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Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers
The Daily Call ^

Posted on 03/15/2012 11:00:14 AM PDT by timlot

Internet pornography could conceivably become a thing of the past if Rick Santorum is elected president.

The unapologetic social conservative, currently in second place behind Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, has promised to crack down on the distribution of pornography if elected.

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1 posted on 03/15/2012 11:00:18 AM PDT by timlot
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To: timlot

And this is why he would lose the election. He just cannot help but substitute his personal agenda for the good of the nation.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 11:03:23 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: timlot
This is sure to drive libertarian porn addicts crazy!
3 posted on 03/15/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: timlot

Damm. This has to be a distortion.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Jonty30

you can take my porn when you pry my cold dead fingers off my...... uhoh, wrong weapon...nevermind.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 11:05:41 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: timlot

Anybody who tries to stop internet porn will be as effective as the boy sticking his finger in the dike.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 11:05:52 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Anybody who tries to stop internet porn will be as effective as the boy sticking his finger in the dike.

Why did you have to bring Rachel Maddow into this?

7 posted on 03/15/2012 11:06:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dead

LOL!


8 posted on 03/15/2012 11:08:15 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Jonty30

I agree this is the kind of thing that scares me about him. It’s not his place to police adults and decide what kind of “speech” should be free.

Cindie


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: timlot

“Nice” way to reduce government intrusion, Santorum. (eyeroll)


10 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:07 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: timlot
The alterboy Crusade from St Rick..........Good luck with that.

This country is about to go bankrupt and he still focuses on moral platitudes. No wonder he has no chance of winning.

11 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:21 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Jonty30
And this is why he would lose the election.

If so then this demonstrates the nation is beyond saving. Libertine being substituted for liberty is a real clue. Seems the nation in its laudable form lasted about 200 years.

12 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:47 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

Depending what you’re doing, it may not be that difficult when its been greased like a pig.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:56 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: timlot

Small government and all that? Right Rick?

Yeah sure. Just another big government loser.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: timlot

This is just a ruse folks to play lindependents into the hands of the Romney camp.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: timlot

This is just a ruse folks to play independents into the hands of the Romney camp.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: timlot
This is one example of how he ain't ready for prime-time. He could talk about energy, troop moral, deficits, government largess etc., but no he had to go their. Look his heart is in the right place but if he did crack down would he further enable the Mob as they used to be a big player in this arena as it then would go underground (again) ? Unintended consequences...
17 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:40 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: timlot

Breaking News: Physicists discover Santorum is the densest element in the universe.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Jonty30; Steelfish; Lazlo in PA

Did you actually read the statement put out by RS and referenced in the article?

The only thing I saw was that he supported enforcing laws that were ALREADY on the books. Kind of like DOMA and our illegal immigration laws that the Obama Administration ignores. What’s wrong with that? If it passed Congress (by Republicans) and was signed (Bush), it must have been popular enough to pass.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 11:14:12 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: jonrick46
This is just a ruse folks to play independents into the hands of the Romney camp.

Why would Santorum participate in this ruse?

20 posted on 03/15/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: HIDEK6
Doesn't sound like it. The article discusses laws already on the books that could be used for enforcement by a censorious Santorum.
21 posted on 03/15/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
This country is about to go bankrupt

Went morally bankrupt some decades ago.

22 posted on 03/15/2012 11:15:07 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Jonty30

It would make me vote for him.

I have grandchildren that access the web. I’ve seen them accidentally bring up xxx pr0n. Think about what that says for the entire nation.

Imagine a generation of adult Americans exposed to this stuff when they were under 8?

Thing is, though we live in a free society, it is not anarchy. It even has some socialistic aspects because pure anarchy is not doable. We at least cover Playboys in grocery stores.

I’d be happy to see us come up with a system where you have to PROVE you are over 18 before you can get at that sort of material. Sure, it would be a hassle, but the cause is worth it. The alternative is not acceptable. Frankly, it may already be too late.

