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Rick Santorum’s War on Porn: Guantanamo for Pornographers?

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum‘s plan to ban “hard-core pornography” made national news for the first time yesterday. Of course, Santorum’s porn position isn’t anything new to the Valley and its porn industry. Writes Adult Video Network’s Tom Hymes:

The argument being made here is not the same old argument that porn is immoral or leads to immoral behavior, though that could be read into it as well. The new position, which first reared its ugly head only a few years ago, posits that porn is a national health issues, ergo the “pandemic.”

A connection is also being made between porn and trafficking, which is very serious because then it becomes an outgrowth of international organized crime, which leads inevitably to the claim that terrorist groups are sex trafficking in order to undermine our culture while making money to use against us militarily. Before you know it, porn producers are labeled terrorists and put in Guantanamo.

Absurd, right? Looney Tunes? Never happen?

Indeed. Like every other sentient human being, we’d love to be able to laugh off Santorum and whatever dark, closeted urges drive his politics. But this here is ‘merica, where the reptilian brain runs the show.

Meanwhile, The Young Turks point out that the Bible Belt, Santorum’s base, has the highest Internet porn traffic in America.

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