Obama Claim: "Actually, that wasn't what I had in mind."
Obama Sex Education Facts:
Barack Obama claims his vote for sex education for kindergarteners was a vote for "age appropriate" sex education. But Obama also voted against putting internet porn filters on school computers, allowing small children unlimited and unsupervised access to adult material on the internet.
The truth is there is no such thing as "age appropriate" when it comes to sex and small children. Government has no business teaching 5 year olds anything about sex, and Obama's attempt to pander to radical special interest agendas should be exposed for just what they are - radical. Sex education is a sensitive subject best left up to parents. Even Liberal Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry admitted the sensitive nature of teaching young children about sex:
"Kerry recalled drawing a diagram for his elementary-school daughter years ago when she asked him about the birds and the bees, 'She got so terrified, she ran out in tears,' he [Kerry] said." ("Politics Gets Personal on the Talk Shows, But Rarely Too Personal," Associated Press, Monday, October 18, 2004)
SB 99 (2003) Sex Education
HB 1812 (1999) Porn on School Computers
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the State Board of Education shall make the school report cards available on its World Wide Web site beginning with the 2000-2001 school year and each school year thereafter. Removes the requirement that the report card include school safety and school discipline statistics.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall require a school that provides a public access computer to equip the computer with software that seeks to prevent minors from gaining access to explicit sexual materials or obtain Internet connectivity from an Internet service provider that provides filter services to limit access to explicit sexual materials.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Requires a school to equip computers with software that seeks to prevent minors from gaining access to explicit sexual material through Internet connectivity (instead of requiring a school to equip computers with software or to obtain Internet connectivity from an Internet service provider).