Yet again, an investigation into the computer habits of government employees has revealed practices that are not just shocking, they are down right despicable.
The latest report shows that dozens of Pentagon officials and contractors have been purchasing and downloading illegal child pornography — sometimes even using their work computers to buy and view it.
Purchasing and viewing child pornography is never justified. Child pornography violates all standards of human decency and is a sick perversion that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The fact that government officials — paid with our tax dollars and supposedly working to defend our country — are indulging in this illegal and immoral activity is horrific and completely unacceptable.
Alone, these allegations would be appalling enough. However, this is only the latest in a long string of discoveries of malfeasance. Still, when the Transportation Services Authority recently announced its list of banned website categories for employee computers, pornography was not on that list.
How many times will the gross abuse of taxpayer resources have to come to light before the federal government finally does something?
By ignoring this culture of corruption, our national security officials are putting our safety — and the safety of our children — in jeopardy.
At the very least, all government employees immediately involved in this child pornography operation should be terminated without pay. So far, no other government agency caught up in a pornography scandal has taken sufficient action.