these events, though without a sign. Johns Creek has denied him permission to display a sign and sued him in State Court for operating what the city claims is an illegal business.

On Nov. 15, Cornetta retaliated by filing suit against the city in Fulton Superior Court on the grounds that city staff and the city Board of Zoning Appeals improperly denied him the right to put up a sign.

Thursday, as both sides plead their cases to the 11th Circuit, Cornetta will be offering his customers 35 percent off all merchandise to commemorate the one-year mark and thank them for their support.

"I have said from day one that we wanted to work with the community and that we were right on the law from day one," commented Cornetta. "We have raised over $5,000 to help the city build a fire department and they have said no. We have offered rent-free space for a police sub-station and they have said no. Heck, I even asked the mayor to join me in a dunk tank where people could choose who to dunk, me or him, with all money going to charity, and he has said no. I just have to wonder when we win this thing and I ask for an apology, will he finally have the guts to say yes?"

The dunk tank fundraiser will occur with or with out the mayor's participation, Cornetta said, and local adult personality Mike South has volunteered to fill in as the town chief's double for the cause. The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 15.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Woman Arrested for Discussing Sex Ed with Her Kids

George Orwell alert. A Wisconsin woman was arrested for discussing sex ed with her children.

In the agreement, Smalley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of exposing a child to harmful material in exchange for the dismissal of a felony charge of exposing a child to harmful descriptions.

The felony charge could have levied a sentence of more than three years in prison and fines up to $10,000.

ADA Crystal Long recommended a year probation and counseling, which the Judge accepted. This is a big loss to the citizenry on several fronts. It represents the irrational fear that Americans have of sex. Three years in prison for talking to your kids about sex is ludicrous. It’s also ludicrous to call it felony exposing a child to harmful descriptions. It is legal for a school to do that, however. What the government is saying to the public is that you should not educate your kids, but we’ll do it because we’re the government. Some may say that how she conducted discussion was inappropriate and perhaps too graphic. Her kids were 12 and 16 and in the UK they would have received sex education around 10. At 12 you should be exposed to everything that the world has to offer in the most graphic sense. Show pictures of mutilated bodies from drinking and driving, meth addicts photos, anything that can be a lesson to the worst possible scenario.

I don’t support Barack Obama, but his idea that we should have sex ed in kindergarten is a great one. Why? Let’s consider what class sex ed is taught in, General Sciences or Biology. America lags behind in science and math education. Therefore if Chinese students can learn calculus in middle school, it would stand to reason that they can learn advanced biology and chemistry in the same time frame. If you move backwards in time from that education level it would seem that sex ed would be appropriate for people around the first through third grade. The concepts of plankton, alge, mitosis, and bacteria are easily convertible from a middle school level to an elementary school level. America is falling behind the rest of the world and we can blame our government for that fact. It is time we looked at knowledge as power, not something to be feared.