Rick Santorum declares War on Porn

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    God if this doesn't scream small government conservative.

    Rick Santorum declares war on pornography: I will ban hardcore porn if I


    Rick Santorum is declaring a war… on porn.

    The Republican presidential candidate and staunch social conservative wants to ban hard-core pornography. He calls it "toxic to marriages and relationships" in a new statement posted on his official website.

    "America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography," the former Pennsylvania senator writes. "It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking."

    He demands a crackdown on the distribution of hardcore pornography on the Internet, in addition to material on cable/satellite TV, hotel/motel TV, retail shops and through the mail.



    Now of course this isn't the role of parents to teach their kids and it's not the responsibility of an adult to determine what they want to click on. This is another instance where we need government to teach us right from wrong through mandates and freedom-restrictions.

    What a great idea, in a stagnant economy let's do everything we can to crush an industry that brings in billions, good thinking Ricky! :clap2:
     
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    LOL. It would be fun to see how many of the 'glory halleluyah' bunch are regulars on the porn sites,.
     
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    I thought the conservative mantra was "LESS government" interference in our lives???
     
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    It is, Santorum is a social conservative, and a fiscal liberal and a big gov't liberal.

    Imagine how big of a gov't department you'd need, or how much you'd have to grow the FCC, and how much more you'd have to tax americans, to make his dream come true.
     
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    America is so fortunate that the GOP is "focused, like a laser" on the things that we need them to the most.....
     
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    Too late....Romney already pulled made Marriott pull the pron.

    Marriott, Mitt Romney, and porn

    Feb 5th 2011, 18:37 by N.B. | WASHINGTON, DC





    THE HOTEL chain Marriott recently announced that it would cease selling "adult content"—ie, pornography—in its newer hotels. Anyone who knows a bit about the hotel business might find this move a bit confusing. After all, porn is still a moneymaker for chains like Marriott, which by some estimates was earning $175 per room, per year in smut peddling alone.

    But there does seem to be a method to Marriott's madness. Politico's Ben Smith explains that Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a presumptive candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, recently left the Marriott board. The chain's owners are "longtime Romney supporters", Mr Smith notes. And social conservatives, apparently, hit Mr Romney hard on the porn "issue" during the ex-governor's 2008 campaign for the GOP nomination. (One critic called Mr Romney a "major pornographer.") So in some sense, Mr Smith argues, Marriott appears to be doing Mr Romney a "costly favor."

    Hotel pornography: Marriott, Mitt Romney, and porn | The Economist


    So MAKING MONEY OFF PORN is OK...until you run for President.
    Then...hurrumph....no porn for you!
     
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    Wor yeah porn is such a big issue, those littles issues like the economy, unemployment, the war in Afghanistan etc are just small potatoes compared to this.
     
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    Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers - science-in-society - 27 February 2009 - New Scientist

    The biggest consumer, Utah, averaged 5.47 adult content subscriptions per 1000 home broadband users; Montana bought the least with 1.92 per 1000. "The differences here are not so stark," Edelman says.

    Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year's presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama.

    Church-goers bought less online porn on Sundays – a 1% increase in a postal code's religious attendance was associated with a 0.1% drop in subscriptions that day. However, expenditures on other days of the week brought them in line with the rest of the country, Edelman finds.

    Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don't explicitly restrict gay marriage.
     
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    Quite similar to how it was OK for Romney's company to force people into the unemployment lines, until he decided to run for President....
     
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    That's a private business they can do whatever they want. If someone wants to look at porn they can bring it themselves or go to another hotel, apples and oranges comparing this to a gov't ban.
     

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