for trying to ban internet porn
(CNN) -- Iceland is working on banning Internet pornography, calling explicit online images a threat to children.
'"There is a strong consensus building in Iceland," Halla Gunnarsdottir, an adviser to the nation's Interior Minister, told England's Daily Mail. "We have so many experts, from educationalists to the police and those who work with children behind this, that this has become much broader than party politics.
"At the moment, we are looking at the best technical ways to achieve this. But surely if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the Internet."
Such a step is somewhat surprising among Western nations that, for the most part, champion free-speech rights. But the move wouldn't be unprecedented in the island nation.
Iceland has had laws banning the printing and distribution of pornography for years, but those laws haven't been updated to include the Web. And two years ago, the nation's parliament banned strip clubs, saying they violate the rights of the women who work in them."
A ban on internet porn? A highly developed Western nation, Iceland, wants to ban porn in all forms; wants to take away its people's freedom of choice, their freedom of speech? Yes they do. And, yes, they are. Yeah, and, acccording to left-wing socialist liberals in the U.S., AMERICA is a bad place? To that I say let all the socialist liberals in the U.S. go live in Iceland ... and live without porn!
Congratulations, Iceland, for your Nanny State tactics, you deservedly earned this week's Stu Pitt Award!