Skip to comments.Will your thoughts be subject to 'hate crimes' law?
Posted on 10/09/2009 12:00:21 PM PDT by mrisiah
Klingenschmitt said, "Please call 202-456-1111 today, and tell White House comment line operators: 'Mr. President, please keep your promise and veto the F-35 second engine in the Pentagon Budget, 2010 Defense Authorization Act.'"
"Several months ago, President Obama promised to veto the Pentagon budget if it contained funding for the F-22 or a second engine for the F-35. The Senate killed the F-22, but after receiving nearly 22,000 faxes from us in the last 48 hours, the House ignored Obama's veto threat and voted Thursday to fully fund a second engine for F-35s. The House also sadly attached the pro-homosexual 'Hate Crimes' bill, which had nothing to do with Pentagon spending, to the budget as a poison pill.
"If President Obama vetoes the F-35 second engine, as he promised when speaking in Phoenix last spring, he will ironically kill the homosexual agenda and their evil 'Pedophile Protection Act,'" he wrote.
Attempts by Republicans to add amendments stating "pedophilia is not protected as a sexual orientation" were blocked by House Democrats.
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If they’re just thoughts, how would anyone know what they were?
The House also sadly attached the pro-homosexual 'Hate Crimes' bill, which had nothing to do with Pentagon spending, to the budget as a poison pill.
That is a blatantly false statement. WND is usually better about checking their facts.
Here are the facts. The “Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act“ was proposed as an amendment to the Defense bill by Senator Leahy in the Senate. This amendment was passed by unanimous consent. Not one Republican objected to this amendment and called for a recorded vote on this amendment!!!
The Senate went on to pass the Defense bill, as amended, including the Hate Crimes language, by a vote of 87-7. Only 5 Republicans voted against the final bill, which included the Hate Crimes measures, in the Senate.
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The beauty of the title is that you can be accused and prosecuted on the basis of a totally arbitrary standard. This should be as much fun as defining pornography by contemporary community standards. I think we all know how well that went.
There seems to be no shortage of pandering politicians running amok. I wonder if a gay can be charged for dissing a tranni’s outfit?
There is 0.00% chance that Obama will veto the bill. thought Crimes enforcement is coming to a school/church/business/home near you.
I guess you could be accused of a thought crime even if you didn’t think it. How would you prove your innocence?
The whole goal is to outlaw Christianity.
That may seem “extreme” and “absurd”, but think about it - who is the intended protected group?
And where/who is THE authority to say that that groups behaviors are wrong?
I still called regardless; even though it was placed on deaf ears.
You cant, that is the problem.
Those enforcing the law are the ones interpreting it, which means that law no longer has a set standard as it open to personal opinions by those enforcing it.
This is another attempt to further remove your free speech. Congress refuses to protect the Constitution they swore to defend. I am sickened.
I agree it can’t, but I also don’t worry about our thoughts being subject to ‘hate crime’ laws. On the other hand, I completely understand when/if, those thoughts are transmitted to anyone via any credible method, ie one that would hold up in court.