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A Profile Of The Child Molester

Housewife is co-guest blogging for Merri Musings today.

I cannot blog about this topic enough. It needs to be brought to the forefront of America. Please, take the time to read the following links. Please take the time today to do a search in your zip code to see how many registered sex offenders are living near you and your children.

We have 8 registered sex offenders in my little town; not all of them are child molesters. I focus on the child molesters. About two weeks ago I downloaded their fliers from the internet database and mailed them off to the public parks and recreations department.  Granted, they are living within legal limits; but barely. In fact, during one MapQuest I found that one molester was living within legal limits but his backdoor led right out to one of our main ballparks; I mean the ballpark was his back yard! But on MapQuest; following directions from his physical address to the ballpark, yes he is living within the limit of the law; you know, if you follow the street directons provided by MapQuest.

A Profile Of The Child Molester

The majority of pedophiles prefer children on the brink of puberty and prey on a child’s sexual ignorance and curiosity. To quote one molester, "Give me a kid who knows nothing about sex, and you’ve given me my next victim."

The actual number of members in these organizations is unknown, though one, the Rene Guyon Society, is listed in the Gale Encyclopedia of Associations as having five thousand members. Other major pedophile organizations include NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association) and PAN (Pedophile Alert Network) in the Netherlands. Members receive monthly magazines and newsletters that include seduction techniques and advice on avoiding detection and prosecution. One group¹s "Lure of the Month" column gives advice on approaching and seducing children. In one month¹s column, soap crayons were praised for their effectiveness: "Children undress themselves!"

In addition to attending pedophile conferences and conventions, some child molesters meet via the Internet where they may swap methods, success stories, even names, descriptions, and images of children. Customs officials indicate that the anonymous nature of Internet communication is quickly replacing the printed pedophile newsletter.

Now why oh why can we not do something about the above mentioned group? Anyone have any ideas on what to do about these sick, sick monsters? Well, I do but I’d go to prison for it. All I can say is teach your children about the realities and arm yourself with the facts and be ever vigilant. We are no longer living in a society where my children can ride their bikes around our little, teeny tiny neighborhood anymore. I remember when I was a kid I’d ride my bike for miles; probably wasn’t a good idea back then either now that I reflect.

I see and meet a lot of parents who are ignorant when it comes to child molesters; they are under the false security that because they live in a "nice" neighborhood that their children are safe. Go do a search. Also, I hate it when parents say, "well I just have to trust God that He has them in His Hands when I let them go out the door." This annoys me to no end. Yes, I know someone who has actually said that to me at one time. While it may be true in a sense; please I beg of you to tell your children the truth - that there are sickos out there ready to pounce on them and hurt them and kill them. Now, you know I’m not talking about telling a 5 year old this awful truth. I also know parents who let their children wonder the neighborhoods who should NOT be on their own because of their young age. When I see this I promptly escort the child home to their parent. Oh and don’t even tell me that because they have a walkie-talkie with them that it makes it "OK" and they are safe. It’s a bunch of crap.

The CHILD LURES COMMUNITY PLAN is a multi-media campaign guaranteed to raise awareness and - more importantly - prevent crimes against children by arming all segments of the community with personal safety strategies that work.

Search Your Area for a registered sex offender. It’s listed by states and all you have to do is enter your zip code and sit back and be shocked to see who is living in YOUR neighborhood.

I had better shut up now or Merri will never ask me back again.

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Stop the ACLU! Blogburst - the American Flag

I’m a patriotic American.  I get choked up when I hear the national anthem.  The American flag is a symbol that represents our country and all we stand for - the red, white and blue.  The Stars and Stripes.  Whenever our country faces adversity or hardship, i.e. 9/11, what symbolizes our strength as a nation, our unwavering belief that we will prevail?  Our flag.  Old Glory.

The ACLU called the House’s approval of the "Flag Desecration Amendment" a "loss for freedom and an unwarranted assault on the First Amendment."  I find it fascinating that the ACLU declares that there is growing, nationwide opposition to this Amendment.  I haven’t talked to a soul that says "yeah, let’s burn the flag…it’s our right!  We don’t like abortion, let’s burn the flag.  We’re mad that they ended Everybody Loves Raymond - let’s burn the flag!" 

Terri Ann Schroeder, Senior Lobbyist with the ACLU Washington Legislative Office (aka Head Blahblah) said:

"Today’s vote was a victory not for the flag, but for lawmakers seeking cheap political points. The flag is a symbol, and today’s vote is an assault on the freedoms that it embodies. In a democracy, freedom means that we must tolerate all peaceful forms of expression, no matter how uncomfortable they make us feel, or how much we disagree. Lawmakers cannot silence individuals just because they don’t agree with their message or how it is expressed."

Perhaps you may think I’m a bit too patriotic, but I find the burning of the flag far from "peaceful" and for me it borders close to violent.  To me, a "peaceful form of expression" would be signs, speeches, or human chains.  When I think of flag burning, I think of militant Islamofascist freaks who would not only like to burn said flag, but a few million Americans as well.

Do I believe in freedom of speech?  Absolutely.  But I don’t believe in desecration of the flag - something that represents our country, our honor and the blood, sweat and tears shed by countless Americans defending the very right to fly such a beautiful flag.

Please stop by Stop the ACLU! for their weekly ACLU blog burst.  They’ll keep you informed and - if you are like me - somewhat ticked off, too!

I am the Flag

by Ruth Appeasing Rois

I am the flag of the United States of America.

I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.

There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.

Today fifty stars signal from my union, one for each of the fifty sovereign states in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.

My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.

My red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.

My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.

My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.

I represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity.

I embody American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home.

I typify that indomitable spirit of determination brought to my land by Christopher Columbus and by all my forefathers - the Pilgrims, Puritans, settlers at James town and Plymouth.

I am as old as my nation.

I am a living symbol of my nation’s law: the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

I voice Abraham Lincoln’s philosophy: "A government of the people, by the people,for the people."

I stand guard over my nation’s schools, the seedbed of good citizenship and true patriotism.

I am displayed in every schoolroom throughout my nation; every schoolyard has a flag pole for my display.

Daily thousands upon thousands of boys and girls pledge their allegiance to me and my country.

I have my own law—Public Law 829, "The Flag Code" - which definitely states my correct use and display for all occasions and situations.

I have my special day, Flag Day. June 14 is set aside to honor my birth.

Americans, I am the sacred emblem of your country. I symbolize your birthright, your heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.

I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity.

If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate, if I am nullified and destroyed, you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots.

Eternal vigilance is your price of freedom.

As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country, remind yourself that I am the flag of your country, that I stand for what you are - no more, no less.

Guard me well, lest your freedom perish from the earth.

Dedicate your lives to those principles for which I stand: "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I was created in freedom. I made my first appearance in a battle for human liberty.

God grant that I may spend eternity in my "land of the free and the home of the brave" and that I shall ever be known as "Old Glory," the flag of the United States of America.

A Tic In The Mind's Eye linked with Stop da ACLU Blogburst-Flag Burning As Free Speech
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MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy linked with The American Flag