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So, About that Kiddie Porn Question

By on 5.22.08 | 8:31PM

Contra Reason's Radley Balko, I explain in this Guardian piece today why the issue of whether Libertarians want to legalize child pornography is not just some conservative smear job.

Item one: The first questioner at the Reason event asked three candidates for the Libertarian Party's nomination if they would decriminalize it. (They all said no.)

Item two: Mary Ruwart, one of the candidates for the LP nomination, has said in the past that she doesn't think kiddie porn should be illegal, so long as it's consensual. Ruwart, I remind, is a candidate with a serious shot at getting the nod.

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