Land of the free and home of the brave, indeed — but if Rick Santorum has his way, America will soon have another assertion to stand by. The GOP hopeful is running for president and, if he wins, he’s pursuing an end to pornography in the US.
If Rick Santorum wins the race to the White House, the senator from Pennsylvania will inherit, among other things, a nasty operation in Afghanistan. Santorum is capable of starting battles on his own, though, and his first order of business might be another war. It won't be in Iran, however, as Santorum is instead eying up the possibility of a war here at home. The insurgents will be adult film actors, actresses and producers who will be persecuted for their role in pornography, something Santorum says is causing the collapse of America.
Republican Party presidential hopeful Rick Santorum let his supporters know that he is indeed the true conservative option, not even taking into account just his political positions. Sexually speaking, Santorum is the clear conservative choice now after saying that morality in America is going down the drain and the reason is, naturally, porno. Santorum updated his campaign website this week and among the addendums is a not-so arousing rant about the dangers of pornography, its wrath on America and what President Rick will do to make porn a thing of the past.
“America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography” insists Santorum, who cites “a wealth of research” that can now reveal what he no doubt knew all along: that porn can be poisonous to society. According to the former Pennsylvania Senator, modern studies suggest that pornography can cause “profound brain changes in both children and adults,” and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Also on the rise due to porn, suggests Santorum, are divorces, violent acts against women and the rise of prostitution.
To curb these societal scars, of course, the answer is obvious. Pornography must be abolished and Rick Santorum is the man for the job.
“I am concerned about the widespread distribution of illegal obscene pornography and its profound effects on our culture,” says Senator Santorum. “For many decades, the American public has actively petitioned the United States Congress for laws prohibiting distribution of hard-core adult pornography. Congress has responded.Current federal ‘obscenity’ laws prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier. Rick Santorum believes that federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced.”
That’s where Rick wants you to know he’s your guy (if you also despite naked people). “If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so,” he says, suggesting a Santorum administration will be one dead-set on sending all those penises and vaginas back to wherever it is they came from. Going by the anti-evolution ethos subscribed by the senator then, some omnipotent intelligent designer must have been asleep at the wheel when he gave man a video camera and a San Fernando Valley studio space.
Santorum charges that not only has the current White House done nothing to address this porno pandemic, but, in his words, “the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families.” That will change under President Santorum, he insists, relaying that he proudly supports the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition and that, with the help of several Christian think-tanks listen on his website, they will prevail to make porn a thing of the past.
For RT’s Republican readers, we aren’t endorsing any candidate over another, but we do recommend our right-wing audience research how each candidate in the GOP pool has played the porn card to vie for the party’s nomination. Michele Bachmann? She signed a pledge saying she condemned it. Santorum? He wants it gone altogether. Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, was actually a bit instrument in assuring that the Internet would be a place where dirty, dirty things could be downloaded by anyone in America. When Congress tried to draft laws in the mid-1990s to decide on what was worthy of a big ban from the Internet, Gingrich called an attempts at abolishing online porn as “clearly a violation of free speech” as well as “a violation of the right of adults to communicate with each other."