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Lest Washington City Paper readers believe that there are no voices in opposition to the Maryland Coalition Against Pornography (“Porn Free,” 6/15), I note that, in 1986, along with some other unabashed, unapologetic, undefensive pornography lovers, I formed the still-active, strongly pro-pornography National Consumers Association for the Advancement and Protection of Pornography (NCAAPP). We are incorporated in the District of Columbia.
NCAAPP takes the positions:
•That pornography is good, and good pornography is a delight.
•That we should have more and better and harder-core pornography, more easily available to those who want it, and more and better prurience, more widely and openly enjoyed.
•That those who desire not to view pornography have an absolute right not to do sothat is their loss (and it is a loss), and it is their rightbut their rights stop short at that point. They have no moral right to attempt to restrict its availability to, and viewing and enjoyment by, those who do want it, and efforts so to restrict must be resisted by every means possible.
•That the only real obscenities involved in these matters are the restrictive laws in force and those supporting, enacting, administering, and enforcing such restrictions, whether private citizens or public officials such as judges, prosecutors, and legislators; they are all walking, living, breathing obscenities incarnate and should be so characterized and addressed.
•That pornography itself is not a problem. The only problem is the pornophobes: sick people who are not only incapable of enjoying pornography themselves but cannot tolerate its enjoyment by others. It is crucial to our societal well-being that their efforts to impose their psychopathology upon everyone be thwarted at every turn.
•That when the First Amendment tells us that there shall be no abridging freedom of the press, “no law” means no laws about anything, including pornography and so-called obscenity, and not some laws about some things including pornography and so-called obscenity.
Long live the First Amendment. Let pornography flourish and proliferate!
National Consumers Association for the Advancement and Protection of Pornography