Skip to comments.Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores
Posted on 03/16/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT by Steelfish
Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores By NBC's Andrew Rafferty
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of not enforcing the country's obscenity laws and said Friday that as chief executive he would crack down on illegal pornography.
Santorum found himself answering pornography questions during a stop at an Italian restaurant here after the discovery of a statement posted in his campaign website in which he asserts that "America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography." Recent reporting has shed light on the letter in which the former Pennsylvania senator vowed to "vigorously enforce" all the country's obscenity laws, though he said the statement was posted three weeks ago.
"We actually respond to questions that we get into our campaign when they say 'What are you going to do about these issues?' And when we respond we post them up on our website. And the response is, we'll enforce the law," said Santorum.
"I dont know what the hubbub about that is," he said. "We have a president who is not enforcing the law, and we will."
The candidate best known for espousing family values argues on his website that pornography causes changes in the brain to both children and adults, and contributes to violence against women, prostitution and sex trafficking. "The Obama administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography," he wrote.
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>>Porn kings contribute to liberal causes and liberal politicians turn a blind eye to criminal obscenity.<<
Frankly, in the scheme of things on a scale from 1 (least important) to 10 (metaphysical importance), porn rates a .0005
Pornography is an issue to be concerned about. However, it does NOT belong in a presidential campaign.
It’s an issue that many people, not just men, but some women, have struggles with. But, does it rise to the level of a presidential campaign issue? No.
Major issue of the day!
Does it rise to the level of government involvement?
Santorum would be a disaster as the nominee. (as would the other two)
Agree with you 100 per cent.
“illegal” pornography probably refers to kiddie porn.
Libertarians think its just art.
Molesting kids on camera is not something for government to stop?
Always amazing how many Freepers have no problem with kiddie porn
I think kiddie porn is already a federal crime that is heavily policed..as it should be.
Oh I forgot about all those intrusive bills he has already authored, and some he just thinks he can author to “save” all us sinners.
By the way, maybe he and Karen should consider all the time they are spending away from their precious daughter. I don't mean that in a harsh way, so lay off you next ugly post. I just think if Bella is truly living on borrowed time, God would want him not to waste one minute away from her, especially on a political run. Time is so precious, it gets away from all of us. Rick and Karen are spending a great deal of time away from that sweet baby, and I just keep asking myself if it is worth it.
Politics is not worth wasting the time they could be spending with that precious child. GOD bless Bella and her family. I have her in my prayers daily. I also think Bella is just about the sweetest name I have ever heard. I wish I would of thought of that name when I had my daughter.
What the hell are you talking about?
I think many Democrats would disagree with you. They think it is very important to have an issue like this to use against Republicans. "The Religious Right wants the government to search your computer for porn!" will make a great get-out-the-vote message.
You need to get your mind out of the gutter.
Sadly, politics is religion to politicians.
If Santorum is the candidate, the election will be about his SERP.
2012 has got to be about Obama! the economy, STUPID! and not about morals!
I read the First literally!
To GeronL: Name them, please.
List the FReepers, by screen name, who have said, "I have no problem with kiddie porn". And who are not obvious DU trolls.
Not just FReepers whose beliefs you differ with, and therefore you wish to slur with such horrific accusations. Just list the ones who state they "have no problem with kiddie porn". FReepers are not shy. If such a person exists on FR, they will say so.
Surely you are aware that child pornography is already wildly illegal. And that therefore such a FReeper, if they exist, is advocating doing something wildly illegal on a conservative forum? If such a person exists on FR, they should be run out on a rail forthwith. Flush 'em out and I'm sure the Admin Mods will be all too happy to ban them.
So yes, please list these "many FReepers", whose numbers are so large they "amaze" you.