Just look at the hate in Ron's face above. I'm surprised he's not foaming at the mouth!
This is good Lauren, but remember, offenders need support, love and everything else you mentioned as well, not just hate, rage and anger directed toward them. You claim to be a religious person, so are you really?
I also was abused by a family member when I was a young kid, but do you see me taking my aggression out on all offenders in the community? No! I do not live on aggression, hate and anger. I went to therapy a long time ago, and it worked wonders in my life. I know many will not believe that, and that is their choice, but I know, and God knows, that I have changed. I am also a sex offender, who committed one stupid act back in 1988. So, would you allow someone like me to walk in this walk, or would you continue to shun me, because of what you "think" I "may" do?
If all offenders were the evil monsters you and your father continue to make them out to be, then everyone in society would be a victim, but they are not. Why is that?
Why do you continue to vent your hate and anger on offenders, who had nothing to do with your sexual abuse? Why? I do know how you feel, some what, believe me! When I went to therapy and realized what had occurred to me, from the suppressed memories, I wanted to kill the person who did that to me. But, I believe in the word of God, and forgave the person who molested me, then moved on with my life. I chose not to dwell on the past, which I cannot change anyway. If we continue to tell victims they were "murdered" and will always suffer from their abuse, then they will. But that is a flat out lie! It takes longer to heal for some, but not for everyone. Life can change, you must pick yourself up and move forward, and stop letting the abuse dictate your life. It will if you let it! I chose not to!
Your father, Ron, is clearly still running on emotions of rage, hate and possibly guilt, for hiring the nanny who abused you. He continues to exact his revenge on others, by pushing for harsh unconstitutional laws. Why? To make himself feel justified in some way? When is Ron going to forgive himself? It was not his fault! The blame lies totally on the nanny. She should be punished for what she did to you, no question about that. But why punish all offenders in this country for something a few have done? Why? If we treated all criminals the way we treat sex offenders, what would that make us? We'd be no better than some third world country that beheads and hangs people in the public square.
You claim to be religious, but it sure doesn't seem like it to me. Do not judge someone based on their words, but on their actions! Lobbying for laws that make it nearly impossible to get a job or live anywhere except under a bridge, how is that solving anything? Your father is the head of the Homeless Trust for God's sake, and he's advocating for laws forcing people into homelessness. Sounds like a hypocrite to me.
Tell me, how would any residency restriction, registry or anything in these sex offender laws, protect you or anyone you know from abuse? It won't. We should be working on education and prevention, helping those who may have thoughts of abusing someone. Therapy does work, if it didn't, then we'd not have it for alcoholics, drug offenders, etc. I do not know all the answers, I wish I did, but we are going about all this in the wrong way, IMO. Simply locking someone up for life, does not solve the problem, it only pushes it a way so we do not have to deal with it. If a person is intent on committing a crime, they will. These laws just punish, and punish and punish but never help solve the problem!
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I have sent this to Lauren on YouTube, I wonder if she will reply? I doubt it!
"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln