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Kennedy cramming hate crimes into defense bill
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 17, 2007 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 07/17/2007 4:07:15 AM PDT by Man50D

Sen. Edward Kennedy's "hate crimes" plan – feared by Christian leaders as a way to censor biblical condemnations of homosexuality – has been proposed as an amendment to a defense spending bill, a maneuver opponents are calling "shameless" and "manipulative."

The Kennedy plan, which earlier was introduced as separate legislation, would classify gender and sexual orientation as specially protected classes of people under federal law. Opponents say it would require law enforcement personnel to become "thought police" to determine whether a crime already addressed by existing law could be prosecuted under an enhanced standard of "hate crime."

The White House already has suggested the proposal is unneeded and a veto would be in order if it is approved. But Kennedy has proposed inserting it into the defense appropriations plan, which Bush wants to pass.

The maneuver is one clearly calculated to put the president in the position of ending up vetoing a defense appropriation," Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel told WND.

Joe Glover of the Family Policy Network said the move is "shockingly manipulative."

"It is a shameless attempt to push the homosexual agenda on the American people by exploiting American soldiers who are currently in harm's way around the world," he said.

Many dismiss the idea Christian pastors and others who oppose homosexual behavior on biblical grounds would end up being punished for their beliefs and thoughts, including the ACLU. The organization issued a statement endorsing the plan to amend the defense spending bill to include the hate crimes legislation.

"The serious problem of crime directed at members of society because of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability merits legislative action," the ACLU said.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; edwardkennedy; hatecrime; hatecrimes; kennedy; liberals

1 posted on 07/17/2007 4:07:17 AM PDT by Man50D
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To: Politicalmom

Congress Critter ping!


2 posted on 07/17/2007 4:07:48 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

Watch for needless amnesty provisions snuck into necessary bills too. They will show up soon....


3 posted on 07/17/2007 4:10:09 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Man50D

Hmmmm... I wonder if we can attach an amendment for those that drink and drive cars off bridges, killing unsuspecting blondes.


4 posted on 07/17/2007 4:10:18 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: ovrtaxt
If dims effectively shut government down... Bush lays blame... points out their anti-American "put our Troops at risk" politics... been there done that and the dims forget how well the President can frame any battle with Congress. ‘toon won and he was dead wrong! Bush will win BECASUE he will be right. This will be the stake in the dims vampiric heart!
LLS
5 posted on 07/17/2007 4:15:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Man50D

The President needs to address the American people and make the case when he vetos this bill. That the defense bill needs to be sent back to him clean, without unnecessary attachments. The only “new tone” in Washington that works is hardball.


6 posted on 07/17/2007 4:21:13 AM PDT by maxter
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To: LibLieSlayer

As you say LLS, Toon was wrong and won. Why do you think that was? Because the MSM spun it his way.

If W shuts it down the MSM will certainly pound the Blame Bush button and he will lose! The Dims know this and use it to get their agenda passed.


7 posted on 07/17/2007 4:22:21 AM PDT by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: Hazcat

The MSM’s blame Bush strategy has lost its edge. A recent poll suggested 70% or so of the American public believes the media is biased to the left. They are out on a limb now. There is no more monopoly.


8 posted on 07/17/2007 4:25:08 AM PDT by maxter
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To: maxter

70% believe the MSM is biased that does not mean they think the MSM is wrong.

Yes, the MSM is slowly dieing but they are still a powerful force when their all on one track.


9 posted on 07/17/2007 4:28:20 AM PDT by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: maxter

Bush should put forward a bill of his own banning this practice of attaching pork and underhanded special interest group agenda’s to bills once and for all.
How did this practice begin anyways? It’s insane.


10 posted on 07/17/2007 4:30:08 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Man50D

The gag reflex starts while reading all the righteous indignation. Both sides sneak failed legislation into appropriations bills. That’s a tactic as old as the republic.


11 posted on 07/17/2007 4:31:40 AM PDT by DaGman (`)
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To: Hazcat

Yes the MSM is still very powerful indeed but they are losing ground consistently, on a downward trend. This is good news. The new media is filling in the gap. It will take time, of course, but there is hope where little existed in years past.


12 posted on 07/17/2007 4:33:56 AM PDT by maxter
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To: Nathan Zachary

I agree. Make that case to the American people and he will win hands down.


13 posted on 07/17/2007 4:35:37 AM PDT by maxter
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To: Nathan Zachary
Bush should put forward a bill of his own banning...
He could advocate a bill. Or one of his allies in congress could put forward a bill.

But I don't think the President can do it.

14 posted on 07/17/2007 4:42:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Hazcat

The President OWNS the Bully Pulpit... and that along with talk radio will win the day. We beat ‘toon, all dims and the lsm when it came to amnetsy... we will do the same when it comes to this.

