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Friday, March 16, 2012



Teapublican candidate Rick Santorum is declaring a war on pornography. The religious conservative wants to ban and censor sexually explicit pictures and videos in an attempt to “preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography."

While one might think a war on poverty, or a war on unemployment, or a pledge to end real war, might be a more appropriate and relevant goal for a presidential hopeful, [caution this link is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC] "Frothy" Santorum obviously feels different.

The former Pennsylvania senator is advocating for a harsh crackdown on the distribution of pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, hotel/motel TV, retail shops and through the mail.
Santorum issued his declaration of war on porn via his website. The following is an excerpt from that declaration:
America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography... Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships...

Every family must now be concerned about the harm from pornography. As a parent, I am concerned about the widespread distribution of illegal obscene pornography and its profound effects on our culture...

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...

As the excerpt indicates, Santorum is not only concerned with the supposed harm caused to society, but he is also interested in blaming the Obama administration for said supposed harm. Santorum is, after-all, a politician. Many see this latest move as but another political stunt to ingratiate himself further with the religious right.

Santorum has made a political career out of fighting the culture wars. His declaration of war on porn is part and parcel of his on-going defense of a conservative Christian world view many find to be intolerant and hypocritical.

Recently Santorum trashed a classic speech delivered by John F. Kennedy articulating the constitutional demands for a separation between church and state. Santorum has also condemned women for working outside the home and using birth control, expressed a hatred for higher education, and declared women are too emotional for combat.


Unfortunately for "forthy" Santorum, porn research indicates that more porn (both gay and straight) is most consumed in the 'Bible Belt' red states of America (Utah, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, North Dakota, and West Virginia) than anywhere else in the U.S.

Sometimes the story is just to good to be true, in this case I sit back while writing this blog laughing my ass off, as it appears that the tea baggers are the biggest supporters of porn in the USA. Per the statistics, "Frothy" would be cutting off the sex supply to the very base he expects to vote for him. How appropos!

Roger West