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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9 2013 9:50 p.m. MDT

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coleman51
Orem, UT

Ms. Risman sounds like a very good woman and her work against pornography should be supported and commended. However, we as a nation could have nearly eliminated pornography if it wasn't for Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department. Current laws exist that would put these companies that produce this smut out of existence. There are only a few companies that would need to be targeted to do so, less than half a dozen. However, Barack Obama's Justice Department pulled every prosecutor out that was working on cases against pornography and assigned them elsewhere. In other words, no one from the Department of Justice is bringing these smut producers to court even though it is well known they are breaking the law. The result of their inaction is an encouragement to smut producers to produce their product with no fear of prosecution. Perhaps the focus should be toward the Obama administration rather than those who make this smut as to who to blame for an explosion of pornography in our society.

postaledith
Freeland, WA

I don't understand why whatever is wrong in our country that some people blame Obama and his administration. It's like they live in a bubble of righteousness and refuse to look at the facts.

arand
Huntsville, u

What are the facts please?

moniker lewinsky
Taylorsville, UT

I commend this woman for her efforts. I also wish there could be more education on the dangers of pornography and I wish this education would come from secular sources as well (like the "your brain on porn" website.
That said, ten years ago, I read a letter to this publication that accused the show "Desperate Housewives" of being pornography. People like this are a big part of the problem. I support penalizing businesses that are actually BREAKING THE LAW (and not just offending), and I'm quite sure that president Obama does as well. But I don't want to empower people who would go overboard censoring everything and anything they personally disagree agree with.
All we can do is educate people on the damages of pornography. Unfortunately, it is something that people very much want and Utah is no exception, being the largest consumer in the USA. It can be hard for liberals, at times, to see past the damage done when religious leaders seek to control others through sexuality or berate people for normal sexual behaviors. Pornography is generally NOT a healthy part of sexuality. But not everything that is sexual is pornography either.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

@ Postal
Absolutely. Couldn't agree with you more. We should all do that. Facts, not spin.

The Obama administration DID chose to stop pursuing pornography cases. That is a fact.

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