Is it any wonder bills, such as “Kristen’s Law” H.R. 2103 to provide funding for the National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)and the “Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006” (DOPA) H.R. 5319 sit idle in committees?
Instead of meaningful debate, Legislators seem to spend their time trying to backtrack versus moving forward for ill timed remarks or poor judgement.
Was it really a “bad joke” when John Kerry told an audience of students: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq?”
John Kerry appears more focused on why he need not apologize then lobbying for meaningful legislation. His fellow legislators spend their time minimizing any potential damage to their own campaigns.
Was alcohol really the reason for Mark Foley’s scandal with Congressional, under aged, pages? Many in his own party have been spending their time distancing themselves from him. Now members of his own party spend little time on addressing child issues or legislation opting rather to devote themselves to protecting their own interests.
Are we really expected to believe when you look at these two, not to mention any of the other Congressional scandals, any members of the House and Senate when they tell you they are committed to protecting your children?