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Article: Mitt Romney Aide Promises Crackdown On Porn

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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Patrick Trueman, a former head of the Justice Department's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and now the head of Morality in Media, told the conservative Daily Caller that he was quietly promised that fighting porn will be a top priority in a Romney White House.

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Around the time Trueman says he received those assurances, Romney signed Morality in Media's anti-porn pledge along with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, whom he was still battling for the GOP nomination. Since then, he hasn't mentioned the issue very often.

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Despite those tough words, Romney's campaign has taken campaign cash from the head of a company that produces hard-core pornography. And gay porn filmmaker Michael Lucas, who has endorsed Romney, told the Daily Caller, “I don’t see any danger coming from Romney when it comes to porn. It’s just not there."


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So we have yet another Romney aide spilling the beans on something that could effectively hurt his chances. Also this seems like another instance of Romney hypocritically flip-flopping on an issue. Which is it, Mitt? Are you anti- or pro-porn? How are you going to sign that pledge but then take porn money?

Also, how do you mesh attempting to take down porn, which is a First Amendment violation and has been ruled so many times, with the Conservative rally cry of "less federal government"?




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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Here they Blame Ron Paul, for Romney's stance on it.........


There may be another reason Romney isn't talking up porn: he needs the support of millions of primary voters who supported Ron Paul, who did not make opposition to sexually explicit materials a campaign plank.



Too funny.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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Doesn't matter he's got the same chances of being elected as Rick Santorum, the other nutjob who wanted to "crack down" on porn



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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Romney is just trying to rally the Evangelicals to his side. Most fundamentalist Christians view Mormonism as a cult. It's just politics as usual. You can say anything and mean nothing. Mitt has raised this tactic to a fine art.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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you people don't need porn.


I wonder why this would be a top priority.

Notice it is part of the Texas Republican platform as well.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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Nothing but a tug on American emotions. Porn really riles 'em up!

Come to think of it, hasn't almost every wannabe promised to do something about porn, drugs, guns etc...and all fail to deliver because their little pet programs are just for show.

And the ever famous "Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?" always comes from the lips of the missus prez to be.

Yup, gets 'em every time. It's a proven formula that fools the masses every time so why mess with it?


Peace




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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Porn control is just like gun control. With guns they say theyll ban, basically, "machine guns", or "omg it holds fifty bullets" guns, but theyre really trying to ban all guns. Freakin california banned laser rails on pistols...lol.

With porn control theyll act like theyre banning child porn. But theyre really going after adult porn. There are already protections in place against kiddy porn. Theyll make so many restrictions to prove theyre of legal age that itll be impossible to comply. Theyve tried before.

Funny thing though, our sex laws need to be reformed. Porn is technically legal cause its "art" lol. Prostitution is illegal but whats the difference? And whats "obscene"? Technically all porn is.

Oh, and the age of consent in michigan is 16 but you cant get porn til your 18 wtf? And if youre old enough to grt laid, why arent you old enough to record it? And just why is it possible to get convicted of posession of child porn when youre 14 and the pics are of yourself, which you took?when will it be illegal for 14 year olds to look in the mirror?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Don't forget about "abortion" also, Jude. I think every Republican president (and presidential candidate wannabe) has campaigned on overturning Roe v. Wade. Not one Republican has ever done it, or even attempted to do it.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Dear CoolerAbdullah786,

Hi again, hope everything's going decently for you. I looked at your source article and the quote supporting the article was this:

Trueman said he and another anti-porn prosecutor from the 1980s Justice Department, Bob Flores, met earlier this year with Alex Wong, Romney's foreign and legal policy director..

“Wong assured us that Romney is very concerned with this, and that if he’s elected these laws will be enforced,” Trueman told the website. ”They promised to vigorously enforce federal adult obscenity laws.”
So the problem is that Romney is going to enforce existing laws? I don't know, that doesn't scare me much.

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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LOL, this is just so funny when comparing to the other ATS thread mentioning Romney's senior adviser saying we need to stop obsessing over Afghanistan and focus on more important issues that REAL AMERICANS care about.


So I guess REAL AMERICANS want to crack down on porn.


Romney = Crash & Burn.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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Personally while I don't agree with prostitution (meaning I would never do it myself or hire a prostitute) I don't see what the big deal is. I mean it's a business transaction between two consenting adults. It's kind of like the argument for legalizing weed (another thing if it was legal I wouldn't partake of). If you legalized prostitution it would actually makes things a lot safer. For one it would protect women from being preyed upon and beaten and abused by their "pimps." It would also be able to be taxed which would bring in some extra revenue.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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This may hurt my future political career, but I'll go ahead and go on record as being pro-porn



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
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Personally while I don't agree with prostitution (meaning I would never do it myself or hire a prostitute) I don't see what the big deal is. I mean it's a business transaction between two consenting adults. It's kind of like the argument for legalizing weed (another thing if it was legal I wouldn't partake of). If you legalized prostitution it would actually makes things a lot safer. For one it would protect women from being preyed upon and beaten and abused by their "pimps." It would also be able to be taxed which would bring in some extra revenue.


Sounds like something Ron Paul would say.



Freedom is popular!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Wanna see something really obscene?....

costofwar.com...

Real Americans don't care about this however; according to Mitt....
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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Well if that's something Ron Paul would say then I would definitely agree with him there. Unfortunately there are other things he has said that I disagree with him about.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Yes Mitt detrimenting a $25 billion/year industry is great economics....

Pornography has been around for hundreds of years, it's not going anywhere....and neither is Mitt if he insists on alienating the average person.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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That's another valid point, also, Osiris. The Republicans claim to be all "Fix the economy. Fix the job market" yet doing something like this would hurt the economy and the job market. Think of all the people this would put out of jobs who would then have to get on welfare/government assistance (something else they hate).



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
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Well if that's something Ron Paul would say then I would definitely agree with him there. Unfortunately there are other things he has said that I disagree with him about.


Like what?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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How do you "fight" pornography? Is it illegal? I'm totally confused. Let's fight tattoos and swearing while we are at it.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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And the worst part is it would impact California the most. The state receives something in the neighborhood of $40 million/year in taxes from the porn industry. They need every penny of that currently.

You're also absolutely right....all those out of work porn stars, with probably few other marketable skills would simply be a drain on the economy. Not to mention the large number of innovations that have come from the industry including Internet security, web development, and camera technology. I know it sounds like I'm full of it, but look it up, it's true.




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