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Matt Walsh set off a firestorm with his recent call to ban pornography. While I question the ramifications of an outright ban on all pornography, I think think the libertarian opposition in the name of porn being “a right” is a bit naive.
Hopefully the discussion Walsh began can cause many states to take an important step that many of them have ignored in the fight against Pornography. They must declare Pornography a public health crisis.
16 States have already passed resolutions acknowledging this reality. The trend began with Utah and has been followed by 14 other states. My home state of Texas has yet to join the club. Unfortunately Texas is rarely the leader on important societal issues.
States willing to lead on this include Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.
Pornography is absolutely a public health crisis that is not only creating an entire generation of sex addicted men and women, but fueling sex trafficking along the way.
Government is not the solution to every problem, and in fact, it often makes the situation worse when attempting intervention. So let’s not automatically assume that government intervention from start to finish will be the ultimate solution to the evil that is pornography.
That being said, an imperative first step is to call it what it is. A public health crisis. After that we can start prudently evaluating the next step.