Michele Bachmann pledges to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president

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Michele Bachmann just became the first GOP presidential candidate to pledge to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president in 2012.

Bachmann signed the promise yesterday in order to secure the endorsement of Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa activist who is the CEO of The Family Leader. Vander Plaats is asking candidates who want his blessing to sign a 14-point document that targets homosexuality, Sharia law, and porn.

While much of the document is aimed at restricting gay rights, bullet No. 9 is pointed squarely at heterosexuals:

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Humane protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy -- our next generation of American children -- from human trafficking, sexual slavery, seduction into promiscuity, and all forms of pornography and prostitution, infanticide, abortion and other types of stolen innocence.
That's a lot to unpack! But you can bet that it involves closing strip clubs, adult book stores, adult advertising, X-rated movies, birth control pills, pre-marital sex, and probably heavy petting.

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued numerous rulings upholding that just about every kind of pornography imaginable is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, the very document that the Tea Party and its Queen hold so sacred.

We await Bachmann's further utterance in the hope she's more specific than "I know it when I see it."

UPDATE: The pledge Bachmann signed also claims black families were better off during slavery than under the Obama presidency.

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Anon O Mas
Anon O Mas

Conservatives, especially Tea Partiers, always go on about the constitution and freedom and how the liberals just want to kill democracy (or something like that), and then the conservatives endorse laws and bills that force women to have un-necessary medical procedures and try to tell people who they can or cannot get married to. They love to inhibit the freedom of the bedroom, and have an unhealthy pre-occupation with other people's sex lives, while championing guns, guns, guns and the bible. Makes no sense. 

This is America. Try living as a woman in a country that bans pornography and see how much freedom you have there compared to the US. You sure wouldn't be running for president! 

Teatiller
Teatiller

I would not want to live in a country that does not have freedom. This woman is a crackpot.

GoldBacon
GoldBacon

That's crazy!  Because in the highly unlikely event that she were to be elected - or even nominated - some  of the best porn available would be Bachmann look-alike porn.  Almost makes me want to vote for her.

Slorhunter
Slorhunter

Michell Bachmann must have thought her nationwide 2% in the polls was just too high, and that she needed additional punishment.

Guest
Guest

Two comments:

1) I think we should ban Bachmann's obscene speeches.

2) Black families WERE better off during slavery than under any presidency since Wilson only in that the Black families under slavery knew they were slaves, whereas the Black families today (along with the REST OF US) don't know they are slaves to the Federal government and the Big Money interests that control the Federal government.

yonish
yonish

"Legalize Freedom"-Ron Paul

Adarkstar0
Adarkstar0

This is what our country needs. Nobody knows how to talk to anyone in person or have a true relationship anymore.

A2037475
A2037475

"the very document that the Tea Party and its Queen hold so sacred."

hahahahahaha, they only care about that part when it applies to themselves.

Pass Fair Tax
Pass Fair Tax

What do you expect from someone that brags on her Facebook page she supported the patriot act? Censorship is a slippery slope into fascism. Adolph would have taken her under his loving wing. Anyone that votes for her is either hypnotized or not using their brain. Only one person worthy of our vote Ron Paul - The Un-Politician - Refreshing.

Hickory Taylor
Hickory Taylor

Liberal women just can't stand an accomplished conservative woman. Instead of finding common ground we have women sticking up for pornographers. Instead of finding other areas of agreement and looking at this woman's accomplishments and contrasting them to what the current president hasn't done, the liberal women just beat up on her. Here we have a woman who has actually run businesses, adopted multiple children and wants to protect women from the ravages of porn, we have women who are supporting pornographers and I suppose child pornography as that's just another expression of free speech. You ladies really ought to check your priorities, is it more important to be a cool liberal or to try to protect the weaker among us?

Joshua Willis
Joshua Willis

As a Tea Party supporter, it'll be a cold day in hell before I EVER support this idiot.  Herman Cain 2012.

