Protect Our Kids Act


I have always felt patriotic about the USA. I love singing the National Anthem and “America, the Beautiful” sends chills up my spine. As I grew older, however, and followed the works of various presidents, I have become disillusioned about our country. I don’t like the way the government has “secret” organizations that spy on us, and I don’t like the IRS, whose power seems to be omnipotent. Most of all, I do not appreciate the way the Democrats and the Republicans have been at a near standstill for the last few years.

However, in 2012 and 2013 President Obama and Congress have passed the PROTECT OUR KIDS ACT, which creates a national committee to study ways to prevent fatal child mal-treatment. This means they are trying to prevent the deaths of children who are abused.

This particular issue is very close to my heart, since I was abused myself by a live-in babysitter when I was four years old. I know the feeling of helplessness, desperation and terror that a child experiences when they are overpowered and tortured by an adult. It is heart rending to think of a helpless child being killed by their parent or caregiver.

So I am pleased at last with the government of the United States, which is now going to help with this gigantic problem. Here are some statistics about child abuse from Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, an internet watchdog site which is very informative on child abuse.

  • Every 13 seconds a child is abused in the US.
  • Since 1980, physical abuse has increased by 84%.
  • Sexual abuse has increased by 350%.
  • Emotional abuse has increased by 333%.
  • Child neglect has increased by 320%.

The Children’s Advocacy Center released information they collected over the first half of 2013. The Centers, which are in various cities around the country and help citizens stop child abuse, dealt with 150,000 cases of child abuse, and over 100,000 cases were reports of sexual abuse.

THAT MEANS ADULTS ARE HAVING SEX WITH CHILDREN EVERY SINGLE DAY.

These statistics are unbelievable. They demonstrate the moral decline that our nation is experiencing. Immorality has increased and it is having a devastating effect on our children. Do you agree?

I am hoping the PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT will root out child abusers and enact tougher penalties on them.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. andiradi
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 12:10:08

    Reblogged this on AntiRadiation.

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  2. aviets
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 16:05:36

    Interesting that you attribute child abuse to moral decline and immorality. Speaking from personal experience once removed, I would say it’s actually a mental illness along the lines of being a psychopath, with absolutely no cure.
    -Amy

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    • Nancy DeLaval Miller
      Sep 16, 2013 @ 15:19:10

      You have a good point. I agree that being an abuser is mental illness, but I think it is curable in many cases. In general our society is very “hung up” on sex, and continuously talking about it and acting on it makes it difficult for people prone to sexual abuse to avoid thinking about it.

      Reply

  3. Greta Hanesworth
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 15:53:11

    Thanks for speaking up for the helpless little ones. Isn’t it interesting that some of our most important work comes after retirement. God Bless you.

    Reply

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