Also in the op/ed department, FRC’s Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, writes in today’s Christian Science Monitor about the recent overturning by the courts of the Child Online Protection Act:
Another federal judge has struck down the Child Online Protection Act. Had it taken effect, the 1998 law would have done one simple thing: require Internet pornographers to verify the age of customers through the use of adult-access codes or credit cards.
Last month, Judge Lowell Reed Jr ruled out even this basic measure of accountability as a violation of the free-speech rights of porn purveyors and their often addicted customers.
Chris Gacek, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Regulatory Affairs, writes at the Weekly Standard website today about the two year anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death:
THISWEEKEND marked the second anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death. It is widely asserted by the mainstream press, liberal activists, and some in the Democratic party that those who argued for congressional action in her case were not only wrong to do so, but acted without any reasonable justification. Quite to the contrary: The circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo’s death demonstrate that reforms are needed to protect persons like her in the future.
Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, if hes trying to get to the other side, Congress just made a lot more difficult. Instead of using their power to promote education or national security, the new leadership decided to pass a ban on cockfighting. Now it may be a vicious sport, but surely we have better things to do in war time than protect chickens. The bill would make it a felony to transport animals across state borders for animal fighting. Meanwhile, some conservatives are crying fowl. After all, 181 Democrats sponsored this bill, but only nine offered their support in banning the transportation of young girls across state lines for an abortion. Apparently, Congress is more concerned about chickens flying the coop than children. An animal rights group said they were proud of the House for taking a stand for humane treatment. But wheres this same concern for young, pregnant girls? When two congressmen offered an amendment that gave minors the same protection as roosters, their colleagues couldnt see how it was relevant. I suppose thats the kind of double standard you get when pro-choicers rule the roost.
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