If you live in Rhode Island, it may soon cost you a monthly fee to see porn on the internet. It’s the brainchild of the left. It’s what they do best, tax everything, including “alone time” “shaking hands with Abe Lincoln.”
Legislators in Rhode Island have come up with a novel way to deal with online pornography: require ISPs to block sexual content and then require consumers to pay a $20 “digital access fee” if they want to see smut.
The proposal – Senate Bill S 2584 [PDF] – has caused an explosive debate with First Amendment rights advocates clashing with those warning about human trafficking.
The bill would also allow the state attorney general to file suit against ISPs that do not block offensive material, including child pornography, revenge pornography and websites that facilitate prostitution or human trafficking.
But it is the $20 digital access fee – which would be collected quarterly by the state and used to fund the state’s council on human trafficking – that has been garnering a lot of attention.
The left was worried about rates going up because of “Net Neutrality.” Turns out, like always, things get expensive when the left starts thinking.