3WE3RE3
3WE3RE3

Dear Michelle Bachman:   Don't forget- if you  want to stop all forms of pornography, , make sure that you stop wearing braissair tops, short shorts,and  shorts, stop showing bare midriffs, legs, thighs, stop wearing blouses and dresses that show parts of your breasts,, oprenly or subletly, stop using hair dye and cutting your hair to be or look younger or prevent the appearance of aging, , stop using and allowing the advertising of such filthy sexual  blood catching products as Tampax or Kotex, stop wearing nylons and pantyhose to make your legs loo alluring, stop shaving that hair off your legs to hide their real hairy nature, stop using mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, lipstick,, nail polish on your finger and toe nails to try to be prettier and more alluring and cover up bodily defects. Stop using perfumes to cover up the NATURAL SMELLY ODOR of your body. Stop the advertising of women models  in alluring poses wearing undergarments in catalogue, newspapers, and magazines .let alone young girls, Stop using scantily clad wonem in movies, soap operas. Stop those sexy weather women reporters wearing low cut dresses or nylons  and high heels. Stop the women TV  and movie stars posing provokitivity in magazines showing legs, breasts and other body parts. Stop news reporters showing off their bodies .  One could go on and on , Michelle Bachman.  YOU and those religious perverts don;t know what your talking about..   Your a dumb broad, Michelle, when it comes to pornrgraphy.    without women and women like you  , there would be no pornography.,   And we men would't have the filthy , nasty  , vulgar thoughts that we have looking at women.   And you, Michelle , if you didn;t use all the MAN made products to enhance your looks, you would be the naturally created , narurally looking,naturally STINKING and SMELLY and naturally HAIRY LEGGED  creature that you are. Too bad , then, if you would brag of a long marriage .

Ward Hammond
Ward Hammond

That which you ban becomes more attractive and enticing. Fighting and denying sex only makes it ugly i.e. porn. People like MB are ruining this country with their hateful-, anti-, against- philosophies.  Banning porn with work about as well as the 'war on drugs' ---- NOT!

Ward Hammond
Ward Hammond

That which you ban becomes more attractive and enticing.Fighting and denying sex only makes it ugly i.e. porn. People like MB areruining this country with their hateful-, anti-, against- philosophies.  Banning porn with work about as well asthe 'war on drugs' ---- NOT!

Lotsa Snuggs
Lotsa Snuggs

the only thing i want to hear from any presidential candidate is a concrete plan to create jobs, strengthen our infrastructure and rebuild our economy.  otherwise, keep your hands off of first amendment rights and stay out of the bedrooms of consenting adults.

Mtview
Mtview

It seems this was all brought on by the need of support from some dip shit from Iowa! Iowa where the only thing to do other than pick corn is fuck , fight or hold the light! She really need not get so upset about the sex aspect....she can always go 10 rounds with Palin or at least hold the light for the rest of us!

Roe Pressley
Roe Pressley

This was already decided in the People vs. Larry Flynt. It's a non-issue, and this psycho needs to STFU once and for all.

rassiter
rassiter

What a great pledge, in the middle of a recession/depression/you'reallfk'd, to destroy a million jobs... Well, atleast the internet'll get a boost!! =) Until..

Slapp
Slapp

probably because if we ever say her nude we would jump into a swamp og gators to ease the pain of that site.

Cnh320
Cnh320

What a total cunt

michael
michael

This is somewhat sensationalist. That doesn't say "ban" - and the slavery angle is a limited point, saying things are, vis a vis the nuclear family, even worse now. BTW I'm not a Bachman supporter.

Fiyah Bunn
Fiyah Bunn

As funny as this may be, I don't see how a dislike for porn can be crazy. Bombing innocent Men, Women and children and calling it a "kinetic military action" rather than war or murder, seems a lot crazier.. Thats just me though. I still wouldn't vote for her by the way.

Jean Price
Jean Price

pornography  is it the same as prostitution? i personally think so as it teaches our young ladies wrong values.i say we need a good moral strong bussness minded woman or man in office. if you dont want your daughters undressing for money or your mothers or wives why would you want to see others demoralizing themselves in this way. as the countrys morals go away so does the grace of god turn away. this country was found on in god we trust in the ways we choose to worship him. and no where in any of our many religions is it ok to strip for money bring back the 10 commandments to our schools as some childern are not taught morals at home and this is why we are having so many shootings, bullying, just plain hurting and killing others. GO MICHELE BACHMANN YOU HAVE MY INTEREST I AM LISTENING!!!!!!!

nicholas
nicholas

I can see all those priests and reverends out there with nothing to do in their spare time but look at porn. Hell, half of them are not allowed to have sex now, what are they going to do without porn? think about it! 

