Attorney General nominee would consider cracking down on porn


#1

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2017 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The new nominee for U.S. Attorney General has said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which one expert described as a step forward in fighting pornography and violence against women.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), during his first confirmation hearing last week to become the next Attorney General, was questioned by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) about federal obscenity laws.

Hatch mentioned the state of Utah passing a resolution declaring pornography to be a “public health problem” and asked Sessions if “federal laws prohibiting adult obscenity should be vigorously enhanced?”

catholicnewsagency.com/news/attorney-general-nominee-says-hed-consider-cracking-down-on-porn-81358/


#2

Anything that can be done to decrease distribution and use of pornography I support as I would imagine many do. I do believe child porn should be a priority. It’s become such a worldwide Internet problem it’s hard to know what can be done but anything is a start.

There are also many who post that struggle with viewing porn and I wish there was more research into how to decrease this desire to view porn in the first place. It has destroyed the lives of children victims, married people and single people who tell you that the “high” they get off viewing porn is similar to any other addiction.

Thanks for the link,

Mary.


#3

Good and not so good.

Good in that bringing the focus to curbing this run away use of porn. This would tend to reduce acceptance of it as a norm.

Not so good: 1) This is not a subject that should be dealt with as a Federal Law. It risks conflicts with the Constitution and the current “rights” craze that is in vogue. It really is not in the domain of the Federal government.
2) When has there ever been a good effect from a government trying to set what is or is not MORAL?:shrug:


#4

This thread has brought back some memories of Cincinnati circa 1990:

“We didn’t know it then, but [the Mapplethorpe case] was the last stand of the organized West Side Catholics, led by Marine veteran and Sheriff Simon Leis, against the inevitable transition from a city with a Roman Catholic ascendancy to a city where power was up for grabs. Still is,” says Albert Pyle, who was a staff writer for Cincinnati Magazine at the time of the Mapplethorpe case. “The West Siders were shocked that the city wasn’t ashamed of itself. The non-Catholic whites were embarrassed for the city to take a hit in the national press. Black Cincinnati, who had no stake in the CAC but who were social conservatives, thought it was a lot of white nonsense.”

washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/25-years-later-cincinnati-and-the-obscenity-trial-over-mapplethorpe-art/2015/10/22/07c6aba2-6dcb-11e5-9bfe-e59f5e244f92_story.html?utm_term=.b4fd51798ff0


#5

Mr. Sessions will not put a ban on porn. Simply said there is the First Amendment. Second is a huge loss of jobs and harming the porn industry. Actors and other workers will have to go underground and that would be more dangerous.


#6

There was a time in this country, not that long ago, when we didn’t believe that pornography was protected by the 1st Amendment.


#7

And there were times in this country where we believed people with a different skin color are not full human beings.


#8

I should have bet someone the farm, because I was thinking to myself, in 5 minutes someone will play the tired old race card. :smiley:


#9

Does that make my statement false???


#10

One chooses to make and distribute pornography. It’s not something you’re born into. It’s a vile industry that destroys lives and souls. Why anyone would defend it is beyond me.


#11

I believe in free speech, personally.


#12

The “race card” is neither tired nor old to those who have experienced racism in this country. Jeff Sessions’s statements on pornography do not magically remove his well-documented racist comments and behaviors. It’s appalling that this man is being considered as AG, and kudos to the National Council of Churches for speaking out against this nomination.


#13

But this thread is about cracking down on pornography, not allegations of racism.


#14

lol.


#15

Pornography isn’t free speech.


#16

Also, would anyone here sell a pornographic movie over the counter to a kid? would you argue for such sale on the basis of ‘freedom’ or would you be against that?

Now when a kid is sold an electronic device with internet accessibility and no internet filter, how is it any different to selling the kid a pornographic movie over the counter? Other than we can pretend to turn a blind eye to it. (Not condemning the sale of electronics to kids, just pointing out the naïve attitude of many and why there should be pornography filters and why it should not be protected under the bill of rights)

Id personally like to see pornography blocked at the ISP unless unblocked by an adult on request. I think that would be a good way.

I hope this has helped

God Bless

Thank you for reading
Josh


#17

And we shouldn’t have laws against speeding either, because it can cause a dangerous car chase which can harm the perpetrators as well as others, also, we should in fact just get rid of all of our laws, because trying to enforce them can send criminal activity underground where it can be dangerous.

Human Trafficking can be dangerous too, maybe we should legalize that so at least we can regulate it and make it safer?

The argument is fallacious.

Thank you for reading
Josh


#18

In a better world I’d love for these sites to all be under a specific set of top level domains or at the very least be required to have special meta tags in each and every page. Then filtering would be simple.


#19

But even without it, you can still get most of the serious stuff with something, but there isn’t anything at the moment.

As with everything, people will always push the limits and try to find loopholes, it wont be perfect, but if we just block sites classified as ‘pornography’ at the ISP (Unless unblocked at the request of an adult) then that would make a huge difference, it wouldn’t block all pornography, but it would get most of it and still make a massive difference I think.

I hope this has helped

God Bless You

Thank you for reading
Josh


#20

Yep, that is my thought too; how did this get to racism?

Geez.


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