Skip to comments.Let me point out: Santorum has suggested no new laws concerning pornography
Posted on 03/15/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT by Steve495
When a politician makes a statement like this, he or she is putting it all on the line. That said, Id like to point out Americans have already expressed an opinion and Congress has passed federal obscenity laws. Its the Executive Branchs job to enforce those laws. Should the president not enforce the law?
Quite honestly, as it pertains to laws on the books, this is very similar to the current and previous administrations refusal to vigorously enforce illegal immigration laws. In this statement, GOP candidate Rick Santorum stated he agrees with current law, gave the reasons why, and confirmed he would enforce the law as it is written. He did not suggest or propose new legislation. For those of you who want to dismiss Santorum thanks to this statement and many of you do are you suggesting the Executive Branch should ignore legislation that has passed Congress, signed by previous presidents and confirmed by the Supreme Court?
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You mean all the people that have been saying Santorum wants to implement a Vatican-oriented, Catholic Taliban, Spanish Inquisition type theocracy were (gasp) lying?!?!!?
It's the Executive Branch's job to abide and support those laws. It's the Judicial Branch's job to enforce them. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
What a dope!
Think of all the good freely available internet porn has done for the nation!
I mean, what better way to corrupt the youth and prepare them for the socialist destruction of marriage?
What better way to destroy the family than to turn husbands and fathers and brothers and uncles into leering, lusting louts?
What better way to cheapen the One-man-for-one-woman-for-life Biblical paradigm?
And imagine all the good that homosexual porn has done!!
Enforcing existing law against this sewage would hamper the deconstruction of society so necessary for a communist takeover.
Who in his right mind would want to do that?
(hoping not to need it but /s just in case)
Let me point out:
You post only stuff you have written yourself.
You excerpt it in an attempt to draw traffic from
Free Republic in order to get hits, USING us as an
advertising tool. You kind of suck, if I may point it out.
Here’s the proof:
Powerline has a nice bit on how conservative was Rick - social yes, spending not so much. I am no fan of MassCAre and so Romney looks bad - except maybe the mistake of it will show him what to do now.
More likely taken in by the original story's headline. His comment elcited this interpretation: "If elected, he promises to vigorously enforce laws that 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.
Of course, there are many other laws on the books that he could/should have focused on; like DOMA, illegals coming into the country, and so forth. Making this a point for his campaign demonstrates he's basing his campaign and electability on his religious beliefs and he doesn't seem to be able to make (other than when he repeats some of Newt's talking points) reasoned arguments about the issues that will begin to heal the damage done to this once great Nation.
You do realize of course this statement comes from the "Issues" page on his web site. It comes after the following op-eds he's got there...
First 100 Days Economic Freedom Agenda
No More Leading from Behind for America
We Hold These Truths
Unleashing America's Domestic Energy
Bold Solutions for Americas Families
Immigration Reform: Securing And Strengthing America
ObamaRegs Versus Freedom
Santorum Record on Defending the Dignity of Every Human Life
Appointing Constitutionalist Justices and Judges Who Refuse to Legislate from the Bench
Restoring America's Greatness Through Educational Freedom And Opportunity
Defending 2nd Amendment Rights
Repeal and Replace ObamaCare with Patient-Centered Healthcare
Spending Cuts and Entitlements Reform
Made In America
Response To Iran
Executive Branch Actions
Champion of Faith & Families
Defender of the Taxpayer
Believer in American Exceptionalism
10 Steps to Promote Our Interests Around the World
To say that this is a "focus" of his campaign is kind of silly. It's an issue he's taken, and articulated a position on, but it's hardly being held out as a centerpiece of his campaign.
What other “laws” will Santorum enforce. For example, it is a illegal to take more than $5 in pennies outside the US:
Or how about importing small sponges (perhaps Santorum will beef up the Customs to impound travelers sponges:
Legislative branch makes the laws.
The Judiciary interprets the law.
The Executive Branch enforces (federal) laws as written by Congress and interpreted by the Supreme Court.
I think it was Abe Lincoln who said something to the effect of "The fastest way to get a bad law repealed is to make sure it's strictly enforced."
Or it could just insure that there's not another Republican elected in our lifetimes.
I’m sorry, are you a moderator here? In a bit more than four years it looks like I’ve posted about 60 out of the 5,200-plus articles we have on the site. I’ve contributed here in many ways that you may not know about, therefore, I think you kind of suck for making assumptions.
Are you under the impression that phenomenal moderator powers are required to identify a blogpimp?
In a bit more than four years it looks like Ive posted about 60 out of the 5,200-plus articles we have on the site.
Yes, it appears you are a major blogpimp. Congrats on staying under the radar so long.
Ive contributed here in many ways that you may not know about
Well, what I can see is you pimping a blog.
By the way, your numbers are off a bit:
Since Sep 23, 2009
Very well then. Have a great day.
A tacit admission, inability to defend.
Have a good afternoon.
Not at all, I just don’t feel like wasting my time with you. I originally joined FR quite some time before I ever posted a link here, and I started writing in Dec. 2007, and contributed here before then.
It’s attitudes like yours that keep people away.
Apparently long before you even made a single post here.
So.. who were you before and why did you get zotted?
Steve495 Since Sep 23, 2009
I started writing in Dec. 2007
A blog? Is that what you wrote...a blog? Did you pimp it here?
Under what name did you do this pimping?
You seem to think advertising your blog material here is some kind of credential.
It means you are a damned pimp.
Dreadful sorry if this bothers you, but advertise your blog crap on your own dime.
Parents should control what they want their children to watch on tv and there are locks that can stop children via parents control online. With Dole advertising viagra on tv...sheesh that was not done in a tasteful manner. LOL or EWWWWWWW your choice.
"Santorum is not the first presidential candidate to take up the obscenity issue. In July, Michele Bachmann signed a pledge vowing her support of a constitutional amendment that, among other things, called for a ban on all pornography. (It also effectively called for a ban on same-sex marriage.)" The Atlantic wonders if Santorum's wide-scale crackdown on porn could actually work. The Daily Caller found someone who thinks it could. "If the government wanted to aggressively move against Internet pornography, it could do so," UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh told the site. News on Santorum and porn circulating online ..Yahoo had the article
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