Thursday, March 15

Santorum Campaign Reaches A Climax

VIA Wonkette we learn that Rick Santorum's law degree really doesn't disqualify him from criticizing people who seek higher education after all. At least not those who learn anything. From santorum.com :
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. “If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so.”

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.

I proudly support the efforts of the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition that has tirelessly fought to get federal obscenity laws enforced. That coalition is composed of 120 national, state, and local groups, including Morality in Media, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, American Family Association, Cornerstone Family Council of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a host of other groups. Together we will prevail.

Maybe you should hire yourselves a good lawyer.

Like one who could explain the First Amendment to you.

And I don't mean "Hey, man, free speech." I mean an actual understanding of the First Amendment, which would encompass precedents on Church and State, and Obscenity. Because I'll be goddamned is there's anything more basic in American jurisprudence than understanding the protections and limitations of the First.

Hundreds of tax-avoiding organizations and many decades, and whaddya got? Every so often someone at Justice--politically motivated or just permanently a sexual juvenile--will go after some Mom&Pop porn store on the grounds that it doesn't have the resources to fight. Not because of "obscenity". Because of leverage. The only way you're ever going to get a real obscenity conviction is by amending the Constitution. The only way you and your support mob is going to get leverage over the entire country is to have Jesus come down and sign up.

Really, though, please do tell us how you're going to shut down internet porn. I guess because you people believe Al Gore invented the thing you think we run it, huh?

Oh, you'll appoint a wingnut AG? There's a news flash. You have some dim awareness that Ed Meese and John Ashcroft were already there? Maybe we should start covering statues now. And Chuck Keating's still available for Blue Ribbon Commission work.

Listen, Frothy: porn addiction doesn't seem to've had as deleterious a sexual effect on our young people as Catholic doctrine has. And no matter how porn-addled, few consumers of the stuff can match your own level of kink.

5 comments:

heydave said...

That boy hits one homer after another.

hells littlest angel said...

The anti-porn crew needs more than an AG, they need to get the Supreme Court on their side. They could start with Clarence Thomas.

Paradoctor said...

Sanctimonium's error is in treating Americans like dogs; but the truth is, Americans are more like cats. Fido will do whatever you tell Fido to do, because Fido loves you; whereas Kitty is just a friend, and Kitty will do only what Kitty wants to do.

Xecky Gilchrist said...

The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture

Waitwaitwait - isn't it usually the *bad* thing that has a blind eye turned to it?

In which case, I might agree with this jackass on that point.

KWillow said...

Paradoctor: and, like kitty cats, they take a vow to try to kill "their human" at least once a day.