McCain supporters are so stupid it isn't funnySubmitted by silentboom on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 23:34
Once again, legislation targeting "criminals" opens the door to tracking email addresses "for the safety of the kids". This was forwarded by a shit for brains McCain supporter to his meetup group.
Once again John McCain reached out across the aisle and put the people ahead of politics. When I see legislation like this it makes me proud to support John McCain.
The attached public press statement was recently released by the McCain Senate office. We received a copy through their general press distribution list and thought it would be of interest to you.
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McCAIN COMMENDS SENATE PASSAGE OF KIDS ACT
May 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) today released the following statement commending the unanimous Senate passage last night of S. 431, the "Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual-Predators Act of 2007," otherwise known as the KIDS Act.
The legislation, introduced by Senators Schumer and McCain, would require convicted sex offenders to register their email addresses and Internet information with law enforcement, enabling web sites to actively track and expel child predators from their sites. The bill would make it a crime for any person 18 years or older to knowingly misrepresent his or her age with the intent of using the Internet to engage in criminal sexual conduct involving a minor. The bill also makes clarifying changes to existing law, following recent court decisions overturning convictions of distributors and possessors of child pornography.
"I am pleased the Senate passed the KIDS Act to help assist parents in protecting children from sexual predators online," said Senator McCain. "The Internet is likely the greatest invention of the 21st century; however, it has also brought ready access to millions of children to would be sexual predators. The fight to protect our children from exploitation has moved from the playground to the Internet and we must update our laws to reflect this terrible reality."
"By adopting this legislation, Congress can provide websites with the tools to develop innovative solutions to protect children and law enforcement with the necessary authority to convict sex offenders," said McCain. "This bill will also assist U.S. Attorneys in prosecuting crimes involving child pornography and ensure that those who use the Internet to prey on children by pretending to be a child are kept off the streets and off the Internet. I hope the House will act on this important legislation as soon as possible."
The KIDS Act is endorsed by MySpace, Facebook, Microsoft, and the American Family Association.
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