According to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s resolution, pornography is a public health crisis. Yeah, right. According to Corky Siemaszko of NBC News, Herbert’s resolution calls for a fight against pornography, through:
Education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level
Except Herbert’s so-called policy change isn’t binding, doesn’t stop pornographic websites, and is simply fluff. It just looks like Utah’s incapability to create a separation between the government and religion may be clouding the judgement of its politicians.
Gary Herbert and Todd Weiler for Suppression
According to the masterminds behind this resolution, “pornography perpetuates a sexually toxic environment” and that pornography consumption is akin to addictive substance abuse. That’s kind of stretching it—but even if that were the case, aren’t there already safeguards available to parents who wish to prevent their children from utilizing porn? That being said, Siemaszko reports that Senator Todd Weiler would like to:
See default settings on the internet changed to make access to pornography more difficult.
Censorship Begins With ██████████
Wait a minute, you want to make access to pornography more difficult for everyone, including competent, mature, free citizens of these great United States? What happened to a free and liberal society? Once censorship begins, it’s likely hard as hell to contain. Is this really in the best interest of all peoples, or is this just another case of arrogant, affluent, politicians imposing their own moral values on others?
Think about it.
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