Skip to comments.Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers
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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Sure, just like we saw in Mississippi and Alabama, huh? That would explain why he's doing so poorly against Newt. /sarcasm
I always question the objectivity of anything coming from the DC.
Here's an idea for Romney and his pals at the DC, why not play up Romney as the pro Internet porn candidate?
It’s laudable that people are still interested in basic constitutional principles rather than usurpations based on their personal beliefs. It happens so rarely that it’s comforting even if it is about porn.
—The GOP electorate is killing this country by supporting this fascist dweeb.—
That right there is a genuine opinion you got.
the Romney camp took your advice. They just released the following video in response to Santroum’s promise to enforce laws on the books.
No, what we’re saying is that you nor Rick Santorum are God and God is not running for President nor is He asking us to elect a national pastor. You are confusing the role of President with the role of a free people. If you need Pastor Santorum as President to keep yourself from watching porn, I feel sorry for you.
I don’t. And besides, saying this kind of thing will give us Obama.
How about you cite the Article and Section of the US Constitution that makes this an issue for the federal government.
While you're looking for that section, let me cite this one:
Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
I am not a supporter of Santorum. I’m scratching my head over why he’s focusing on this instead of, oh, I dunno, the country going bankrupt.
But I think it’s folks like you who forget their history. The obscenity laws were and have been on the books for centuries. CENTURIES.
If you think banning obscenity is the equivalent of the Inquisition, then I’d have to agree with some other folks here....we are definitely too far gone to save.
You look up the America the Founding Fathers gave us. You tell me whether they gave carte blanche to the production and dissemination of obscene materials in this Republic.
The purpose of our government is not to seek God.
The purpose of our government is to recognize and defend our natural right as individuals to seek God as the freedom of our conscience dictates.
Grumpy Puritan frowning at the sight of "merriment".
Good. I support this 100%. Hard core porn has nothing to do with free speech and everything to do with destroying families, encouraging the objectification of women, and creating addle-brained serfs.
Exactly. How difficult would it be for a future Democrat administration to label THIS place as "obscene"?
That excuse is good for God-fearing Christians who are willing to vote for a moral crusade in Christ's honor. That number is limited to a very small percentage of the actual electorate, and a campaign along those lines will lose spectacularly.
A more direct and obvious causal relationship can be established between the $14 trillion dollar national debt and the fact that the US government spent $14 trillion dollars more than it had.
um, you forgot the word “free” in your little equation there sport.
Smart politicians know how to keep their mouth shut and deliver their thoughts and ideas in a subtle manner.
Not Santorum. He blast it out loud and divisive every chance he gets. Especially when he thinks he is the one to beat. His arrogance level goes off the chart.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
~Founding Father John Adams
What people seem not to comprehend is that America's failure to live up to her potential Constitutionally is directly related to her failure to live up to her potential morally.
Amazing isn't it? Obama shoots himself in the foot every day and 99% of his policies are crap and this is what we have(candidate talking about porn) to defeat him?
The Founding Fathers gave the country to a free people, with the explicit purpose of keeping the national government out of the lives of the people, with people issues being delegated to the authority of the states.
As somebody mentioned, if Santorum is intending to do this, it will not stop at preventing you from looking at gross and disturbing pictures, your conduct on the internet will be completely policed by the feds.
You should know, just from the education system, that when the feds get involved in people issues, it always ends up with the feds promoting its agenda, regardless of whether it is good for the people.
You got it, fellas.
Wait... what did the very people who were involved with writing and ratifying the Constitution say about this?
“[A]lthough every immoral act, such as lying, etc., is not indictable, yet where the offence charged is destructive of morality in general; where it does or may affect every member of the community, it is punishable at common law. The destruction of morality renders the power of the government invalid, for government is no more than public order; it weakens the bands by which society is kept together. The corruption of the public mind, in general, and debauching the manners of youth, in particular, by lewd and obscene pictures exhibited to view, must necessarily be attended with the most injurious consequences, and in such instances, courts of justice are, or ought to be, the schools of morals.”
