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Senate votes big expansion of federal hate crimes (aka Pedophile Protection Act)
Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2009 | Jim Abrams

Posted on 07/16/2009 10:31:51 PM PDT by DesertRenegade

The Senate on Thursday approved the most sweeping expansion of federal hate crimes law since Congress responded four decades ago to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

The legislation, backed by President Barack Obama, would extend federal protections granted under the 1968 hate crimes law to cover those physically attacked because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

"This bill simply recognizes that there is a difference between assaulting someone to steal his money, or doing so because he is gay, or disabled, or Latino or Muslim," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Voice vote passage came immediately after supporters cleared a 60-vote procedural hurdle imposed by Republicans trying to block consideration of the legislation. That vote was 63-28.

The hate crimes bill was offered as an amendment to a must-pass defense spending bill that the Senate is expected to finish some time next week. Several Republican amendments to the hate crimes legislation still could be considered on Monday, but Thursday's vote determined that it will be part of the defense bill when it passes.

The 1968 hate crimes act covers violence related to a person's race, color, religion or national origin. Federal involvement is confined to a narrow range of circumstances, such as when the victim is using a public facility or attending a public school, serving on a jury or participating in a government program.

The proposed legislation, in addition to expanding the categories covered, ends the "federally protected activities" requirement.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; hatecrimes; homosexualagenda; pedophilia; sodomy; thoughtcrimes; thoughtpolice
Not a surprise that the DemRats decided to push this through late at night. This is the bill that threatens to imprison Pastors who speak out against homosexuality and also protects every alternative lifestyle (including pedophilia). This was a big deal last month and many decent Congressmen tried to put a stop to it. Unfortunatley, it looks like the Dem slime and the homosexual lobby snuck it through.
1 posted on 07/16/2009 10:31:52 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

Don’t pass the GD bill.


2 posted on 07/16/2009 10:34:39 PM PDT by Tax Government (Sarah NOW.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Harry Reid is safe since this bill obviously protects the mentally ill from needed treatment.


3 posted on 07/16/2009 10:36:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DesertRenegade

Another brick in the wall of our prison or another straw on the camel’s back?


4 posted on 07/16/2009 10:37:59 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: DesertRenegade
"This bill simply recognizes that there is a difference between assaulting someone to steal his money, or doing so because he is gay, or disabled, or Latino or Muslim,"

There is no such difference. A person's reasons for doing wrong are quite irrelevant. To criminalize the reason is to criminalize thought and belief—a very vile and evil thing to do. This is thought crime legislation, and should be referred to as such.

5 posted on 07/16/2009 10:38:01 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: DesertRenegade

F*** this shit. And F*** the marxists who voted for it.


6 posted on 07/16/2009 10:41:46 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: sourcery
So when you have a gang of blacks attacking a family like in Ohio who were white will they be charged with a hate crime?
7 posted on 07/16/2009 10:42:38 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953
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To: DesertRenegade

I don’t see anything at all about protecting pedophiles...Are you just trying to be funny?


8 posted on 07/16/2009 10:45:08 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: DesertRenegade

bump


9 posted on 07/16/2009 10:45:34 PM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DesertRenegade

“This bill simply recognizes that there is a difference between assaulting someone to steal his money, or doing so because he is gay, or disabled, or Latino or Muslim,”

And of course, who gets to decide which is the case and by what standards?


10 posted on 07/16/2009 10:46:08 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("Need has never produced anything. It has only been an excuse to steal from those with ablity.")
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To: DesertRenegade
Here we have revealed in a single spasm so much of what is wrong with the American way of government since the ascension of Barack Obama.

The passage of legislation at night; the passage of legislation by stealth, strategy, and artifice; the federalization of every itch and neurosis; the pandering to in-favor special interest groups; the triumph of identity politics; the elevation of one group at the expense of another; the sacrifice of constitutional rights to special interests; the exaltation of the group over the individual; the criminalization of civil issues; the distortions which occur from one-party rule; the hubris of rulers who operate without effective press oversight.


11 posted on 07/16/2009 11:00:32 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: napscoordinator; DesertRenegade
I don’t see anything at all about protecting pedophiles...Are you just trying to be funny?
The key distinguishing characteristic for now is that homosexuality is legalized but pedophilia (and polygamy for that matter) are illegal. That being said, given enough time, you'll find a judge who will apply the legislation to other deviant behavior that falls within the category of "sexual orientation."

12 posted on 07/16/2009 11:06:23 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Caligula's horse as Senator was smarter than our current Congress)
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To: peyton randolph

Anybody got a roll call on this?


13 posted on 07/16/2009 11:23:50 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: DesertRenegade

Looks like almost 10% of the Senate didn’t vote on this.


