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Hate crimes bill goes to Obama for signature
CNN ^ | 10/22/2009

Posted on 10/22/2009 3:39:04 PM PDT by GoldStandard

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate passed groundbreaking legislation Thursday that would make it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.

The expanded federal hate crimes law now goes to President Obama's desk. Obama has pledged to sign the measure, which was added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: antibible; antichristian; bho44; bhohomosexualagenda; democrat; democrats; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; impeachobama; obama; thoughtpolice
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1 posted on 10/22/2009 3:39:04 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: GoldStandard

We don’t need no thought control


2 posted on 10/22/2009 3:40:22 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: GoldStandard

I wonder what else is attached to this bill.


3 posted on 10/22/2009 3:40:28 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: GoldStandard

Hells bells? Why didn’t the GOP put up a fight and publicize this horsesh*t?


4 posted on 10/22/2009 3:40:53 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GoldStandard

Let me guess Existing While White.....


5 posted on 10/22/2009 3:42:43 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pissant
Hells bells? Why didn’t the GOP put up a fight and publicize this horsesh*t?

I'm going to guess that your question is rhetorical.

6 posted on 10/22/2009 3:44:11 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: SaveTheChief

I’m absolutely disgusted.


7 posted on 10/22/2009 3:45:03 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GoldStandard; All

....”that would make it a federal crime to assault an individual”...

call me stupid, but what kind of crime has it been?


8 posted on 10/22/2009 3:46:07 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (Sarah Palin - Supports a "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens. "path to citizenship" IS AMNESTY)
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To: GoldStandard

Who protects us normal people from the Government? /r


9 posted on 10/22/2009 3:46:31 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: GoldStandard; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


10 posted on 10/22/2009 3:47:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GoldStandard
re: added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill

Until we have a way to stop the and force every bill to stand or fall on its own nothing’s going to change.

Elections have consequences.

11 posted on 10/22/2009 3:47:28 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: Gaffer
Worse. Existing While Heterosexual ...

So if you walk down the sidewalk holding hands with your wife and a homosexual sees you, does that make it a hate crime?

12 posted on 10/22/2009 3:47:28 PM PDT by altair (All I want for Christmas is NO legislation passed for the rest of the year)
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To: GoldStandard

The Left and its minions can go to Hell.

Is saying that a hate crime... Yet?


13 posted on 10/22/2009 3:47:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: pissant
You forget, the GOP constituents who put them in office will not even give up football to battle Al Sharpton, the new NFL Commissioner.

How in the hell will they battle the gay mafia?

14 posted on 10/22/2009 3:47:46 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Call the NFL and welcome their new Commissioner, Al Sharpton.)
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To: Kimberly GG
call me stupid, but what kind of crime has it been?

Assault doesn't have to be physical. So much for the 1st Amendment.
15 posted on 10/22/2009 3:48:18 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: pissant

I know you are. All of us are disgusted. It is time we realize that the GOP in its current form is nether a champion of limited government nor a protector of individual liberties.


16 posted on 10/22/2009 3:48:18 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: altair

Yes, but in the end it still is about not being a ‘minority’ and the best example of a non-minority is a white male, unless he happens to be a flamer.


17 posted on 10/22/2009 3:48:39 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GoldStandard
which was added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill.

There needs to a law against adding spurious bills onto others in order to get them snuck through...each law needs to be a stand alone so that we all know what's being voted on.

18 posted on 10/22/2009 3:48:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: DonaldC

10 yrs mandatory prison sentence for anyone caught calling a Male *SISSY* for wearing Pink dresses, high heels and nail polish...


19 posted on 10/22/2009 3:50:41 PM PDT by TaraP (*Religion* is Man trying to reach GOD.Christ is GOD reaching out to Man.)
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To: MaxMax

Who protects us normal people from the Government? /r

Our Creator....Jesus Christ....He still is in charge, with all this chaos going on...


20 posted on 10/22/2009 3:52:19 PM PDT by TaraP (*Religion* is Man trying to reach GOD.Christ is GOD reaching out to Man.)
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To: SaveTheChief

Republicans...RINO just does not cover the situation. Try describing them as DIABLO (Democrat in all but label only)!


21 posted on 10/22/2009 3:53:04 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: GoldStandard

What if a gay guy hits someone with his purse? Is that a hate crime?


22 posted on 10/22/2009 3:53:26 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: NormsRevenge

The Left and its minions can go to Hell.

Only if you say it this way:

The Left and its SISSY minions can go to Hell.


23 posted on 10/22/2009 3:53:39 PM PDT by TaraP (*Religion* is Man trying to reach GOD.Christ is GOD reaching out to Man.)
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To: DonaldC

One thing is for sure, an attack on a white, Christian, heterosexual is not, and never will be, a hate crime.


24 posted on 10/22/2009 3:55:36 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Starboard
Using their logic, that would be legal and deserving if the person was straight.
25 posted on 10/22/2009 3:56:02 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: GoldStandard

T guess the GOP is asleep again!


