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Well, thank God. Republicans have been so busy adding things to their platform about what medical coverage women shouldn't be getting, what rights gay Americans shouldn't be getting, and a bit more stuff about what medical coverage women shouldn't be getting that I was afraid they had forgotten the real threat to America: Pornography.
The Republican Party is calling for a crackdown on pornography in a move that could pit social conservatives against hotel operators, television providers and other businesses that profit from the sale of sexually explicit material.

"Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced," the platform says, according to a draft obtained by Reuters.

Well all-righty then, I'm glad we got that cleared up. You wouldn't want to be watching a perfectly nice program about the legitimacy of waterboarding people only—BAM!—to accidentally flip the channel, accidentally press all the necessary buttons for pay-per-view, and accidentally start watching something with naked people. That happens far, far too often.

Wait—there are no laws against that, so I guess that's still all right? I'm not clear on what they're actually going on about. I think I'll just mark this one down as a bit of meaningless, boilerplate moralism. This is nice, though:

"It's a growing problem for men in their 20s," [Anti-pornography activist Patrick Trueman] said. "It's changed the way their brain maps have developed. This is the way they get sexually excited."
I think "brain maps" is the most science-ish thing said by any Republican in at least a week, so there's that. Now if we could just get them to believe in "climate maps" we'd be getting somewhere.

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