And if this kills Santorum, it is not his responsibility. Rather, it is the responsibility of the electorate. In a democracy you get not only the government you want, but the government you deserve. It will be the electorate that killed the US.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 11:15:26 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: steve86

The nation can be saved, but trying to use morality lessons, when the patient is close to death on the operating table is probably not the best way to do it.

Christianity + state sponsorship = inquisitions.

Or do you forget your history?


24 posted on 03/15/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: timlot

How utterly absurd is this? Santorum needs to STFU fast about this.


25 posted on 03/15/2012 11:15:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Jonty30

> He just cannot help but substitute his personal agenda for
> the good of the nation.

Yes, of course.

Imagine all the good freely available internet porn has done for the nation.


26 posted on 03/15/2012 11:16:19 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: steve86

—If so then this demonstrates the nation is beyond saving.—
Exactly.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 11:16:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Jonty30

Exactly. We trade one nanny state for another. Two sides of one rotten coin.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: timlot

Somehting tells me he already lost the pervert vote months ago.


29 posted on 03/15/2012 11:17:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jonty30

Correct. And this will become the focus, not the economic travesties of the current administration. I like Rick but he comes off as a zealot.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:07 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: timlot
As usual, Rick has his finger on the pulse of the country.

For the great majority of us, internet porn is the single hot button issue in America and the world today.;-)

And after he rids us of internet porn, he should take up the cause of adolescent masturbation. Our country's young men are going blind. Only Rick can save us.

31 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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To: Jonty30

The United States of America is all past tense to me now.

This is what happens when graces are removed.

Paganism + secularism = Decline of Empire


32 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:55 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: parksstp

Statement from Rick Santorum.com. Please tell me what dastardly plan Rick has come up with to deprive you of your adult materials other than ENFORCING the laws ALREADY on the books?

What’s next? You going to criticize him when he wants to enforce DOMA, which Eric Holder and Obama actively ignore?

“”””America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography. A wealth of research is now available demonstrating that pornography causes profound brain changes in both children and adults, resulting in widespread negative consequences. Addiction to pornography is now common for adults and even for some children. The average age of first exposure to hard-core, Internet pornography is now 11. Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.

Every family must now be concerned about the harm from pornography. As a parent, I am concerned about the widespread distribution of illegal obscene pornography and its profound effects on our culture.

For many decades, the American public has actively petitioned the United States Congress for laws prohibiting distribution of hard-core adult pornography.

Congress has responded. Current federal “obscenity” laws prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier. Rick Santorum believes that federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced. “If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so.”

The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws. While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families, that will change under a Santorum Administration.

I proudly support the efforts of the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition that has tirelessly fought to get federal obscenity laws enforced. That coalition is composed of 120 national, state, and local groups, including Morality in Media, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, American Family Association, Cornerstone Family Council of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a host of other groups. Together we will prevail.”””


33 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:55 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Westbrook
We are $14 trillion dollars in the hole, with billions being added to that all the time.

Get that down to zero, then the president can worry about internetitties.

34 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: cuban leaf
I have grandchildren that access the web. I’ve seen them accidentally bring up xxx pr0n.

My parents believed that line also. LOL.

35 posted on 03/15/2012 11:20:12 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: SueRae

He will scare everybody and that’s the problem. The liberal media will make him look like a pope and anybody, who cares about freedom, will either not vote or will vote Democratic, even if it’s lead by Obama.


36 posted on 03/15/2012 11:21:52 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: steve86
If so then this demonstrates the nation is beyond saving. Libertine being substituted for liberty is a real clue. Seems the nation in its laudable form lasted about 200 years.

When did self righteousness become a suitable substitute for brains and relevance? This is not the President's JOB!!!! I don't need the President teaching me morality, but apparently the Santoites are so weak in themselves they do need it.

37 posted on 03/15/2012 11:24:53 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: timlot

Is it really that hard to find a “conservative” who thinks the gov’t should stay our of your wallet and out of your home? What a choice for this year. A RINO who thinks it’s okay for the gov’t to force you to buy a product and a reincarnation of the SNL Church Lady who wants to tell me that I can’t gamble or watch porn online. There is Ron Paul if he was not such a crackpot. His son seems much more POTUS material.


