Broun vote on 'crush' videos alarming

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Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 5566, the Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act, with a vote of 416-3. The bill gives law enforcement tools to crack down on animal "crush" videos, which depict the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling of puppies and kittens for the satisfaction of perverted viewers.

It is heartwarming to know that the House rallied together to pass this legislation, Democrats and Republicans alike, with just three "no" votes. What sort of politician would or could vote "no" on an issue like this?

Augustans know one of them very well. It was Rep. Paul Broun of Athens! Can you believe it? He's a medical doctor, and even shares a hometown with the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

I urge all voters, pet owners and animal lovers to get online and research H.R. 5566 for more information. Confirm for yourself which three politicians voted "no."

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/11/10 - 04:47 am
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I'm glad he voted against

I'm glad he voted against censorship!

carcraft
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carcraft 10/11/10 - 08:57 am
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It is simple -some hunting

It is simple -some hunting videos could be considered "crush" videos and the Supreme court concured with Broun in an 8-1 ruling. Just another attempt at a liberal smear! Why didn't Horford include the Supreme court ruling in his letter and castigate them?

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johnston.cliff 10/11/10 - 05:48 am
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Oh yeah, Eli, Paul Broun

Oh yeah, Eli, Paul Broun wants puppies and kittens crushed for personal gratification videos.
Doesn't everyone?

Maybe you should have someone proof read your LTEs before you submit them.

dashiel
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dashiel 10/11/10 - 06:15 am
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Does Broun still beat his

Does Broun still beat his wife?

Techfan
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Techfan 10/11/10 - 07:16 am
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Thank God we still have the

Thank God we still have the right to video animals being tortured for sexual gratification. They can take my tortured kitten video when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.

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seabeau 10/11/10 - 07:46 am
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I'm an animal lover, I have

I'm an animal lover, I have both a cat and a dog .I am apalled at the terrible things people to to pets. The mistreatment of animals can take many forms . To me the keeping of pets indoors is wrong and strikes me as being selfish. Also pets need interaction with their own kind for good mental health. Solitary confindment is bad for man and beast.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/11/10 - 08:03 am
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Anybody that would do that to

Anybody that would do that to an innocent animal is just downright evil.

It makes my stomach knot up just to think about it.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/11/10 - 08:10 am
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"The "Crush" fetish videos (

"The "Crush" fetish videos ( called "squish" videos) commonly depict a woman's feet in stiletto heels crushing small defenseless animals to death. H.R. 5566 narrows the definition of these videos so their distribution will be illegal. Hunting, fishing, trapping, customary veterinarian, and animal husbandry practices are excluded from the legislation."

Cliff, Broun DID vote "no".

carcraft
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carcraft 10/11/10 - 09:01 am
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Retired Army I corrected it.

Retired Army I corrected it. Corgimom, Yes Broun voted against it and so did 8 out of nine of the supreme court members!

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 10/11/10 - 09:43 am
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Corgimom, have you considered

Corgimom, have you considered a companion who can explain things in simple terms? Someone to vent to is also good.
hint: don't seek out Eli.

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dichotomy 10/11/10 - 10:26 am
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Based on the Supreme Court

Based on the Supreme Court decision, I would say Broun made the correct vote. The Supreme Court said in it's written decision that "the measure was so broad it would have outlawed hunting videos and magazines in violation of free-speech rights". There are existing laws against animal cruelty that could be used to prosecute the makers of these films. There are laws against killing people too but there is no law against owning or viewing a "snuff" film. Is this such a widespread problem that we needed to involve the Congress and Supreme Court when there are already laws against cruelty to animals and to humans. These films are despicable but so is this LTE. I agree that this is one of those "is Broun still beating his wife" letters. Based on the Supreme Court decision, Broun's vote shows he had better judgement than most at seeing the unintentional consequences of some of the crap our Congress passes off as "legislation".

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Chillen 10/11/10 - 11:08 am
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How is this a Federal Govt

How is this a Federal Govt issue? Broun was right to vote no. This is a local/state issue. It is evil, but it's not a federal issue.

More bloat, more government, more rules, more regulations, more spending, more taxes. GEEEEEEEZZZZEEEE!

Biggun
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Biggun 10/11/10 - 11:33 am
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Ain't it a crime to torture

Ain't it a crime to torture animals? I thought it was or else why did Micheal Vick get put in prison. If its a crime to torture them, wouldn't being there making a vidoe of it happening be like being an accessory to the crime?

Is it a federal crime to take animals across state lines for immoral purposes like with minors? Torture is immoral just like sex abuse. I dont think this law makes more goverment. Its just picking up the slack because awful sickos parents ain't doing their jobs. If more parents raised they kids like the ought to, the governmet wouldn't have to worry about this kind of nonsense.

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ruudvonbaron 10/11/10 - 11:41 am
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Sounds like he was one of

Sounds like he was one of only 3 people that give a darn about the rights of taxpaying American citizens.

Less government and restrictive laws = better America.

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Dixieman 10/11/10 - 11:46 am
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Not only are the little

Not only are the little kitties crushed by women wearing stiletto heels...in some cases the women are SMOKING A CIGARETTE! The horror, the horror...
At least Paul Broun, unlike some folks posting here, has read the First Amendment to the Constitution. What part of "no law" do y'all not understand?

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