"ummm that trash has been in mainstream for about 40 years unforntunately"
The internet has made it available for free. 40% of internet surfers, that means its about 80% of male internet surfers! But I don't see why government has any business in restricting it. I could make a case for gun control much easier than I could make a case for porn control.
Because only the gummint can save us from ourselves! Stop me before I hurt myself, Uncle Sam, I know not what I do.
For more detail on porn and the effect its widespread availability has on children, even if their parents don't consume it, check out the web sites for Frontline's American Porn (you can watch this show on the web site or read a transcript) and The Lost Children of Rockdale County (transcript and other material). It used to be that the public space was child friendly and pornography was something consumed in private. Now parents need to hide their children indoors with the TV and radio off if they want to avoid porn. I'm sorry if I think it's backwards when nice people have to be prisoners of their own home and sleazy people get to run free.
What I'd also really like to know is how many of the porn advocates in these discussions have children and, if you do, how do you keep them away from porn (or do you at all)?
to keep it out of the hands of children.