Sex Offenders Will Pay Government Fees Forever

Remember Obama Care, with a requirement that all American citizens be required to buy something? Is there anything in the constitution that requires a citizen pay for anything? Well, if you're a convicted sex offender, especially here in Orlando (where the sex offender task force seems to work around the clock) you'll be paying registration fees for the rest of your life, even if you've already served all of your sentence. Hum. This is America, right? Let's say you're convicted of possession of child pornography, once your "debt" is paid to society via a prison sentence and/or probation, it's over, right? Wrong. For the rest of a sex offender's life, he must report his whereabouts in person to the local sheriff's office. In addition, with each change fo address (even temporary) he must report to the sheriff's office and be photographed, fingerprints rolled, and provide additional housing information. After sheriff's duties are completed–it's not over–it's the beginning of paying fees to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Supposedly, poverty is no reason to put somebody in prison. But, sex offenders are forced to pay "fees" forever. The fees are $25, to update driver's license info within 48 hours of any change in permanent or temporary residence. Remember, "temporary" means staying somewhere for five (5) days total, during a calendar year!?!? Is this constitutional? Yep. A one week vacation requires registration, and fees when you get there. Imagine spending the first day of every vacation at the sheriff's office, then at the DMV? Shoot me now! Then, when you return home, more registration fees to tell them you're back! Wow. Driving two hours to visit mom and dad for the week? Register there. Pay fees. Drive home, let them know you've returned, pay fees again.

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