UTAH – The state of Utah has now officially declared porn a public health crisis. Utah’s governor, Gary Herbert, signed a resolution calling for additional research and education so that people can learn how pornography is harmful. I guess the state of Utah has the economy, education, homelessness, and every other serious issue of the day pretty well taken care of if it’s focusing on this.
There are certain kinds of pornography and need to be cracked down on. Anything that advocates violence or rape obviously need to be addressed. And child porn is a different situation altogether. But aside from that, how much do you want the state – any state – making decisions about what you watch that goes on between two consenting adults in private?
I want you to take a look at a picture of Gary Herbert, the governor of Utah. Take a good look at him. Is this a man you want making decisions about your personal life, whether or not you’re in favor of pornography? It’s not a face I think many people want to have peering into their bedrooms or onto their computers.