So images should be illegal, but someone actually pursuing a minor for sex shouldn't?
Millions of commercial Web sites and personal blogs would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or pay fines of up to $300,000, if a new proposal in the U.S. Senate came into law.
The legislation, drafted by Sen. John McCain and obtained by CNET News.com, would also require Web sites that offer user profiles to delete pages posted by sex offenders.
In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, the Arizona Republican and former presidential candidate warned that "technology has contributed to the greater distribution and availability, and, some believe, desire for child pornography." McCain scored 31 of 100 points on a News.com 2006 election guide scoring technology-related votes.
Child pornography is wrong, as the children are getting hurt. Children also get hurt when someone pursues them via the internet trying to arrange for sex, especially when other people tell them not to say anything. Sound familiar Mr. Foley?
If McCain is serious about this legislation then he must look within the halls of Congress first and come out and chastise those who KNEW Mark Foley was going after children and did nothing. He must also blast the House Ethics Committee for saying there was "no wrong" in that disgusting act.
So why doesn't McCain's legislation address things like Foley was doing? Because he really doesn't care. He thinks this is a good measure to try and woo the Christian conservatives. If he was really concerned, his legislation would include language to make sure another Mark Foley never surfaces in Congress. Of course the leaders of this country are held to much lower standards than the citizens.