Library levy: Protect children, vote no on levy
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:54 PM
Recently the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Sno-Isle Library System is required to conform to the guidelines of this act by summer of 2004 or they will lose Federal funding (approximately $120,000 annually).
As it stands, our library computers can be used to privately access obscenity and child porn. Both of these materials are illegally transmitted according to Title 18 of the U.S. Criminal Code. Based on part experience, its very likely that Sno-Isle will not comply with C.I.P.A. if the upcoming $800,000 levy passes.
If youd like to help keep patrons from viewing illegally transmitted obscenity and child porn in our local libraries and youre interested in insuring that pedophiles arent using our libraries as a base of operation, let your money talk!
For the protection of our children and the safety of our communities, vote no on the Sno-Isle levy.