Now that all our healthcare woes are solved, we can turn our attention to the true causes of all ills in our Great Democracy! Yeppers, I'm talking about sexting.
We're talkin 'bout Trouble, right here in River City,
With a capital "T" and that rhymes with "T", and that stands for.......
Oh, never mind. There are new laws being considered to deal with teen sexting, because in many locales, as one Ohio State rep reports:
with the current law, teens could be charged with a felony and forced to register as sex offenders, which he felt was an “extra burden” they didn’t need.
So for (stupidly and naively) texting a boy or girlfriend with a sexy message or picture, you can get a felony charge, and get a sex offender rap. Sweet. I was listening to a cable news report on the issue, and one woman was committing verbal hand-wringing: "What can we do about this problem?" The underlying question is "What can the Government do about this problem?".
Too late, honey! There is nothing that can be done now, outside of Mommy and Daddy actually giving a rip. and teaching their now-almost-too-old kinder what is right, and what is inappropriate. And maybe taking their kid's phones away, or giving them bottom-of-the-line TracFone that has only basic phone services. If these kids have no clue that sending naked pix over the cell waves is a bad idea, the problem is FAR deeper than what they are doing.
Mommy, Daddy, RAISE YOUR KIDS!! Teach them right from wrong. Quit treating them like special pets. Train them. Take time with them. Your kids are more important than your job, your hobby, your team, your pals, American Idol, or People Magazine. They aren't just a side-effect of sex. You will be held accountable for how you raised them, both now, and in the age to come.