I can’t believe some of the stuff that Presidential hopefuls have to endure. Barack Obama is currently involved in a lawsuit with a self-professed pedophile over pictures of his kids.
It’s enough to make any father lash out in anger. A self-professed pedophile posts photos of your young daughters on his Web site, where he describes them as an “angelic duo.”
It happened to Senator Barack Obama whose presidential campaign threatened legal action against Lindsay Ashford, a self-professed pedophile who handicapped the 2008 campaign by judging the “cuteness” of several presidential candidates’ underage daughters and granddaughters. Attorneys who specialize in free speech say the campaign’s handling of the issues raises some questions about the candidate’s stance on civil rights.
Strangely enough, Obama might not have a case. Until a crime is committed, a person’s speech is protected, even a pedophiles’.
Lawrence G. Walters, a lawyer who has handled many cases involving pornography and the Internet said, “For better or worse, pedophiles retain their free speech rights. If he’s a professed pedophile and if he says, ‘Let’s try to find these kids,’ then it could be in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy, then he may be liable.”
Hat tip darkman.