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Meese Report on Pornography

July 20, 1986

Your editorial, taking issue with the Meese Commission on pornography, was factual in reflecting the feelings of those of us who disagree with the absurd findings and recommendations proffered by the panel. However, I feel that The Times is treating the matter a bit too lightly. By this I mean it is implied in the editorial that this report will go the way of other stodgy governmental studies; that it will be relegated to a dusty cubbyhole some place in a bureaucratic office and be forgotten.

There is a movement afoot in this country to abrogate, or at least cripple, the Bill of Rights. It has gained great momentum since the advent of the first Reagan Administration, and it grows alarmingly more powerful each day. Using censorship as a springboard and fueled by the combustive rhetoric of those within the Administration (Edwin Meese, Pat Buchanan, etc.) and those on the outside (Jerry Falwell, Phyllis Schlafly, Jesse Helms) the goal is to impose roadblocks to free expression. These are not evil people, but they are surely people who have twisted ideas on the true meaning of the Constitution.

PETE TORGE

Hollywood

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