14 posted on 07/16/2009 11:26:44 PM PDT by what's up
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To: DesertRenegade

This must be used against Sotomayer.

She is a documented racist.

Then use it to go after Reverend Wright.


15 posted on 07/16/2009 11:52:57 PM PDT by NoLibZone (North Korea? The only buildings in Hawaii at risk of destruction are those housing Obama’s records!)
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To: guitarplayer1953
So when you have a gang of blacks attacking a family like in Ohio who were white will they be charged with a hate crime?

No. Didn't you get the memo? Only whites can be racist, and only whites can commit hate crimes. That's so vile, wicked and hypocritical any socialist knows it intuitively.

16 posted on 07/17/2009 12:07:17 AM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: napscoordinator

“I don’t see anything at all about protecting pedophiles...Are you just trying to be funny?”

Unfortunately, no: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=97115


17 posted on 07/17/2009 12:18:49 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: sourcery
Is that like whites need not apply?
18 posted on 07/17/2009 12:26:49 AM PDT by guitarplayer1953
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To: DesertRenegade

In a democrat utopia everyone would be entitled to equal protection under the law.

That is, everyone except normal everyday people, especially heterosexuals, Christians, caucasions who are not registered democrats, all conseratives and republicans, along with tobacco smokers, gun owners, global warming deniers, Sarah Palin and her family, people who didn’t vote for Obama and people who won’t pretend that Michellle Obama is beauty incarnate.

And of course, little boys and girls desired as sexual objects by queers and lesbians.

People who choose to live in small towns, the country and rural areas aren’t on the list yet but their behavior is considered highly suspicious.


19 posted on 07/17/2009 2:25:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you cannot be a good example you can serve as horrible warning - like Obama.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
“...there is a difference between assaulting someone to steal his money, or doing so because he is gay, or disabled, or Latino or Muslim,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Yo, Harry, latinos frequently beat up homos as “sport”, will that be a hate crime? What about black vs. latino violence, hate crime? Not likely, only white vs (fill in the blank).
And BTW, anyone assaulting me for my money needs to understand that the penalty for this decision will end up looking down a gun barrel, regardless of the hoodlum's race, religion or gender.

20 posted on 07/17/2009 4:30:47 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: RWB Patriot

All a ruse to imprison those who dare to oppose the Cabal.


21 posted on 07/17/2009 4:54:26 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: DesertRenegade

States need to pass laws protecting their citizens against attacks by federal goons against their rights. Punishments should range from expulsion from state borders up to death by hanging.


22 posted on 07/17/2009 5:05:30 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: sergeantdave

The MA “Bath Room” excludes orientation when the object is a Minor child. I predicted that that would be removed after it passes. They’ll use the Fed law to do that.


23 posted on 07/17/2009 6:28:14 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DesertRenegade

Let me be the first to openly disobey this act. Mohammedism is a cult of hate. Our government is polluted with criminals, deviants, liars, perverts and downright scum. I hate Jane Fonda. And John F’n “I’m a Vietnam hero” Kerry.

Is that good enough?


24 posted on 07/17/2009 10:18:13 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Of course not! To hear the libs yammer,you’d think that racism is hard-wired into Caucasian DNA,therefore disqualifying whites!


25 posted on 07/17/2009 11:06:06 AM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: DesertRenegade

BTTT


26 posted on 07/17/2009 12:12:31 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: DesertRenegade
Republicans not voting or voting yes on cloture and no on Brownback Amendment ('To clarify that the amendment shall not be construed or applied to infringe on First Amendment rights.')

Not voting

Alexander (R-TN) Bond (R-MO) Bunning (R-KY) Corker (R-TN) Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Martinez (R-FL)

Voting Yea

Collins (R-ME) Lugar (R-IN) Snowe (R-ME)

Tennessee FReepers, what's up with your Senators? What are you going to do to get them in line? Kentucky FReepers, what's up with Bunning?

Without the not votings this thing would have gone down in flames. Cloture would have been denied, and Leaky Leahy would have had to find another way to put one over on us.

Once again, we are being sold out by the very people we support.

27 posted on 07/17/2009 3:55:13 PM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: WarEagle

I note that my fair and honorable </s> Sen Harkin voted to obfuscate that the hate crimes bill would trump 1st amendment.


28 posted on 07/17/2009 7:21:20 PM PDT by LinnKeyes2000 (Palin/(some other conservative type)2012)
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To: DesertRenegade

“Voice vote passage came immediately “
Note that no Sen called for “division” requiring a tallied vote so we could see who the tyrants were that voted for it.


29 posted on 07/17/2009 7:23:38 PM PDT by LinnKeyes2000 (Palin/(some other conservative type)2012)
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