False Liberty: How Pornography Betrays America’s National Credo

The notion that pornography enlarges the scope of American liberty will seem extremely strange to those most familiar with what pornography actually does to those who become involved with it. In the first place, a growing body of psychological research is establishing beyond any reasonable doubt that far from giving its users some enlarged sphere of liberty, pornography actually ensnares users in a web of addiction. Those who were present…

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50 Years of Battling Pornography

    After nearly fifty years of battling against the production and distribution of pornography as an attorney, an elected public official, and a citizen activist, it is my intention to leave with the reader a brief summary of my own perception about how we have come to the current state of affairs with regard to the presence of obscenity in our society. That state of affairs can only be…

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Who Is The Lighted Candle Society?

By John L. Harmer, Chairman, Lighted Candle Society   When Edwin Meese, III, a former United States Attorney General, and I first formed the Lighted Candle Society in 1998 we pondered what we could do that no one else was doing .  Ultimately we selected as one of our mission objectives the pursuing of civil litigation against the producers and distributors of pornography. Our strategy included financing medical research regarding…

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