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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    Okay, don't then

    I expect a certain degree of consistency of people. I am not saying I lose respect over a mild flip-flop or a bit of pandering. But when someone's entire philosophy is "GOVERNMENT IS BAD" and then they support stuff like this, it's a bridge too far for me. (Not that I would have supported Bachmann anyway, for multiple reasons. But something like this sure makes me respect her a lot less.) I guess we have different standards by which we judge our leaders, and if you can't take me seriously because of it, so be it, I'll probably be able to sleep at night anyway.
    Why, exactly? I am well assuming under your philosophy that government is good, but that doesn't stop you from likely declaring government is bad in other spheres of life.
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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    whats she wanna control? no more anal to mouth hahaha xD

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    I never said she wanted to ban it. She still wants to control it, which would involve government intervention. Again, we're talking about a politician whose #1 message is that government is bad. Obama wants the government to control certain aspects of the health care market, a far more consequential issue than pornography, and she considers it socialism. But when it's something that will rile up her evangelical base, government intervention is the right solution? I call bull****. Be consistent in your philosophy or I can't take you seriously.
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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Why, exactly? I am well assuming under your philosophy that government is good, but that doesn't stop you from likely declaring government is bad in other spheres of life.
    Right, but you're missing the point. Michele Bachmann has made it her platform that just about any and all government intervention is harmful to our freedom. I don't see how this issue should be any different??

    Barack Obama never ran on the idea of "all government is good", so it's not really hypocritical for him to think x or y shouldn't be solved by government intervention. Bachmann, however, IS running on the idea that "government is bad", so for her to take an issue as inconsequential and small as pornography and inject government intervention into it gives me great pause; if she thinks the government needs to solve that small "problem", who's to say how she will react to bigger problems? How genuine can she actually be if she can't even leave the issue of pornography alone? I'm no Ron Paul fan, but I respect him because he is extremely consistent in his beliefs. Bachmann is no Romney, to be sure, but stuff like this leads me to believe that she is not as genuine as she would have us believe.

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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    " the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy"
    You know, I've heard a lot of euphemisms for children in my brief time on Earth. That is definitely the worst one I've ever heard.


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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    Right, but you're missing the point. Michele Bachmann has made it her platform that just about any and all government intervention is harmful to our freedom. I don't see how this issue should be any different??
    She obviously has not if she also rang true to social conservatives for years. I'm still not seeing what you are talking about. I see your point, I just really think you are focusing too much.
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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    I wouldn't have voted for her anyway, but now that she wants to eradicate my porn...them's fightin' words!
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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    "Humane protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy () -our next generation of American children- from human trafficking, sexual slavery....all forms of pornography and prostitution....blah blah.

    Sounds like they want to ban it.
    But only for women and children. AFAICT, men are still free to indulge
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    support human protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy” and protect them from “seduction into promiscuity and all forms of pornography…and other types of coercion or stolen innocence
    .....where do you see BAN ALL PORNOGRAPHY?
    Exactly. It just says that women should be protected from it. It says nothing about men using pr0n.

    False alarm. Nothing to see here folks. She only wants to keep women away from pr0n.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    What, it never occured to you that women like it? Geesh - can't have a lot of porn people like without a chick last I looked.
    Do not fear, Aunt Spiker--Bachmann will protect you.
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    Re: Bachmann pledges to ban pornography

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    She obviously has not if she also rang true to social conservatives for years. I'm still not seeing what you are talking about. I see your point, I just really think you are focusing too much.
    I mean, I'm only focusing on it because that's the thread we're in. I just think it's hypocrisy. It's hardly the biggest issue I have with Bachmann, or the biggest issue facing our country (or even top 10). Just offering my take on it.

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