38 posted on 03/15/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: trailhkr1

—My parents believed that line also. LOL.—

I was trying to help them find something with google.

Needless to say, I turned “safe search” on immediately, but anyone can turn it off.


39 posted on 03/15/2012 11:25:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Don't forget he wants Puerto Rico to SPEAK ENGLISH for their own good.

This guy is going to LOOSE big time in the general election, he must know already that the only reason he is leading Newt is because of crossover Dems.

Well Rick, the dems want YOU for a reason.

40 posted on 03/15/2012 11:25:34 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: timlot

Rick is toast. He keeps promising to get into every aspect of peoples lives; things that conservatives, libertarians, independents and “ordinary” Americans do not appreciate. Leave us alone!


41 posted on 03/15/2012 11:25:43 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: hinckley buzzard
The article discusses laws already on the books that could be used for enforcement by a censorious Santorum.

Does it say that Santorum himself said that he would do this?

Or is this another straw man argument that says that since the laws exist, Santorum would do this.

42 posted on 03/15/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: timlot
Every time Santorum impresses me he turns around and does something stupid like this.

The economy is being destroyed. Obama’s energy policy is a disaster. The government is going bankrupt.

There is plenty for Santorum to discuss. There are real problems our country is facing. Why is Santorum wasting his time talking about this nonsense? It is a distraction.

Newt has done an excellent job articulating the failure of Obama’s energy policy. The Secretary of Energy was recently forced to do do a 180 degree turn and say he no longer wants gas prices to rise to European levels($8 to $10 per gallon.)

Obama is making a fool out of himself. Someone needs to articulate the economic issues, the regulatory issues and the energy issues. If a Republican can do that he will win.

If a Republican gets distracted and wastes his time talking about Internet porn he will get killed in the election.

43 posted on 03/15/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by detective
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To: timlot
Good luck with that.

It will go about as well as Tipper Gore's attempt to regulate lyrics and content of popular music.

44 posted on 03/15/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: timlot

I applaud Rick Santorum for taking a moral stand on the plague of pornography that has infested and infected the minds of millions of Americans.

For the naysayers, by all means tell us the benefits to society of the flood of porn that has turned this nation into one gigantic x-rated website?

Those squawking in indignation about Santorum proclaiming this stand ought to consider getting their asses to church this Sunday. A God fearing, Jesus loving, Bible believing church.


45 posted on 03/15/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: parksstp

I am definitely NOT a Santorum supporter, but there’s nothing wrong with his stand against internet porn. I’m wondering why this is being talked about now. Did someone ask him about this?


46 posted on 03/15/2012 11:28:53 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: dead
We are $14 trillion dollars in the hole, with billions being added to that all the time. Get that down to zero, then the president can worry about internetitties.

What folks are not grasping is the concept that the economy is in the shape it's in because we have turned away from the God who founded and blessed this nation.

"Just give me back my 401K and take your hands off my porn, my whore, my ovaries, and my drug habits!" is what I hear people saying.

But God has said from the very beginning, "Seek Me and live!"

People get ready, there's a train a'comin!

47 posted on 03/15/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: timlot

Geez people. I don’t remember outrage here at FR when the porn with chicks in high heels stepping on snails was made illegal, a couple years ago, even when there was no law prohibiting it. Rick is just talking about existing laws on the books that no one is bothering to enforce.


48 posted on 03/15/2012 11:30:27 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cuban leaf
And if this kills Santorum, it is not his responsibility. Rather, it is the responsibility of the electorate. In a democracy you get not only the government you want, but the government you deserve. It will be the electorate that killed the US.

The GOP electorate is killing this country by supporting this fascist dweeb.
49 posted on 03/15/2012 11:30:52 AM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I don’t know. I don’t even see a date on the statement, so I can’t confirm when exactly it came out. Must have been recent because the tweet count was still low.

The bottom line behind all of this was his promise to enforce laws on the book by appointing an Attorney General who would uphold the law (i.e. Not Eric Holder).


50 posted on 03/15/2012 11:32:51 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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