Appreciate your tact here. I would like, however, to point out something important...
I am a conservative and I would be a fraud to that were I not to stand up for the constitution. No where in my exchanges on this subject have I ever said or supported a ban or restriction or anything else. I do believe that this is up to community and in many ways they have effectually answered by zoning, access and other such restrictions. I fully support keeping it as far from kids as possible. But liberals complain that “they’re going to do it anyway” which is mostly just their catch all phrase to justify their own failures in life. Yes, I saw porn as a kid, maybe you did too and I can easily see how it jaded my view of girls and sex and more as I grew into a teen and young man.
I will always stand against ANY attempts to redefine what porn is when a value is being assigned. If someone dares to call it harmless I will challenge it. If someone thinks its mainstream I will show that it is not. When someone tries to water down the stigma attached to it and all that surrounds it I will re-attache it as best I can. If the debate enters the public square I would suggest that it must be ready to face me and others on it. I am sure that there are firebrand issues you consider worthy of this kind of reaction. Again this does not mean I don’t support the law and the constitution. Because just like the meth/sudafed issue I am in total agreement with you. Big Bad Government has done nothing more than restrict 99% for the 1% problem. I would offer that far more people are affected by porn that you may be willing to admit but you were correct in suggesting that the harm I have seen has hit close to home.
I do wish you the best New Year and thanks for the conversation.
Well sir we are not really that far apart on the issue. Pretty much I would love to see all internet porn and nudity web sites be required to move to a new domain which would be required to have something like dot sex or dot porn or dot adult instead dot com or dot net. Doing so would allow very effective parental and organizational software filters to block out porn from children. Right now the Internet is the wild west.
I believe adult magazines, bookstores, stripclubs, etc might decline on their own because of internet porn. If people can get it cheap or free and in private rather than paying ten bucks or whatever for a Penthouse or risk being robbed going to a strip club then that takes alot of the money out of it.
So that leaves mainstream media as the major problem, the money isn’t in it for them anymore. With internet porn so widely available really the lure of a topless part don’t increase the audience as it once did. But the Hollywood types will still push it because it ticks off Conservatives.
Personally I don’t want sex in my regular entertainment, it usually a crutch or gimmick that shows lack of talent, just like most movies with excessive bad language turns me off for the same reason. I think ratings reflect that others feel the same way but the Hollywood elites love to press buttons for attention.
What will end Hollywood trying to mainstream porn in my opinion might not be you and me objecting to it but if Roseanne Barr and Rosy O’Donnell insist on doing nude lesbian love on network prime time.
People might argue with you about the effect of porn on marriage but argue that you never want to see Helen Thomas nude on HBO and even the biggest defender of porn has to agree.