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

majority of people on this thread don't give a shit.....i am stupid for thinking people would do the right thing even if it is the unpopular thing. Wow, adults totally create and perpetuate this porn problem. selling sexuality is like selling a piece of your soul, your integrity, and your self worth

Frendrick Smithson
Frendrick Smithson

that was a skilled way to end her political career, I am curious to know more of the whole "pledge" thing and who or how, why it was initially offered to Michele Bachmann ...if it was designed by an Obama/Clinton supporter or themselves even in order to undermine her favor and gain Obama support-because after reading the pledge, I thought of Oprah and Obama, then Bachmann losing support. Obama won the last election by process of elimination, and he/they ran a anti-war campaign to control liberals. Had he not expanded the war to Afghanistan, hired Clinton and Biden whom incidentally voted ("yes" we can) to invade Iraq, now still spending 2 billion a WEEK oversea's while state and federal programs are facing more cuts, arts programs are losing funding plus Obama also attacked Libya-I'd say then Obama is a real winner, and deserves the noble peace prize. In the end he's a decoy candidate- the war machine got what they wanted and Bachmann is a troll and set up. Couldn't help but wonder if now after as she is constantly being told how gorgeous she is in blog posts and by others in public- if she wants them or the public to see her as untouchable sexually-yet insatiable and controlling of others sexual fantasy or thoughts as porn does nothing but to fulifill this. Barf to Obama and this Republican whack job who I would rather see making out with Oprah in a sensationalized over publicized upcoming episode on her (Oprah's) failing cable channel- to help boost poor ratings. Did I mention Bill (Monica didnt play with my dog)Clinton de-regulated the banks and our economy then collapsed years following, or that Bill Clinton also turned radio stations into a joke after removing radio anti-trust laws? Now we have the same song and dance routine on repeat incidently the music business has also COLLAPSED. Liberals are an abused and used bunch of gullible people, easily toyed with. Obama wants an extra amount in donations soon I bet as he collected from "the gays" in New York recently at a dinner where he refused to endorse gay marriages directly, opposed to his position in 1996. I am tired of half assed politicians with deep pockets using the disenfranchized. Anyway the capability to contact Bob Vander Plaats is available through his website. I say ditch OFA (Obama For America) get some friends together and call the offices of subtle hate groups such as these and let them know what your thinking. I do- and have taken the time to "reach out" while in my underwear to "Focus On The Family". Its good therapy. Mind you Dick Cheney and Laura Bush did more for gay marriages in a short amount of time-than a list of Democrats (Laura Bush is a Dem f.y.i). Don't bother with pandering politicians.

Zbend
Zbend

Are we renaming this magazine the BachmanPages? fuck, stop giving her so much attention, we get it, you are insanely obsessed with this nobody.

Dennis
Dennis

Either he can't read or Mr. Hoffman's a liar.  The only mention of pornography in that pledge is to "protect [children] from human trafficking, sexual slavery ... pornography and prostitution ... and other forms of stolen innocence."So in other words, you're outraged that Bachmann vows to do whatever she can to protect children from being used in prostitution and child pornography.  I wonder why you would oppose that?

Rothbardian
Rothbardian

Hermain Cain?  You mean the guy who hasn't mentioned any programs that he would outright cut?  As a Tea Party supporter, you should see that he is not small government.

Vance Grey
Vance Grey

Cain has already imploded, you didn't get the memo?

Ron Paul will be our next president, and I have it on good authority that the White House theater will inherit a rather extensive library of adult titles once he moves in.

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

I doubt she is reading these comments...and what does this have to do with god? You would say everything right? Look at what religion has done to the world. It's caused more chaos than good. This country was founded on lies and deaths, and it was in fact stolen. You should probably learn how to put sentences together because it's a little hard to understand what you are saying.Your support for Bachmann makes so much sense as you are exactly the kind of crazy she attracts.

heather
heather

Just FYI - your husband or dad or brother surely watches porn. A lot of men and women you respect watch porn as well. Reality check please!

