This post is a follow-up to yesterday International Megan’s Law Action Item post.
Per the below article Virginia Congressman (my representative) and Majority Leader Eric Canter has hopped on the Human Trafficking bandwagon with other Republicans building a new website to promote the 5 Human Trafficking bills being voted on by the U.S. House this week including the 2014 IML bill linking them to the Bring Back our Girls Nigerian Africa campaign, nice huh?
Boko Haram Militant Islamists are being held up as the example to fight U.S. Human Trafficking, one has nothing to do with the other but I guarantee it will work. No politician would dare vote against a such a campaign, whether it's true or not. It's an election year for Congress and if they vote "nay" it will be used against them in November.
From the below article:
The bipartisan bills are part of an agenda spearheaded by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, to emphasize issues beyond taxes and spending. Cantor — and the Republican Party in general — are attempting to rebrand the GOP by promoting a more compassionate legislative plan as it seeks inroads with a broader range of voters, particularly young women. Although the effort has faced significant growing pains, the bills presented Tuesday are likely to pass.
As part of the vote series’ rollout, Cantor’s staff built a website about human trafficking, and the bill’s lead sponsors, all Republican, produced a video promoting the cause.
When emotions drive our legislation not only are bad decisions made, but people who pose no threat to society will be unable to provide for their families, travel for school or work or reenter society as positive contributors to their communities because of the lifetime of restrictions, regulations, fees and hoops to jump through that is always expanding. Their court-ordered debt to society has been fulfilled and to be successful the numerous and ridiculous barriers must stop being placed in front of them.
HR4573 was renamed (AFTER the Committee on Foreign Affairs moved it forward) to International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking. This new title is extremely misleading. Congressman Poe’s 2010 piece of legislation would be a more honest title for what HR4573 is really intended to do and has been intended to do since 2008, To restrict passports of certain sex offenders, and for other purposes.
One article I found earlier today tied the 5 Human Trafficking Bills including HR4573 to Backapge.com and now the below article and Eric Cantor’s office is tying the bills to the Nigerian girls abduction.
It’s become obvious these Federal Republicans are willing to say anything including misleading and completely unconnected abductions to get these Human Trafficking bills passed in the U.S. Congress.
Facts are insignificant in a panic and that’s what the Human Trafficking, Campus Sexual Assault and Military Sexual Assault campaigns have become a moral panic.
Fear-monger by any group for any purpose is wrong. The end does not justify the means.
Please contact your U.S. Virginia Representative today and if you feel industrious contact every member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and Congressman Eric Cantor.
House prepares for rare votes on standalone bills to curb human trafficking, May 20, 2014
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