Friday, September 19, 2008

Protect Our Children


All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to stand by and do nothing.

Hundreds of thousands of children are victims of sexual abuse each year. Due to the sheer lack of resources, law enforcement is unable to follow up on the majority of leads they have.The PROTECT Our Children Act will:
Authorize over $320 million over the next five years in desperately needed funding for law enforcement to investigate child exploitation.
Mandate that child rescue be a top priority for law enforcement receiving federal funding.
Allocate funds for high-tech computer software that can track down Internet predators.

This information comes from Oprah's website. She has provided all the information you need to contact your senators. I live in a county that once had the dubious honour of being known as "the incest capital of the country." If you think that most children are abused by strangers, think again. Most children are abused by someone they know: a family friend, a neighbor, an uncle, or their own fathers. Let's get this passed before they recess on Sept. 26th.

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