26 posted on 10/22/2009 3:56:32 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cheetahcat

When was the last time they were awake?


27 posted on 10/22/2009 4:00:36 PM PDT by animal172 (Why doesn't affirmative action apply to the NBA or NFL?)
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To: GoldStandard

Guess I’d better go punch my LibTard, Femi-Nazi, Lesbian, Convicted Felon, Loser sister one more time while I still can...

*SMIRK*


28 posted on 10/22/2009 4:03:18 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: GoldStandard

Laws need to be “neutral”. Once you get into trying to interpet what someone was thinking you open up a big can of worms. There may come a day the left is sorry they went down this road.


29 posted on 10/22/2009 4:05:20 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: GoldStandard

Can someone point me to the authority under Article I Section 8 which makes this Constitutional? It is seeming to escape me.


30 posted on 10/22/2009 4:12:38 PM PDT by Federalist Society
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To: GoldStandard

So all other crime is Love crime?


31 posted on 10/22/2009 4:13:38 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: GoldStandard

Does this bill protect Fox News from irrational hatred by the Obama Administration?


32 posted on 10/22/2009 4:19:28 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: GoldStandard

And if a sexual-minority assaults a normal person, he/she/it will go scot free.


33 posted on 10/22/2009 4:19:47 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: GoldStandard

What about being a black conservative?


34 posted on 10/22/2009 4:19:58 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: SaveTheChief

And the RNC wonders why their letters end up in the circular file.


35 posted on 10/22/2009 4:20:47 PM PDT by Procyon (To the global warming fanatics the problem is too many people and the solution is genocide.)
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To: GoldStandard
When will the first religious person be arrested? And when will the people who are jury members be told that they have the authority to declare any law unconstitutional and find anyone not guilty of an unconstitutional non law and that they should never listen to what they are told to do when they are aware of the so called law being unconstitutional?
36 posted on 10/22/2009 4:22:34 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Royal 100 Club is Acting the Same as the Roman Senate When the Republic Collapsed)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
We don’t need no thought control

It's not "thought contorol". It's just "regulating interstate commerce".

37 posted on 10/22/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GoldStandard

Did liberals ever hear of equal protection under the law? I assume the ACLU will challenge this.


38 posted on 10/22/2009 4:26:47 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: GoldStandard

The feds can’t secure our borders or prevent infanticide (legitimate health & safety concerns) but they are apparently prepared to devote police powers/assets to cruise homosexual bars looking for straight bullies (guys like you and me, minding our own business) while using their state of the art Magic 8-balls to read our minds so that Perez Hilton doesn’t get his azz kicked or feelings hurt(queerwelfare).
OK, situation normal inside the beltway!


39 posted on 10/22/2009 4:27:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (Here's wishing massive liver failure all liberals)
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To: GoldStandard

I spent around four hours emailing each senator, so needless to say...

There are two YouTube links having to do with oligarchy, democracy and a republican form of government. The first is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhNobpG_4fQ . The video makes it clear, in simple terms, why our (past) republic was so unusual.

I still have some hope for the 2010 and 2012 elections. If not, then we will relearn what we should have known by 1989: that socialism is tyranny and doesn’t work.


40 posted on 10/22/2009 4:39:12 PM PDT by beejaa
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To: GoldStandard

Has this totalitarian crap ever been brought before a court to challenge the constitutionality?


41 posted on 10/22/2009 5:12:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: GoldStandard

This can be used to silence Christianity. Imagine your pastor in prison for teaching the Bible.


42 posted on 10/22/2009 5:14:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: GoldStandard

Wonder if that includes a verbal assault? How many kids will be committing a federal crime when they say “That’s so gay” or the next generic teenaged phrase?


43 posted on 10/22/2009 5:15:54 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I thought it was understood that if you hit someone without provocation or threat of violence or intimidation, that was a crime.

No man should assault another man without an expectation of greater force being applied to stop the initiator of assault.

That could very much result in the antagonist landing in the hospital.

Why do we need a thought a crime?


44 posted on 10/22/2009 5:16:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
And what happens if a black male attacks a white person?

Hate crime prosecution, correct?

45 posted on 10/22/2009 5:20:00 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: animal172

When was the last time they were awake?

Good Point !the last I checked for Americans there were only 31 in the house and 1 In the Senate out of 545 in DC.


46 posted on 10/22/2009 5:28:18 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: altair

Don’t be surpised.You’d probably hurt(sniff)some pervert’s feelings by such a display of(gasp)normalcy.


47 posted on 10/22/2009 5:35:41 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Prole

Dream on.


48 posted on 10/22/2009 5:36:33 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: liberalism is suicide
I was being sarcastic.

:o)

49 posted on 10/22/2009 5:50:35 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: jwparkerjr

“Until we have a way to stop the and force every bill to stand or fall on its own nothing’s going to change.”

That really is the bottom line. Nothing else matters until that is fixed.


50 posted on 10/22/2009 5:54:36 PM PDT by WallStreetCapitalist
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