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McCain goes after the Constitution, again

2006-12-14 18:06:51.762625+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

The weblog community is abuzz with the news that John McCain has introduced legislation that would hold weblogs responsible for their comment sections and user profiles. News.com has some more on the legislation.

This is the same John McCain who said: "I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected, that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I'd rather have the clean government." In plain English that's "I want it run my way and the rest of you can shut the fuck up", but you don't have to take my interpretation of it, you can go watch that video. (props to this MeFi entry)

The reporting would also happen through the the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, so I went over there to see a little background on who they are and what their mission is. They have a Flash based timeline, the intro to which claims that:

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that in a one-year period of time 797,500 children were reported missing. That is an average of 2,100 children reported missing each day. 1,682,900 children ran away or were thrown away. 203,900 children were abducted by family members. 198,300 children were involuntarily missing, lost or injured. 58,200 children were abducted by nonfamily members.

Now I've seen something similar to that fifty-some-odd-thousand non-family abductions number in the past, that's the number that Mark Klaas pulled out of his ass when lying testifying before Congress, but that last bit had a superscript on it, so I went and checked out their citations page, which says:

According to David Finkelhor in What the Numbers Tell Us in The Front Line (Alexandria, Virginia: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Winter 2002/2003, page 10), many fewer children, approximately 115, suffer one of the extremely serious kinds of nonfamily abduction called stereotypical kidnappings.

So what were the other 58,085? Or is this yet another set of lying scumbags who use "for the chillldruuun" as their rallying cry while they push more governmental control over everything and trample any notion of individual rights?

Yeah, thought so. Arizonans, please vote this fucker out of office. The rest of you, holler at your senators to stop this bullshit.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-14 18:20:39.697156+00 by: Dan Lyke

Here's McCain's press release on the topic. I always think it's fun to put sources named into a search engine, so I looked up his reference to "Dr. Sharon Cooper" and found a summary of her appearance on Fox:

Bill O’Reilly and Dr. Cooper discussed topics relating to the child sex trade in Mexico, the ACLU’s support for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association), and politics surrounding the issue.

Oh yeah. There's someone who's obviously intellectually honest and informed and interested in smart policy.