Government quietly taking away mainstream porn

The 2257 laws concern the possession, acting in, production, selling or publishing of pornography between consenting adults. The original law was written to protect children after the ilmelight was on Traci Lords, a well-known pornstar turned actress that started in the business at age fifteen after borrowing her friend’s sister’s birth certificate and using a fake license.
This is probably tied to the war against porn by Attorney General Gonzalez. As the adult industry gears up to provide records and comply or move overseas to make prosecution even more difficult, one has to wonder where the priorities have gone.
First and foremost, mainstream pornography should stay behind closed doors. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it, buy it, etc. There is the choice to not do it. Second, I find it absolutely amusing that the same conservatives behind the push to ban pornography altogether are the ones coming from states where there are a huge number of strip clubs. Just an observation, but isn’t that slight hypocrisy? In any case, pornography is protected by First Amendment just as much as the KKK’s publications. In either case, they offend some, not so much to others, but in this country, it’s a shame to lose the freedom to express yourself in whatever way.
This administration is trodding down another slippery slope. Wait. Where’s the Global Internet Freedom Task Force on all of this?
UPDATE (3:28PM): More on policing porn. DHS officers reassigned to different duties after a botched attempt to ban pornography from a library. Training in First Amendment rights is planned for all homeland security officers in Montgomery County. Don’t bother asking what defending one’s homeland has to do with pornography. Nobody knows.
MakesYouGoHmm < WallStreetJournal