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Arizona GOP Lawmaker Wants To Pay For Border Wall By Taxing Porn

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According to the Arizona Mirror, Griffin recently introduced a House bill that would require tech manufacturers to install software on Internet-accessible devices that would block pornography until the user pays $20.

All the money would go to what the bill calls the “John McCain Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Fund.” The fund would allocate grants for the state to “build a border wall between Mexico and this state or fund border security,” among other purposes.

Needless to say, the bill probably isn’t going anywhere.

“It’s pretty clearly unconstitutional,” Mike Stabile, a spokesman for the Free Speech Coalition, told the Mirror.

The bill seems connected to conservative lawyer Chris Sevier, who has attempted to push similar bills in more than a dozen other states. His bizarre record also includes: suing Democrats for flying pride flags, fighting gay marriage by repeatedly trying to marry his laptop and suing Apple for letting porn ruin his marriage.

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Cristina Cabrera is a newswriter at TPM based in New York. She previously worked for Vocativ, USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. You can reach her at cristina@talkingpointsmemo.com