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May 04, 2006

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Chris

I agree more with Somin. We cannot base our laws purely on the fact that we find something offensive. Laws and bans are there to protect others and their property from harm, danger, or mistreatment. Laws however are not in place to merely clean up what some people are offended by. Some people might enjoy being a bystander to public sex, you don't know. Not everyone thinks the same you do, and to make laws that only protect your viewpoints and destroy others' is entirely against what our country is about. Somin has clearly proven that public sex and nudity doesn't damage or harm anyone. It is just merely seen as "gross" by some people.

I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to live in a country to where I can walk out of a store and see some people defacing our country's flag. <---same thing as what you said about public sex. I find it offensive, but I find a lot of things offensive as does every american. But just because it is offensive does not mean we should take away the rights of others who do not find it offensive. True laws service all people of all viewpoints, not just key interest groups.

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