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Should Mitt Romney Make Fighting Porn a Priority if Elected?

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has said he would vigorously crack down on pornographers if elected.

Should Mitt Romney Make Fighting Porn a Priority if Elected?

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insists his No. 1 job is fixing the economy, but a former Reagan administration anti-porn prosecutor says the candidate's campaign has assured him that he also will "vigorously" crack down on pornographers if he is elected president, according to a Huffington Post report.

And according to a Morality in Media release, Romney's campaign has told Morality In Media President Patrick Trueman that if elected, Romney would vigorously enforce federal laws prohibiting distribution of hardcore adult (obscene) pornography.

Now, federal obscenity laws prohibit distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV and in sexually oriented businesses and other retail shops. But those laws are not strictly enforced, the release says.

From the Huffington Post: 

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.”

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.

The report goes on to say that Romney has promised that if elected president he would require  every new computer be sold with a porn filter.

 

What do you think? Should fighting porn be a top priority for Mitt Romney if he's elected president? Or are there more important issues he should tend as Commander in Chief? 

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