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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
And this is why he would lose the election. He just cannot help but substitute his personal agenda for the good of the nation.
Damm. This has to be a distortion.
you can take my porn when you pry my cold dead fingers off my...... uhoh, wrong weapon...nevermind.
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?
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.
“Nice” way to reduce government intrusion, Santorum. (eyeroll)
This country is about to go bankrupt and he still focuses on moral platitudes. No wonder he has no chance of winning.
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.
Depending what you’re doing, it may not be that difficult when its been greased like a pig.
Small government and all that? Right Rick?
Yeah sure. Just another big government loser.
This is just a ruse folks to play lindependents into the hands of the Romney camp.
This is just a ruse folks to play independents into the hands of the Romney camp.
Breaking News: Physicists discover Santorum is the densest element in the universe.
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.
Why would Santorum participate in this ruse?
Went morally bankrupt some decades ago.
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.
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?
How utterly absurd is this? Santorum needs to STFU fast about this.
> 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.
—If so then this demonstrates the nation is beyond saving.—
Exactly. We trade one nanny state for another. Two sides of one rotten coin.
Somehting tells me he already lost the pervert vote months ago.
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.
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.
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
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.”””
Get that down to zero, then the president can worry about internetitties.
My parents believed that line also. LOL.
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.
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.
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.
—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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It will go about as well as Tipper Gore's attempt to regulate lyrics and content of popular music.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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).