“The defendants are charged with exhibiting and showing to sundry persons, for money, a lewd, scandalous and obscene painting. A picture tends to excite lust, as strongly as a writing; and the showing of a picture is as much a publication, as the selling of a book. Curl was convicted of selling a book. It is true, the indictment charged the act to have been in a public shop, but that can make no difference; the mischief was no greater than if he had taken the purchaser in a private room, and sold him the book there. The law is not to be evaded by an artifice of that kind; if the privacy of the room was a protection, all the youth of the city might be corrupted, by taking them, one by one, into a chamber, and there inflaming their passions by the exhibition of lascivious pictures. In the eye of the law, this would be a publication, and a most pernicious one.”
The Left will rise up against Santo like they never have before. He will energize their effort to degrees that will astound even the scoffers,
Pure conjecture on your part. Look at what happened in the recent primaries! I agree the nation is equally divided, but I disagree with your premise that you can have your cake (porn, in this example) and your Constitution, too.
America is divided between those who want to keep their sin - at any cost!
...and those who know where we are headed if we do not repent!
I think that site requires a credit card.
Or so I've heard.
Sort of reminds us of the Women’s “Christian” Temperance Union. Well, no wonder Santo likes Unions so much!
Anybody who tries to stop internet porn will be as effective as the man sticking his finger in the dyke.
Yours is one of the best posts I’ve read in a long time. Anyone who thinks we can allow an entire generation of kids to be immersed daily in porn and survive as a nation is in a state of denial.
I'm no prude, but the days of sneaking into Dad's bottom dresser drawer to look at his copy of "Playboy" are over.
A 10 second search on "Google" will yield pore-level photography that would make a gynecologist blush. Or photographs of topics that I'd never have conceived of as a 12-year old (or frankly, understand now as an adult. I work in IT and once audited a guy who had 1000's of pics of naked Barbie dolls, all neatly catagorized on his laptop. Things that make you go ????????).
Having said all that, you're right in that there are higher priorities. I think that Rick has the right idea, but the wrong time, wrong place, and on the wrong topic. All BO would need to do to get elected is point at him and say: "That guy wants to take your porn away!!!!! Oh, and have some more free stuff."
End of election.
What an offensively shallow analysis and post. Wow.
First, to compare an Alabama and Mississippi primary to a national general election is sophistry, and that’s the kindest word I can think of. It’s naive. It’s foolish actually.
Second, to say that I am offended that Rick would talk about this is not the same as being pro porn. That is another foolish assessment on your part.
Frankly, I do not need the President to keep me from sin. He or she cannot do that anyway, and it’s not their job.
A moral people is not the same as an immoral people who are supposedly constrained by a national pastor as President. The entire notion is laughable.
I am sorry you cannot stay off the porn unless Rickie takes it away from you.
But he will never win an election if he is painted into a corner like that, and he carries that doggoned brush around with him every time he opens his yap.
yet again the left/MSM/left wing propaganda will use every tactic to scare people or make it look like Santorum is trying to just use social issues when he is talking about other issues much more.
For the record I’m for Newt or hopefully Sarah and Col Allen West comes in and saves the day but this is pathetic by the left MSM to paint him as a social issue nutter.
He has never said he would do this so why will some freepers now jump on this if it is a done deal
Not that I would endorse the Santorum approach to porn or endorse Santorum himself - though, unlike Romney I'd vote for him in the general..
All that said, be sure that our economic problems are the result of a breakdown of the family and a common moral ethos. It's not the other way around.
he hasn’t said he would do this , this is left wing crap and being taken in by idiots on our side and I’m not even a Santorum fan.
Seems today you can post anything on the internet and million s will jump to the wrong conclusions and actually think what they have just read is the truth.
How sad and pathetic
Judging by the responses of the Santorum supporters on this thread I have discovered that the nation is ~$16 trillion in debt and on the verge of socialism because grown men look at obscene material in the sanctity of their own homes.
> reforms have always been accompanied by a general revival
> and enforcement of moral norms. Indeed, without such a
> revival, all reforms will FAIL.
> In our current state, you can pass all the laws you want
> and nothing will change. What is needed is a revival of
> authentic Christian values among the people who will then
> demand it of their leaders. Anything short will not
> revive this republic.
> And yes, such a revival CAN be initiated from the top
> down. It can’t be sustained that way, but it can be
Great post, and bears repeating.
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