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David Vitter Wants The FBI To Do Background Checks On Teachers To Save Children From People Like David Vitter

by David Badash on March 31, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Legislation,News,Politics

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Senator David Vitter (R-LA), the man best-known as a client of the D.C. Madam — and other houses of ill repute — who did not face charges because of the statute of limitations, has authored S.124 – Safety for Our Schoolchildren Act of 2011, a bill in the Senate that:

Requires states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to:
(1) obtain an FBI background check on individuals prior to offering them employment as school employees; and
(2) if the check identifies them as sexual predators, report their application to local law enforcement. Prohibits states or LEAs from hiring individuals as:
(1) school employees if they have been convicted of a crime of violence or other felony; or
(2) school bus drivers if they have been convicted of, or pled guilty to, drunk driving or a serious moving violation. Withholds funds available to states for planning and administration and to LEAs as subgrants under part A of title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, if they violate such prohibitions or fail to take such actions.

Vitter is in his fifth term, has sponsored or cosponsored 85 bills, none of which have ever been signed into law. Oh, and Vitter is also a birther.

Earlier this year, Vitter sponsored “A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should reject any proposal for the creation of a system of global taxation and regulation.” Is that a jobs bill, perhaps?…

Only Senator Vitter could rightfully explain why.

Vitter this year also cosponsored a proposal to amend the Constitution “so that children born in the United States are only considered automatic citizens if one parent is a U.S. citizen, one parent is a legal immigrant, or one parent is an active member of the Armed Forces.”

Vitter, an ardent anti-gay activist, is also known as the man who in 2003 proposed a bill to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. He is also rumored to have a diaper fetish. I kid you not.

Takes one to know one?

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{ 1 comment }

JayJonson April 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Vitter is not in his fifth term. He is in his second.

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