LLS


15 posted on 07/17/2007 5:00:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Man50D

Gee, no LOVE crimes?

Like leaving a young woman to DROWN in your car after a failed attempt to “get some” and driving off a bridge while wasted?


16 posted on 07/17/2007 5:09:01 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert
Like leaving a young woman to DROWN in your car after a failed attempt to “get some” and driving off a bridge while wasted?

Leaving her to drown was OK because she wasn't a homosexual. ;O)
17 posted on 07/17/2007 5:11:33 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

Copiously Corrupt Cowardly Commie Congress Critter bump!


18 posted on 07/17/2007 5:15:15 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: Man50D
Gee, I wonder if more conservative towns could declare themselves “thought sanctuaries” or “hate-crime free zones”, and whine that, since they don’t have the resources to enforce federal thought-laws, they are ordering their police & officials not to cooperate with federal authorities enforcing hate-crimes laws.

Just a thought, since it seems to work for Lib cities & their beloved illegal aliens.

19 posted on 07/17/2007 5:32:11 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Man50D

Are these “hate crime” provisions going to be applied to the words of the Koran as well?

Because the Muslims claim that homosexuality is just one sort of mischief that gets body parts lopped off. For the one who is unfortunate enough to get caught while engaged in this sort of behavior, his best bet would be decapitation.

Because it would be quite painful to sit down to urinate for some time. And the reminder would be there for the rest of his life.


20 posted on 07/17/2007 5:34:38 AM PDT by alloysteel (Choose carefully the hill you would die upon. For if you win, the view is magnificent.)
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To: Man50D

Why isn’t this phat phreak of a “Senator” excommunicated from the Catholic Church? This noxious effort by Teddy is in direct opposition to the teachings of the Church and now, the Boston Cardinal should throw the bum OUT!!!!


21 posted on 07/17/2007 5:46:57 AM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: Man50D

May 27, 2175 (SeeBS) We have breaking news this evening. Good evening and welcome, I’m perky Katie Couric. Health officials have expressed concern over the condition of Massachussetts senator Ted Kennedy after noting that he has not left the senate chamber in over 50 years. Despite the layer of dust that has settled on him and more than 1200 bills to give amnesty to and estimated 187 million undocumented workers in the US, Kennedy remains in the senate. Kennedy relatives were surprised to learn that the senator, who was re-elected by voters for his record-breaking 317th term, was still in the senate.

“I thought he was dead”, said Maria Schriver Schwarzenegger (who has looked like she was dead since her early 40s).

His personal physician noted that, during Kennedy’s last physical exam two years ago, the amount of blood in his alcohol system had increased slightly to 3.5%, a gain of almost .3% from his previous exam three years before.

“I am concerned that, as the amount of blood in his system increases, it could jeopardize his health and make him critically ill,” stated his doctor Neal Crock. “In the past two years, I have been called to the senate chamber on three different occasions to give him an emergency IV of Johnny Walker, Crown Royal, or Beefeater. An increase of actual hemoglobin in his system is toxic to him and could bring on sudden death.”

Senator Kennedy’s office had no comment when SeeBS attempted to contact them for a response to this story.


22 posted on 07/17/2007 5:55:24 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment

What a coincidence, I hate the Kennedys.
Here’s a good one. To offset my carbon footprint, I’m going to adopt a tree on Copper Bowl Trail.


23 posted on 07/17/2007 6:15:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: maxter

#6 Yes, but he won’t!


24 posted on 07/17/2007 6:18:10 AM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Man50D

You can’t get much more leftist than that guy, Teddy.


25 posted on 07/17/2007 6:23:52 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Man50D

Why, oh why, can’t the fact that the ACLU was founded by communists be exposed for all to see, once and for all?

It’s fact, not an opinion. Verification is only a few clicks away? Why?


26 posted on 07/17/2007 6:29:37 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: Man50D

Truly kennedy is just one disgusting human being. Period!


27 posted on 07/17/2007 6:46:28 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Man50D

Truly kennedy is just one disgusting human being. Period!


28 posted on 07/17/2007 6:46:30 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Man50D

Truly kennedy is just one disgusting human being. Period!


29 posted on 07/17/2007 6:46:31 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: All

I’d like to suggest an alternate place for Bloato Boozo to cram his hate crimes bill.


30 posted on 07/17/2007 8:57:03 AM PDT by DPMD (dpmd)
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To: Man50D

“Opponents say it would require law enforcement personnel to become “thought police”...”

Isn’t that true of all ‘hate crime’?
If this proposed law is unacceptable, shouldn’t all hate crime be dumped?


31 posted on 07/17/2007 2:06:14 PM PDT by gcruse (Let's strike Iran while it's hot.)
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To: Man50D

Bump for Piranaha


32 posted on 07/18/2007 1:36:47 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Northern Yankee

bump


33 posted on 07/20/2007 6:26:39 AM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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