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Congressional candidate El-Difrawi supports email reform act

Congressional candidate Dr. Alec El-Difrawi supports the passing of a law that would charge for every email sent. El-Difrawi maintains such a law is the only way to stop spam.

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Recently, “Dateline NBC� aired an episode where they set up a hidden camera investigation to capture child sex predators. In the report, 19 men were caught going to a suburban home where they thought they'd be meeting with sexually available teens. One man entered through the garage completely naked and sat down in the kitchen, where the reporter handed him a towel to cover up. Another turned out to be a rabbi.

All of the alleged predators had one other thing in common besides getting caught in a sting: they all met their “underage� victims online. Adults posing as children entered chat rooms and waited to be contacted by men looking for sex. It didn’t take long. Of course, the perpetrators used screen names, not their real names.

What can be done about such lurking dangers? Alec El-Difrawi believes a viable first step is the Internet Reform Act II. This bill would charge (under a penny) for every e-mail sent. By charging, payment can be tracked thus eliminating the anonymous e-mails child molesters use so often to hunt their prey.

That wouldn’t be the only benefit of this forward-thinking bill. Fraud and spam would be eliminated because e-mails could be tracked. Like internet child predators, Spam survives in the shadows. By paying for each e-mail sent, companies will stop outgoing unsolicited mail and strive to send only to interested recipients. Why? Because it will cost them cash, while saving consumers and affected companies money. Time, energy and dollars used to try and catch spammers could then be freed up to pursue more noble, and profitable, pursuits.

But won’t the cost to the consumer be prohibitively expensive? Not at all. Most Americans use e-mail constantly and find ii indispensable. Say the average person sends 10 e-mails a day. If they are charged .5 cents per message sent, that adds up to only $1.50 per month. It would be difficult to find anyone who considers that a burden.

Alec El-Difrawi has faith in the American people. He has faith that the American people will invest a few dollars to battle big problems. Costing just pennies a day, the Internet Reform Act II will shrink the amount of spam and number of viruses our computers receive. More importantly, Alec El-Difrawi has faith that the American people will do the right thing to help protect our vulnerable children.

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