Congress fights censorship, promotes irony

Why is it that Congress wants to give the citizens of other countries the technology tools to avoid censorship on the Internet, but insist on censorship in our schools and libraries and government offices. I don’t see how these tools could be really work in, say, China and not in America’s schools.
Wired News missed the deep irony of this story, but CNET got it right away. Wired news used to be the best source on the Net for information on the impact of technology on society and the other way around. Its long decline shows how hard it is for a company like Terry Lycos to manage a news operation well.