Why Hillary Won’t Sign The Pledge to Protect Kids That Trump Signed


The nonpartisan organization, “Enough Is Enough” asked three presidential candidates to sign a pledge that promises to get tough on anti-obscenity laws, but only one candidate returned it.

That candidate was Donald Trump, who promptly signed and returned his signed pledge before the GOP national convention.  

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson never even responded to the request.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign told the organization their campaign “has a strict policy against signing pledges,” but claimed that Clinton does agree with their mission.

The organization’s founder and CEO, Donna Rice Hughes, said, “Mr. Trump’s leadership and commitment to uphold the rule of law is demonstrated by his signing of the Children’s Internet Safety Presidential Pledge.  Making the internet safer for children and families is a critical step in making America safe again.”

The Blaze reported:

The eight-page pledge states that as president, the signatory will “uphold the rule of law by aggressively enforce existing laws to prevent the sexual exploitation of children online, including the federal obscenity laws, child pornography laws, sexual predation laws and the sex trafficking laws” by appointing an attorney general who would make these goals a top priority as well as provide law enforcement officials with the resources necessary to “investigate and prosecute Internet crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.”

The pledge also calls on the president to ensure that taxpayer-funded schools and public libraries filter child pornography from computers as well as establish a public-private partnership with corporations to create voluntary efforts to “reduce the threat of the Internet-enabled sexual exploitation of children by the implementation of updated corporate policies and viable technology tools and solutions.”

Hughes stressed that neither the organization nor the pledge was “anti-porn” but rather strove to protect children from sexual exploitation and enforce existing laws as more “kids are being exposed to very hardcore, extreme, obscene pornography which is not protected under the First Amendment.”

Although Hughes said that Enough Is Enough is a nonpartisan organization and the mission has received bipartisan support, she contended, “Interestingly enough, the Department of Justice, the [attorney generals] under [President Barack] Obama as well as under [former President Bill] Clinton have not aggressively enforced the internet security laws.”

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