In the era of soft-drink bans and illegal trans-fats, why have we ceded the public policy debate on pornography?
We have public policy debates about every jot and tittle of our lives. Too much sugar is bad for you, so let's ban 17 oz sodas. Cigarettes have been taxed into smoke. Every alcohol ad is accompanied by a fast-talking admonition to drink responsibly. Heck, people have even proposed to regulate gassy cows.
But when it comes to pornography, both the production and consumption of it, even those who recognize its evil and the myriad destructive effects on society throw their hands up. There is nothing we can do. Consenting adults, blah. Freedom of expression, blah blah. ...READ MORE