Surfing Pornography on the Taxpayer’s Dime

Barb Wire

Who’d hire workers to look at pornography all day? Try taxpayers. According to a startling new report, the National Security Agency (NSA) has an “unbelievable” child porn problem but is keeping under wraps how widespread the epidemic is. U.S. intelligence officials said that the Defense Department is quietly trying to deal with the pervasive problem on staffers’ computers and other devices. “What people do [at work] is amazing,” the NSA’s Kemp Ensor told a Virginia conference. “The amount of child porn I see is just unbelievable,” said the director of the Defense Security Service — and in particular among the agencies’ spy networks.

Unfortunately, it’s just another integrity problem brought on by the hyper-sexualization of every government entity under Obama. Investigators have caught workers at the EPA, Missile Defense, and the NSA downloading thousands of hours of pornography on the clock. And in most cases, they kept their jobs in spite of it! The problem is so widespread that Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) actually had to introduce a “Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay for Pornography” bill last year to address it. And clearly, the issue isn’t just a threat to those employees’ jobs, but America’s safety as well. Downloading pornography is fraught with technology landmines that could lead to serious compromises on national security.

It’s yet another stunning irony from an administration that devotes significant time and resources to punishing members of the military for putting Bible verses on their computer screens — yet turns a blind eye to the filth that others are surfing. Think about the message the Pentagon is sending by cracking down on religious liberty as it shrugs its shoulders at — not just any pornography, but child pornography, which is illegal under federal law! This is yet another reason why it’s so important to protect and cultivate faith in the Armed Forces. The Christian principles that the administration is so quick to censor are the same ones that help prevent problems like these!

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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