Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum promises to vigorously enforce laws to ban hardcore pornography in internet if he becomes president.

In a statement on his official Web site, Santorum said: America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography. Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women.  It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.

The statement blamed President Obama of having a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws. 

While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families that will change under a Santorum Administration statement added. 

It is not the first time that Santorum is advocating a ban on internet pornography. During his campaign speeches, he had expressed his opposition to internet pornography.

But, this time, it seems people are amused with his ultra conservative rhetoric as there are mixed reactions from the media and people. His statement found its repercussions in the mainstream media space as well as on the social media discussion platforms.

While the mainstream media discussed the viability of his proposal versus the impossibility of enforcing such a law, social media witnessed a barrage of criticisms pouring in against his stand.

If the government wanted to aggressively move against Internet pornography, it could do so, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh told The Daily Caller, supporting the viability of a pornography ban.

Atlantic wire report gave examples of Hamas and Singapore who made similar attempts to ban to advocate ban can be possible. It's also a lot easier to censor internet porn. In 2008, Hamas blocked porno sites in the Gaza Strip. The same year, Singapore banned YouPorn and RedTube. Michigan's legislature is trying to block porn from the state's prisons. Where there's a will -- and a little authoritarianism -- there's a way, report said.

But the same report also pointed out how difficult it would be to control the 100 billion dollar porn industry in the U.S.

Sharp and funny reactions are flowing in discussion forums like, Reddit, Twitter, Yahoo and many more. Here are some interesting tweets on the issue.

Peter Coles, a Twitter user said: Santorum is now going to ban Pornography... If you want to get rid of something obscene, start with Rush Limbaugh.

Hootie Wales: If Santorum becomes president and takes away hard core pornography, I'll kill myself.

Lord Kat: He's against women's rights, gay rights, pornography & god tells him what to do. No, I'm not talking about the Taliban.

Ken Fischetti : If Santorum becomes president - We get another war - On Pornography - which causes profound brain changes in both children and adults.

Hazel Nuht ‏: Another reason Santorum can NOT be the POTUS!

The Way: Rick #Santorum has lost his mind saying that he would ban internet pornography. Ridiculous! Getting out on a limb Rick.

Morgan MenesesSheets: I know some apolitical people who just started caring about the election. I Will Ban Pornography.