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

does anyone even see this as a gender or sexual equality issue? does anyone think of this as exploitation of usually women and girls? does the focus on barely legal and young girls strike anyone as icky? does the fact that making money and having porn matter more to people and society than women rights too not make up the majority of those explioted in the sex industry? does anyone think that making a multi billion dollar industry built on the backs of women a form of modern day slavery? does anyone think it is unequal to have women be paid better for sex than if they studied to be a social woriker? How many of these women were molested, have dad issues, abuse issues, and drug use problems in this industry, why do we not help them instead of use them? i cannot believe women are products to be consumed and discarded after....this is the ugliest form of capitalism.

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

hey aren't supposed to look at porn either in theory because it has completely removed the spiritual element from sex. Some priest are allowed to get married and have sex but becoming a priest is a choice to give up those things. people don't need porn, they won't go out on a rape rampage unless they have no control over themselves to begin with. this is the stupidest thing i've ever heard....porn will save children from being molested lol. as a victim of child pornography i have to laugh at these justifications because if i didn't i would cry more than i already do.

Rothbardian
Rothbardian

Banning it does not solve problems.  Just because you don't like something does not mean you can push your views and opinions on other people.  The government cannot, and will not ever succeed in legislating morality.  The sooner you take your faith out of the state and put it into the individual, the better.

Rothbardian
Rothbardian

It is very dangerous for a potential government official to say they will do "whatever it takes" to do something.  This means a ban IS on the table, whether it was explicitly said or not.  How would you protect children from porn without banning it? (although a ban would make things worse because responsibility would be given to the state).

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

thank you....someone actually gets there is a bigger social issue here than getting your rocks off!!!! its the kids and teenagers, what messege does it send them?? that as a 18 year old girl you should not go to university because society values you more for your young body and sex than for your education. i'm so glad someone sees the problem with this....i couldn't believe the posters on this thread....its like they never knew anyone who was sexually exploited as a youth or something 

Castlemanc
Castlemanc

Children are already protected from porn.  It's called a responsible parent that sets computer boundaries.  But the vast vast majority porn is made by adults, with adults, for adults. 

The "think of the children!" argument was used to justify both alcohol prohibition and marijuana prohibition.  Look how well that turned out. 

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

Women are not the only people in porn. You have to be willing to help yourself and that is what it comes down to. Other people can only do so much. How does this have anything to do with slavery?? Sex trafficking is slavery. Porn is not. They have willing participants! Do you understand the concept??! Look at what you are wearing, where its from and how you got it. That is modern day "slavery". You say porn is a billion dollar industry. That's exactly why its around. Well that and it's self medicating. Do your research, live another 10 years, and have a grip about how out society works.You're young and that's what it comes down to. Understand what the hell you are saying before you run your mouth about a bunch of bs. Look at all sides of porn. Really, look at porn and educate yourself. 

heather
heather

You can think your pure thoughts all you want, but the fact is that pornography is a part of every culture in the world. It always has been and always will be. It's part of human nature. Evidence of pornography goes back to prehistoric times, though it became more popular in the Victorian era. When excavating Pompeii (a civilization in Italy that was buried by a volcano in 79AD), they discovered large pornographic murals people would have in their homes openly. I'm sorry that you were a victim of underage pornography (which is illegal), but you have to have a more realistic understanding of the situation. We need to step back, see what is reality, and try to work with it not against it. Going against it will do nothing more than to make it more powerful. Repress people and it comes back 10 fold. Sure the industry isn't perfect, but keeping pornography legal will help keep it in check better. 

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

FYI we are not protected from porn just so you know....this is coming from a teenage girl who realized how porn eeffects the males around me and how they treat me. my parents were responsible but still could not shield me....i and another girl from school strted doing education about how porn effects young girls like us........however, it is adults that brush off our concerns since porn is so much more important than having girls recieve a mess that they are valued by guys for more than sex

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

look at the problems kids have with alcohol and drugs ....binge drinking, alcohol poisoning, violence, drinking and driving, date rape..........making it legal didn't mean it is harmless, that it is the right thing to do, or that it does not negatively impact kids or society as a whole...it does. this things were legal ....look how good that turned out too?

Biscuitsauce
Biscuitsauce

sexting is big among students at my school, in fact if a girl is unwilling to under pressure she becomes "frigid"

Bastiat
Bastiat

Why not outlaw death or rainy days? Your argument is that prohibition is a disaster, does not work, and has unintended consequences, but we should still pursue it anyways because it is the right thing to do?

Rothbardian
Rothbardian

It looks like we should ban cell phones.

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