we simply must begin to truly understand that it is "We the People" not "We the politicians." When did the people lose control? Our country currently is being run by mis-guided, ineffective, unqualified ego maniacs who do NOT have have the "People's" best interest at heart and as their priority. If they did, this sex offender registry/branding would have been pulled way back long ago. But when your first priority is self-glorification and ones own rise to power, all kinds of horrible things begin to happen. This issue will NOT come to a head and change until enough of the "wrong" people and the "wrong" families are put on that list. (btw ever wonder why Larry Craig or Mark Foley are not on the List??) But that's OK because at the rate we are going it really is all a matter of time.
Any politician with any sense and with real moral fortitude would grab at this issue, stand firm, get the research, have Patty speak for him (among hundreds of other educated well regarded national figures) and win the election of his lifetime. I challenge any politician to, for ONCE, use this issue for the improvement of society and for the better protection of children instead of basterdizing this issue for ones own personal, selfish political gain. THAT is the true HORROR of all of this.