Sunday, March 18, 2012

Obama Enables Pornographers, Says Santorum

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that President Obama's refusal to enforce obscenity and anti-Internet pornography laws has resulted in a pandemic that harms children. In response, the Obama-empowered pornography industry, which accounts for over 90% of Internet trade, is scoffing at Santorum, telling him to butt out of their gold mine.

UPDATE 3/17/15: Pornography Belongs in Classroom, More Experts Say

For background, click headlines below:

Pornography Unchecked by Obama Administration

Obama Ignores Additional Pornography Internet Domain

Children are Sexual Beings, Says White House - Masturbation OK

Obama Education Adviser Recommends Pornography to Children

Kids Choose Porn as Better Teacher than School

Boston Teen Girls Mimic Porn Group Sex: Study

Orgasm Live Demo in College Classroom: Chicago

Children's On-line Sex Game

-- From "Santorum: Obama weak on porn prosecutions" by Seung Min Kim, Politico 3/18/12

On his website, Santorum says he’s “concerned about the widespread distribution of illegal obscene pornography” and accuses the current Justice Department of seeming to “favor pornographers over children and families.”

Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and social conservative, defended his comments, insisting on CNN's "State of the Union" that prosecution of such cases was much more rigorous under the Bush administration. He provided no facts or statistics to back up his claim.

“My conclusion is, they have not put a priority on prosecuting these cases and in doing so, they are exposing children to tremendous amount of harm,” Santorum said.

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From "Santorum: Obama DOJ favors 'pornographers over children'" by Jonathan Easley, The Hill 3/15/12

The former Pennsylvania senator argues that "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."

“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,” the statement read in part. “While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families, that will change under a Santorum administration.”

“A wealth of research is now available demonstrating that pornography causes profound brain changes in both children and adults, resulting in widespread negative consequences,” the statement noted. “Addiction to pornography is now common for adults and even for some children. The average age of first exposure to hardcore Internet pornography is now 11. Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.”

[Santorum] hasn't made any notable mention of the pornography issue on the campaign trail, and it's one of several position papers he's given on the issue section of his campaign website.

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From "Rick Santorum’s war against pornography: Adult film stars, production companies rail against GOPer" by Aliyah Shahid, New York Daily News 3/17/12

Film production company execs and XXX actors are railing against the Republican presidential candidate's recent call to ban hardcore pornography, calling it an infringement on free speech, a threat to their livelihood, and a pathetic ploy to get votes.

Pornography in America is an obscene "pandemic," Santorum's website says. "It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking."

Joanna Angel, who has appeared in numerous adult videos and is the owner of XXX-film production company Burning Angel Entertainment, called Santorum's proposal "infuriating."

Ryan Keely, an adult film actress and sex advice columnist, said Santorum's declared war on smut "is clearly an attempt to excite his conservative base. There is no way pornography will be shut down."

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From "Rick Santorum vows to end 'pandemic of pornography.' Could he prevail?" by Patrik Jonsson, Staff Writer, Christian Science Monitor 3/17/12

. . . despite pornography's ubiquity, there's no reason US attorneys can't step up prosecutions of people who flout anti-obscenity laws, especially against domestic purveyors. As recently as 2006 a federal jury found an Arizona company guilty of breaking obscenity laws for distributing hardcore pornography across state lines. The FBI announced 38 child pornography-related guilty verdicts or pleas this month alone.

“In most parts of the country, a lot of pornography on the Internet would plausibly be seen as obscene,” UCLA constitutional law professor Eugene Volokh told the Daily Caller, which publicized the overlooked Santorum position paper this week. “You can’t prosecute them all … but you can find certain types of pornography that are sufficiently unpopular” for easy convictions, he told the conservative news site

And while Santorum's criticism of the Obama administration for failing to bring more obscenity cases to court may or may not be fair, the administration's tack, legal scholars say, follows a general pattern dating back to at least 2000, a point where, because of liberalized attitudes wrought by the Internet, it became clear to many prosecutors that an all-out war on pornography that depicts consensual sex would be difficult to win.

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From "Raquel Welch: the ‘era of porn’ has ‘annihilated’ men" by Kathleen Gilbert, 3/13/12

As one of America’s most revered sex symbols . . . [Raquel Welch] told Men’s Health Magazine in an interview posted online March 8 that today’s sex-saturated culture had sapped the meaning out of sex, and damaged countless men through the pornography industry, which she called “an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos.”

“It’s just dehumanizing. And I have to honestly say, I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it,” Welch said of rampant sexual addiction. “Where is the anticipation and the personalization? It’s all pre-fab now. You have these images coming at you unannounced and unsolicited. It just gets to be so plastic and phony to me.

“I just imagine them sitting in front of their computers, completely annihilated. They haven’t done anything, they don’t have a job, they barely have ambition anymore,” said the 71-year-old actress. “And it makes for laziness and a not very good sex partner. Do they know how to negotiate something that isn’t pre-fab and injected directly into their brain?”

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