Skip to comments.'Foley problem' surfaces for Ohio Democrats
Posted on 10/11/2006 8:29:15 AM PDT by delapaz
In the wake of the Mark Foley scandal, questions are circulating below the radar screen in Ohio about the past record of Democratic Rep. Ted Strickland on pedophilia.
Strickland is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Ohio running against Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.
The issue surfaced Dec. 15, 2005, when the left-leaning Athens News reported on an anonymous letter-writing campaign to Democratic voters citing Strickland's vote as "present" and not in support of the 1999 House Concurrent Resolution 107 that condemned an American Psychological Association study supporting "nonnegative sexual interactions between adults and adolescents."
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The APA study claimed scientific evidence established that sex between adults and underage minors might be positive for children.
HCR 107 passed with a strong bipartisan coalition of 355 congressmen voting "yea" and only 13 congressmen, including Strickland, voting "present."
Strickland's refusal to vote "yea" has been interpreted as implicit support for pedophilia, as he was given a chance to join an overwhelming congressional bipartisan majority voting to condemn the APA study.
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he never answers the question.........
Too bad the Democrats forgot Christ's words "Do not critisize the speck in your brother's eye when you have not removed the plank from your own". Their ignorance could come back to bite them.
Having checked out that blog, seems to me that the guy is a flamer.
Look, can you imagine some asking Blackwell? "Are you gay?". The notion is preposterous. Blackwell is a man's man!
To even approach the question raises suspicions. Then to not deny it but to talk about his "wife" is laughable.
Pathetic. Truly pathetic.
Ohio, please come to your senses!!!!
Ok - here's my question, based on the following:
On 5/12/1999, it was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
On 6/4/1999, it was referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families.
On 7/12/1999 at 2:17PM, it was moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
At 2:25, the chair announced further proceedings would be postponed
At 6:33, it was "considered as unfinished business"
At 6:40, the vote occurred.
1) Was Strickland on either the committee or subcommittee?
2) If not, is it possible that he may not have received a copy of the bill or the study prior to 7/12/1999 to read? If not, he could be right - many would not have a clue what they were really voting on, and it certainly flew through in record time. Lord knows congress votes on things they don't read far too often...
Was two months advance notice engough time for Strikland, a licensed psychologist, to decide if this study should have been denounced?
"Strickland received a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1980. Ted is married to Frances Strickland, an educational psychologist and author of a widely-used screening test for kindergarten-age children. Strickland worked as a clinical psychologist at the maximum security prison at Lucasville, Ohio . . . and was a professor of psychology at Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, Ohio)."
So it's fair to say that Strickland voted along side Bawney Fwank on refusing to condemn pedophilia? Wow, what a nasty ad that would make...
2 months enough time? Absolutely. IF he had received/read that journal. I certainly don't read every journal for my profession. I could never possibly keep up. Keep in mind he also was no longer a professor when serving in congress... thus further reducing the odds...
I'm not saying it wasn't possible that he would have known about the article.... but saying that he had previously been a psychology professor and that the study was published in a psychology journal meant that he must have read and known about it while serving in congress is a stretch....
That's incredible. Someone has something on this guy...
Stickland was a supporter of Clinton's executive order in early 1993 which would have forced the U. S. military to accept open gays and lesbians.
This would have created all kinds of Foley situations, involving young service men and service women.
As a result of huge public opposition to Clinton's move, a Congressional mandate was enacted by moderates and conservatives of both political parties that blocked it.
Clinton and his far-left supporters then came forth with an amendment to override the Congressional mandate. That amendment (Roll Call Vote #460 in 1993) went down to defeat 169-264.
Voting "yes" on this amendment would have allowed open gays and lesbians in the U. S. military (and meant the demise of that military). Strickland voted "yes", as did Sherrod Brown the Dem's current senatorial candidate in Ohio
Strickland had over two months notice as to what the issue was. As shown by below timeline, Strikland's only defense is that he does not read his mail then!
4/16/99 all members of Congress receive letter on study from the APA.
4/21/99 Representative Joe Pitts (R) of Pennsylvania sent a Dear Colleague letter to all members of the House of Representatives condemning the Rind et al. study, with a copy of the Dr. Laura 4/20/99 editorial from The Washington Times.
5/10/99 The Family Research Council sent letters denouncing the Rind et al. article to all members of the House.
The second of these items is the only one I would place any emphasis on. The amount of mail flooding into a congressman's office makes it impossible for the congressman to actually read everything. However, letters from other congressmen most likely receive more attention than from your average Joe.
Now, if his staffers (who actually read most of the mail) didn't notify him of something like this, that isn't good.
However, I do prefer people don't vote when they don't know what they're voting on. The amount of spin is staggering, and if you only know the spin on something, and don't know the facts, voting on it really isn't that honorable... (note that this study really was sleazy)
You're certainly entitled to believe that - I won't stand in your way. :)
I just know that having taught at the university level myself, there is absolutely no way I kept up on all but more than a VERY small % of the articles that came out in my field. I simply didn't have time. :)
I well understand time constraints on reading publications in reference to your profession - but there would have been a lot of "talk around the cooler" on this particular study.
Thank you for allowing me my opinion and have a good day. :o)