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Amazon pedophilia author arrested

Amazon pedophilia author arrested – Technology & science – Security – msnbc.com.

This enrages me. A lot. Arresting someone on an “obscenity” charge? What the hell is that? I understand very well that the content of the book is highly immoral and gross… but it IS just that: a book. He didn’t do anything (in this particular instance). The guy wrote a book. Isn’t this clearly protected under our 1st amendment protections? I mean, when Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense“, he committed treason against the crown. He actually broke the law, he encouraged war, death, fighting, treason… He was one of the worst offenders ever to have existed. Yet, we look at him and his book full of fallacies as heroic. Now, I’m not going to even try to argue that what this guy is doing is heroic. Maybe it is to someone, somewhere.

But what he has done IS protected by our constitution, as it should be. It’s unfortunate these days what we as a society choose to give up to prosecute child molesters. Yes, they are the worst of the worst, but I will always believe, at least philosophically, that our rights, our constitution is more important. And yet again I quote the great Ben FranklinThose who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” I guess it is difficult for most people to see what exactly our constitution is in the big picture of the history of the world. We are the only country in the history of the world to protect these freedoms… and yet, here we are, blatantly taking them away for some temporary safety. Even though we’ve seen what happens throughout history in other countries who have gone down this path… Dictatorships and no freedom whatsoever.

It reminds me of the movie V for Vendetta, where people become to scared to say anything because they will be persecuted if they say the wrong thing. I can’t help but think that maybe one day I will arrested for writing this blog, so-called “defending” the pedophiles. But the public are ignorant, and ignorance causes blindness. It becomes the “with us or against us” mentality, which by the way commits the fallacy of bifurcation and is a completely illogical way of thinking. I wish I could buy this book, I almost did order it when Amazon was selling it. What is really sad is that what stopped me was that I was literally afraid that it may come back to get me in trouble one day. I thought maybe I’ll be investigated for pedophilia, or maybe arrested for violating some obscenity charge. I wanted to read this book, not because I want to make love to children, but because I was genuinely curious, as an intellectual, what all the fuss was about… was it really that bad? that graphic?

It’s akin to wanting to read Mein Kampf in attempting to study the psychology of Adolf Hitler. I actually own that book, and I do display it proudly on my bookshelf. Am I racist or antisemitic? Hell no. Am I fascinated and intrigued by one of the world’s most powerful leaders to have ever existed, of course. I guess my point in all this is, we have the right to make a book about molesting children. As terrible as that sounds, we have that right. And we also have the right to not read that book, or talk badly about that book, or buy that book. And none of those actions should have legal consequences. There is no place for morality in law. Morality is fickle and unstable. It’s temporary and it’s easily turned by the masses. Morality and reason are often the opposite of eachother. 60 years ago it was immoral for blacks and whites to attend the same schools, and that was the law. Now we all know and see how fucking retarded that was. Now it’s pedophiles and gays. When will people become educated and start using reason more? I honestly hope that the Colorado mayor doesn’t extradite him on these ridiculous charges. And if it goes to trial, I worry because the Supreme Court isn’t ready to rule on these issues yet. And it’s sad that these days we can’t trust our lower court systems to make the reasonable decisions and follow… I dunno… that thing called the Constitution.

Law School Diversity Statement

I’m posting this on here in hopes that all my awesome friends and readers of my blog can help me revise this. Please leave suggestions/rewrites on the comments section. Or email me!

Y’all are the best, and thanks for continuing your support of me going to LS!

For Applicant: Elizabeth Atkins

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Diversity Statement

Where I am from most girls are pregnant and married a few years out of high school. Practically no one goes to college, and I’m one of the few of my graduating class to go on to graduate school. All these years I’ve managed to stay dedicated to my studies and have never given up, even though I have had some ups and downs.

While preparing for the LSAT earlier this year, I found out I was pregnant. The father, unfortunately, decided that having a baby was too much for him to handle, and I found myself taking the LSAT and applying to law schools as a single expecting mother. Needless to say, I was scared and questioned whether or not I should continue down the path of graduate school. But law school has been my dream for 4 years now, and too many women give up on a dream they have had because of motherhood. I vowed I would not be just another statistic, and that, unlike the girls I grew up around, I could be a mother and have the career of my dreams.

When I enter law school in the fall of 2011, I will have a 6 month year old newborn baby girl, Sophie Pearl. Becoming a first time mother has shifted my priorities immensely and I am determined to build a future not only for myself, but for my baby girl. Yes, I understand the rigors of law school and the hardships of single motherhood are obstacles to be feared on their own, nonetheless doing both at the same time. Yet I am a determined and strong willed woman, and I have a new goal of becoming a role model for my daughter, showing her that we truly can do whatever we set our minds to, regardless of the obstacles in our way.

I know my perspective as a single mother of a newborn will be an attribute to Thomas Jefferson and the entering class of fall 2011. We are what we experience, and it is no doubt that my experiences as a single mother through this process, and the hard work I will put in once school starts will contribute in a positive way to my point of view during class discussions, relationships with fellow students, and my drive to succeed in school and beyond.

This journey will undoubtedly be a difficult one, more difficult than what the average hard working law student has to endure. But I am not only willing to bring it on, but determined to do so for Sophie. I am lucky in that my life will be starting in two ways in 2011: Having a baby, and starting law school. I have no room to fail in either path, and that is ultimately what will make me a diverse student to your school and a successful practicing attorney in the future.

Next Steps

My first step is to apply for WIC and hopefully get help buying food while preggo. I just pray I don’t make too much money for them. I’ve also recently realized that when I’m in law school full time I’m not going to have a job at all. I wonder what my options are then… can I get rental assistance? tuition assistance? I have no freaking clue. There’s no way child support is going to cover my expenses and my baby’s expenses while I’m in law school.

So Thursday I’m going to go down to the WIC office and apply for that.

I already filled out my FAFSA and my EFC is 0 thank god.

Friday morning I’m going down to Cal Western to speak to an admissions counselor about the types of assistance they have for pregnant applicants and single mothers. I have read that many schools will provide almost disability services, like allowing me to bring the baby to class with me to breast feed, and what kind of need-based scholarships I may be eligible for.

Next week I will meet with Thomas Jefferson for the same questions and advice.

And as of right now I have about a month to study my ass off for the LSAT. I am going to have to try my hardest not to let my emotional state get in the way of what I want. It’s very very hard since between the breakup and the pregnancy I am constantly depressed. Maybe I can form a study group with some kids in my LSAT class. I am going to forget about Nick, and what he has done to me, for now at least. Afterall, I don’t know why I would even want to try to be with someone who has such a disregard for the welfare of the woman he supposedly loves or loved and her unborn child. Maybe my doctor can give me some awesome meds to help me cope with all this. And I’m definitely going to get back into counseling and maybe do some yoga at 24 hour fitness. And if anyone wants to help me with yoga, or attend lamaze classes with me, please please please let me know!!!

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