Mike Lee Wants to Ban Internet Porn

Mike Lee

Porn is as ubiquitous as puppies and kittens in suburban homes; the most extreme hardcore porn is just a click away, from not only adults but children. The easy availability of porn has resulted in a growing mainstream acceptance.

The only ones who rail against porn are some feminists and evangelicals who preach against porn even though studies reveal that red states are the biggest consumers of X-rated videos.

Americans believe they are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (watching free porn online.) A politician would be well-advised not to attempt to ban internet porn. Enter Senator Mike Lee, he introduced The Interstate Obscenity Act bill which has one main purpose: to make internet porn illegal.

Mike Lee is a devout Mormon, and he finds sexually explicit material objectionable on religious grounds. It’s irrelevant if consuming pornography is against the Bible, Koran or the Book of Mormon, the Constitution is the law of the land, not the aforementioned scriptures.

I can understand if a person finds porn objectionable and wants to ban it on the grounds that it objectifies and demeans women. Indeed, the vast majority of adult material reduces women to body parts, orifices for the sexual gratification of males.

I can also understand if a person wants to make it difficult for children to access X-rated material, watching porn can do irreparable harm to young children.

But the genie is out of the bottle and attempting to ban internet porn is a fool’s errand. Porn is free speech and it’s here to stay. If you find erotica sinful or demeaning to women don’t watch it and if you have children, monitor what they watch online

Mike Lee Tweets His Hatred of Democracy

“Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity are.  We want the human condition to flourish.  Rank democracy can thwart that.”

Mike Lee

This tweet wasn’t posted by an authoritarian despot but by a United States senator who you’d think would be proudly proclaiming all the benefits of democracy.

This tweet is just oozing with contempt and disdain for American democracy. I would expect a Putin or a Kim Jong-un to dismiss our form of government as “rank democracy”, not a Republican senator who drapes himself in the American flag.

No senator, America isn’t a “rank” democracy, it’s a glorious democracy, a precious democracy, a supreme democracy.

Democracy is the objective; liberty, peace and prosperity for all Americans, not just for elitists who can’t spell the likes of Mike Lee.

Republicans have shown their true colors, they’re not interested in achieving a more perfect union and a democracy where everyone regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation or race will thrive and prosper. They lust for fascism and theocracy.

Lee should be careful, because if Republicans succeed in turning our democracy into a theocracy, he would be an outcast just like immigrants, racial minorities, gays and lesbians and women. Lee is a Mormon and evangelicals consider the Church of Latter-Day Saints a cult.

Lee states that he wants the human condition to flourish, the human condition is to celebrate power and to demonize and oppress everyone who doesn’t belong to the elite class.

It’s democracy, and democracy alone that can lift us up from the human condition.

The citizens of the great state of Utah should demonstrate that they value democracy by voting Lee out of office.