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Republicans Want To Ban Porn (Seriously)

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Published on Aug 28, 2012

"The GOP platform committee has included a plank in this year's draft document calling for "vigorous" enforcement of anti-pornography laws. In a press release Monday from Morality in Media, a faith-based non-profit, President Patrick Trueman, a former anti-porn prosecutor, calls the current distribution of pornography "a violation of current federal law" and lauds Republicans for approving stricter new wording...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here form Nick Wing in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08...

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Comments • 1,923

Robbie M
no wonder people hate republicans
Kevin Krueger
What do you want to bet that this Patrick Trueman has a gigantic stash of porn?
Tony Rozewski
Do you people have any moral compass?
Jebus Crust
LONG LIVE FAPNATION, fapnation will never die
Konrad Wallenrod
When I see things like this, I always remember those jokes about liberals: If a liberal doesn't like guns, no one should have them! Now, I completely agree that these jokes describe your typical liberal (I cannot overemphasize 'typical', and Cenk in many ways is NOT  typical ), but when your average Republican tells and/or laughs at these jokes, he forgets that the following are also true: If a Republican  doesn't like weed, no one should smoke it! If a Republican doesn't like porn, no one should watch it! Of course, these are just two examples!!
lifeisaliewithoutaf
oh trust me normal sex gets me plenty excited lol
TheStoopad
Fuck banning porn. Banning porn will lose them votes, and will, and what SerenityZero said, would probably happen. We already have a gun culture in America, and people who play COD at levels which is not OK. Plus, the ammo companies would also be funding both sides. O_O
nobody nobody
What about a regulation that requires computers to have a porn filter software pre-installed and parents or non-parent adults can choose whether to disable it.  Is that so bad? Of course I am against porn prohibition or imprisoning people for viewing porn.  The effects would be worse than drug prohibition and prostitution prohibition.  Consumption would continue at a higher rate unabated, criminals would use it to earn profits and fund crime and criminal lifestyles (which would cause harm even to non-users), countless innocent people would be imprisoned at random ruining their lives and giving them a record. That said, why not keep porn legal, but have more regulations aid for safety, to fight problems like addiction, to help people get psychological help (users and workers), and to make it easier for parents to prevent frequent exposure to children and teens?  We could also tax porn slightly higher than other goods to help pay for the regulations and aid programs.  So I offer the same strategy that we should use for prostitution, alcohol, marijuana, and gambling. I don't think either of the extremists are right.  Porn has problems, but criminalization of consumption or possession is not a solution.
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quantumbrewer
Ban porn but nothing about Song of Solomon? That book of the Bible is a form of porn.
Ben K
Republicans aren't going to do shit about pornography. It would take a new progressive movement with radicals looking to reform their unfortunate brothers who have fallen into this terrible sin. This is how it went down with alcohol prohibition. Conservatives aren't going to be on board with this kind of thing.
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