Santorum’s War on Porn

Posted: March 15, 2012 by ShortTimer in 2012 Campaign, Culture, First Amendment, hot chicks, Progressives

Progressives are always out to make the world how they think it should be through the force of law and with the government’s gun pointed at the citizen.  Progressives brought us Prohibition, moral equivalents of war, and now Santorum shows his Progressive side again.

From Santorum’s website:

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.

Vigorously enforcing morality codes at the federal level is absurd.  If you have a local community that decides they want to live a certain way, whether it be upright SLC puritanical or San Fran sodomite, that’s up to them.  There are very, very few federal authorities that have anything to do with it, or should.  Legal guru Eugene Volokh was asked about some of the aspects of this story at The Daily Caller.

The Obama Administration ran weapons to the Mexican drug cartels and killed US and Mexican citizens and law enforcement officers.  They’re worthless to begin with – condemning them for not enforcing what amount to morality statutes that are broadly unenforcable is as silly as worrying about dirty pictures when the government is arming narcoterrorists in an effort to destroy American rights to self defense, and then concealing its criminal activities.

What sticks at the end of that is the notion of favoring pornographers over “children and families”.  Well, children are part of families.  They have parents.  It’s their parents job to nurture, raise, and develop their children’s attitudes towards culture, and that includes introducing them to the birds and the bees, and what is and isn’t culturally acceptable in their own households.  If a parent doesn’t want their child looking at porn then they’ll have to ensure safeguards against it in their own home.

There are a myriad of free market solutions already out there.  Programs like NetNanny (the first one that comes to mind – there are plenty of others) have been around for quite a while, and block access to websites parents don’t want their children viewing.  Or, take a more direct approach and move computer usage to family rooms.  Parents can block cable channels they don’t want their children seeing, and they, as parents, having the final say, generally have all the authority needed to keep their children away from things they don’t want them exposed to.

Ultimately parents should know that they can’t keep children safe from the world forever, and as such, it’s up to the parents to develop a mindset in their children that helps them deal with certain elements of the human condition so that they can handle those aspects of life that they encounter as adults.  If parents don’t want their children becoming porn addicts as adults, don’t want them developing unhealthy body image issues, don’t want them developing negative or self-destructive attitudes towards relationships and sex, don’t want them getting involved in “the industry”, then it’s up to the parents to instill their values and virtues on their children.

It’s no more the province of the federal government to tell you not to look at nudie pictures than it is for the federal government to tell you what to eat.

As a staunch 2nd Amendment supporter, my radar starts picking up on anyone who says legislation is “for the children”, or who has to cover their personal crusade by saying they’re only going after “illegal” things that are actually legal.  Just like how NYC dictator Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is against all guns, so too is Santorum’s “War on Illegal Pornography” coalition ultimately against all porn – because to both of them, everything should be illegal.

Remember, this is how Santorum thinks:

They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues.

That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I’m aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.

That is exactly how traditional conservatives view the world.  They don’t get the government involved in personal issues.  If they are traditionalists in their morality, they get churches, parents, and community groups involved in cultural issues.  They leave the government out.  Their concern exercised persuasively rather than through governmental force ultimately helps the individuals make the right decisions for themselves.

America is a radical individualist culture.  And it does succeed as long as government stays out of individuals’ lives.

Leave her alone and let her live her life.

She makes her own decisions.

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