@Hope & Faith,While I agree with you 100%; it is not in the
interest of the government to work toward a religiously moral society; that is
best left to churches.What it is in the interest of government is
"risk reduction." Scientific studies have shown a clear risk reduction
when children (even from potty training age) are taught about their bodies and
the biology related thereto. Further; most children who are abused are abused
by close friends and family; not by strangers... most of those who join the
proverbial oldest profession do so because they lack opportunities and get
caught in this web; it becomes a life-sustaining yet ever worsening cycle.Further abusers prey on both groups because it can be done in the dark
(as you rightly point out).The steps the Government can make toward
change:1) decriminalize consensual adult activities even where money is
involved2) comprehensive education for all children in the PUBLIC SCHOOL
systems starting in kindergarten and each year thereafter3) provide more
opportunities for other activities; other ways of making money; and healthy
@Hope/Faith "The only way to change a shadow is with light.
Religious intolerance means amoral society. The fix: Restore religion".OK. Exactly how? Specifics please. Does intolerance pertain to atheists?
Does religious intolerance pertain to Muslims? (Most definitely see a lot of
this. Unfortunately all one must do is read through the comment section from
certain articles in this newspaper.) Whom exactly defines morality? Me? You? Our
neighbors? The government? "Right now, more and more professors
are teaching hate against religion. Somehow religion doesn't get
protection, but if it were a professor teaching that gay marriage was wrong-
there would be an outcry".Could you please pass along credible
cited source material? I've searched the Internet and found nothing. Thank
GaryOPlease. It's pretty obvious why they would not tell you
which websites allow you to solicit sex. That doesn't mean this is all made
Didn't Trump tell us to go to a porn site?
" . . . traffickers use popular websites to advertise sexual
services."Oh really?Which ones?
These 'Victims' are unwilling to cooperate with prosecutors because
they have endured a history of abuse? What kind of sense the that make? Even
the ones new to the profession wouldn't cooperate. This this is how they
make their money.
...continued.The only way to change a shadow is with light.
Religious intolerance means amoral society. The fix: Restore religion.When lawmakers start taking religious freedom seriously, then the moral
compass of society will change. Right now, more and more professors are teaching
hate against religion. Somehow religion doesn't get protection, but if it
were a professor teaching that gay marriage was wrong- there would be an
outcry.I'm not even saying religion should be promoted.
I'm just saying it needs to be protected. We allow people to promote just
about any form of behavior on a college campus. Yet we can't allow people
to promote a religion that teaches us to self-govern ourselves. And we wonder
why immoral things increase.Are we daft?This lawmaker is
focusing on symptoms. He's not treating the cause. A moral people
doesn't commit crimes. If everyone chose to live a clean, healthy, virtuous
life of learning- where would the crime be? Where?Treat the cause,
not the symptoms.
"he plans to push for legislation in the United States to make it illegal to
use websites to solicit illegal sex and to hold internet companies accountable
for sex trafficking that occurs on their platforms."***That's exactly what won't work.1 - Punishing Facebook
would mean that Facebook would block bad content to avoid punishment.2 -
If you block bad content on Facebook, suddenly Twitter gets millions of new
users.3 - Could you pass a law against smoking if 90% of the population
were smokers? Not effectively.I'm not saying nothing should be
done. I'm saying that legislators who think like legislators aren't
thinking like users and addicts. If Apple never considered the way users
thought, they wouldn't have customers.You have to look at this
with a different lens:1 - If the internet ceased to exist tomorrow,
addicts would build more night clubs.2 - If you legalize prostitution,
then you can regulate it.3 - If you aren't willing to legalize it,
the shadows eventually become commonplace (Marijuana).