Digger Cartwright - My Own Words
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7 Stupid Issues in America Today - Issue #3 Pornography
7 Stupid Issues in America Today
Americans and the media regularly debate a host of social, moral, and religious issues. It is alarming to see the emotion that many individuals have invested in these issues. Clearly, emotions have clouded the rational judgment and logic of these individuals. It is good to be passionate about what you believe in, but such passion is a detriment when trying to work to solve the problems of America and society and often leads to divisiveness and animosity towards those with opposing views.
The debates seem to intensify during each election cycle when the politicians are grilled on their positions and beliefs on some very divisive social issues. There are many clearly established laws that relate to the issues being debated. While it may be interesting to see how politicians or candidates feel about these issues in helping decide who gets your vote, their positions are largely irrelevant as their ability to change established laws is somewhat limited. Further, these issues are irrelevant when it comes to solving the greater challenges of America and restoring our greatness as a nation.
To me, it seems like there are seven stupid issues that people talk about, particularly in an election year, and to which they attribute too much importance.
Issue #3: PORNOGRAPHY
· Pornography—It appears that certain political figures want to have a war on pornography.Well, here again is someone’s personal belief trying to legislate morality for everyone else.If you don’t like pornography, don’t look at it or watch it—just like if you don’t like alcohol.If you’ve got some kind of religious or moral objection to it, that’s all right, but don’t try to shove your views down the throats of everyone else, particularly if it isn’t hurting you.If your neighbor’s unemployed, forty-year-old virgin kid is watching porn in the parent’s basement every day, what should you care?Why should you or anyone try to legislate pornography out of business?How’s it hurting you?I’d say the opponents of pornography are probably just sexually frustrated individuals who want everyone to be as equally miserable as they are.
Porn is a huge industry, and it isn’t going to go away even if politicians legislate against it. It would merely become an underground industry and life would go on. If you outlaw it, are you really going to put someone in prison for porn? Do you see the absurdity of it—putting people in prison for porn but letting murderers go free every day? Get real.
How about this to chew on—you know how we win the global war on terrorism?Let’s drop porn magazines and DVDs in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and anywhere else there may be terrorists.We’ll never hear from them again.That’s how we end the war on terror.
To read Diggers take on stupid issue #1, read this: 7 Stupid Issues in America Today - Issue #1 Abortion7 Stupid Issues in America Today - Issue #1 Abortion
To read Diggers take on stupid issue #2, read this: 7 Stupid Issues in America Today - Issue #2 Separation of church and State