so for no particular reason here's an old picture of Rick Perry.
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.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.
"Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced," the platform says, according to a draft obtained by Reuters.
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.