We Want Laws that Make Sense!
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We are all aware that there are many laws negatively impacting children and adolescents in the name of public safety and that these laws have been passed episodically over the past two hundred years, many of which are still in force and in many respects are counterproductive and precipitate serious mental, emotional, spiritual and in certain circumstances, even physical harm.
These laws also continue to be unreasonably taxing upon our dwindling resources, and do not provide the benefits promised during the periods of their enactment.
Since so many of the statutes impacting the conditions in which our young people learn and develop have been studied extensively by renowned experts, and have been deemed to be either ambiguous, contradictory, counterproductive, constitutionally infirm, or otherwise harmful to the health and welfare of our young people, we find it compelling that we move to establish an expert commission to carefully study and improve upon any laws that cause harm to our children here in the United States, and without exception, we demand that any law, once examined or discovered to be doing harm, be immediately repealed.
We are also petitioning against unfair and costly laws targeting sex offenders and their family members which are nothing more than emotionally impulsive enactments born of propaganda connected to the sex related murders of children, and additionally, we are also demanding legislation that prohibits laws bearing a crime victim's name from being enacted in the United States. We insist that our criminal laws must be premised upon the moral principles for which they exist, and not used as a tool to memorialize or commemorate any individual victim of crime.
Will you please support us in our efforts and sign our very long, but important petition?
I've also discovered that many of our sex related regulatory schemes continue to be unnecessary and intrusive to individual choice, have been derived utilizing a great deal of defective data, and continue to be so costly that they have become blatantly detrimental to our economy. I do not want my tax dollars wasted on such things.
Since so many of the laws impacting the conditions in which our young people live and develop have been studied extensively by renowned experts and have been deemed by them to be either ambiguous, contradictory, counterproductive, constitutionally infirm, or otherwise harmful to the health and maturation of children and adolescents, I feel that it's prudent that we establish an expert commission to carefully study and improve upon any laws that cause harm to our people, without exception, and with all due haste, establish an expert commission to review and debate these laws. Since correcting misguided legislation requires not only extensive reviews by experts, but also includes the input and recommendations of the public; through public hearings, written submissions, and individual testimonies concerning any injustices one has personally experienced by direct involvement with these regulatory schemes.
I also know that we need to better focus our resources on enforcing more effective laws targeting sex-offenders, and limit their reach to only those offenders who truly pose a high risk to our communities, but only after a careful examination of the evidence is conducted by genuine experts, and even then, only when those experts determine that a sex offender continues to pose a genuine threat to public safety, should their information be made public. I also recommend that we find alternatives to incarceration for the lower risk sex offenders, such as child porn possessors, since incarceration is so costly, and also believe that incarceration should be used only for individuals who pose a real threat of sexual violence in the community as evidenced by ongoing violent behaviors, or after repeated incarcerations for the same type of offenses.
I think we should be relying upon more accurate risk assessment methods to determine who should be on a registry and who should not, and as a constituent, I demand that genuine experts with notable experience be used for evaluation purposes, rather than permitting the misuse of crock-pot data sets collected by inexperienced practitioners who are disrespectful of human rights; the value individuality, or are devoid of humane consideration and compassion due to their own emotional deficits.
Additionally, I believe that sex offender registry information should not be made public for first offenders, under any circumstances, because if an offender has been properly evaluated and treated prior to release, legitimate statistics show they become "unlikely" to re-offend, and the high-risk offenders would be detected during pre-release evaluations, and if found to pose a threat, they should be 'temporarily' committed to a genuinely non-punitive treatment environment for proper treatment, but only for a specified period of time as mandated by law. I ask that we also include a new legislative mechanism for those who are on the registry to be automatically removed from the registry after a specified or period of time when no other arrests or convictions occur, without exception, and that it be automatic after a mandated mandatory period of time.
More importantly, I believe that sex offender residency restrictions are ineffective and wasteful, nor do they keep anyone safe. In fact, I am aware of several expert studies that specifically prove how residency restrictions not only increase the risk of recidivism, but also undermine the rehabilitation and reformation potentials of former offenders. The type of exclusion imposed by residency restrictions provide only for an increase in the potential for greater criminality and dangerousness.
I believe that my tax dollars are not being used effectively to deal with these issues, nor do I believe that we have a reasonable system in place to restore former sex-offenders to productive lifestyles once they are released, and therefore contend that our current efforts are are unfair and inhumane. I believe that as a voter I have a right to expect that we enact policies based on solid evidence, rather than fictional propaganda to exploit us through fear, or to justify our relinquishing more of our civil and human rights protections in America. I demand that we take action now!
I look forward to hearing back from you regarding your position on the above issues, and am asking you where you stand for this next session as far as improving our policies, and whether or not you support the use of an expert commission with which to base your decisions upon.