The Democrats have convinced some Americans that they care more about women and children than Republicans while they use the Constitution to justify the degradation and debasing of them. They promote the killing of unborn babies while refusing to allow women to know the dangers such a life threatening operation can have on them. They don’t think little girls who become pregnant, should have to tell their parents before getting an operation that has killed, maimed and caused infertility in the past. They think that the Internet in public schools and libraries should be unfiltered to allow every type of pornographic image to assault the eyes of the viewers. They turn a blind eye to sex trafficking in other countries where children as young as six are being sold as sex slaves. So if you have liberals complain that President Bush is stepping to the plate in an effort to protect people from the devastation of pornography . . . ask them if they would mind if their own daughter, wife, niece or mother was a victim of pornography, and debased in the way nameless women are in these magazines and movies. Then remind them, that these women are someone’s daughters, or nieces, or mothers, and they deserve better than to be treated worse than animals.
Protection From Pornography Week, 2003
By the President of the United States of America
Pornography can have debilitating effects on communities, marriages, families, and children. During Protection From Pornography Week, we commit to take steps to confront the dangers of pornography.
The effects of pornography are particularly pernicious with respect to children. The recent enactment of the PROTECT Act of 2003 strengthens child pornography laws, establishes the Federal Government’s role in the AMBER Alert System, increases punishment for Federal crimes against children, and authorizes judges to require extended supervision of sex offenders who are released from prison.
We have committed significant resources to the Department of Justice to intensify investigative and prosecutorial efforts to combat obscenity, child pornography, and child sexual exploi-ta-tion on the Internet. We are vigorously prosecuting and severely punishing those who would harm our children. Last July, the Department of Homeland Security launched Operation Predator, an initiative to help identify child predators, rescue children depicted in child pornography, and prosecute those responsible for making and distributing child pornography.
Last year, I signed legislation creating the Dot Kids domain, a child-friendly zone on the Internet. The sites on this domain are monitored for content and safety, offering parents assurances that their children are learning in a healthy environment. Working together with law enforcement officials, parents, and other caregivers, we are making progress in protecting our children from pornography.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 26 through November 1, 2003, as Protection From Pornography Week. I call upon public officials, law enforcement officers, parents, and all the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH