May 12, 1969 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD- SENATE
, .ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS OF BILLS
AND JOINT RESOLUTION
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, in recent
months there has been a tremendous
increase in the amount of unsolicited
obscene and pornographic literature
being sent through the U.S. mails.
I have received a great many protests
from my constituents in Montana and I
think the situation has reached such a
magnitude that it demands some action
on the part of the Federal Government.
While I recognize certain constitutional
guarantees of freedom of speech and th~
first amendment, I think that there can
be some controls established through legislation.
First of all, it is important to protect
children against this kind of traffic in
smut. Also, I see no reason why the average
citizen should have to put up with
this kind of unsolicited material through
the mail. I am certain that no one has
the absolute answer but it is my hope
that the appropriate committees of Congresz
will now give every consideration to
the necessary control measures. Whatever
laws may be enacted, I hope that the
responsibility for keeping this material
out of the mail will be placed on the
sender and not the unsuspecting box
Last week several bills were introduced
in the Senate which provide an excellent
basis for further discussion. Mr. Pres!-
dent, I ask unanimous consent to have
my name added as a cosponsor of S. 2057
introduced by the Senator from Indiana
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