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Dem Rep wants to make bullying a federal offense
Hot Air ^ | 3/17/11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/18/2011 6:48:00 AM PDT by Baynative

While the Department of Education continues its crackdown on mean-spirited taunting on Facebook, some members of Congress are joining the fight in Washington’s War on Bullying with a new bill aimed directly at kids who target students with disabilities.

Rep. Jackie Speier, California Democrat, will introduce a bill that would require schools to report incidents of bullying against children diagnosed with conditions like Down syndrome and Aspergers to the federal government. It would also mandate that any federal dollars that promote anti-bullying programs focus partially on that group.

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The dems don't see the irony in the fact that they are a party that bullies people and wants to take all of our lunch money.
1 posted on 03/18/2011 6:48:05 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Why do they want their friends the Union Bosses and goons thrown in jail?


2 posted on 03/18/2011 6:49:25 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Baynative

Start with the Wisconsin demonrat bullies.


3 posted on 03/18/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: Baynative

I am tremendously against bullying. But, 1) How is this a federal offense? and 2) Equal protection under the law? Bullying special needs kids is a crime, but bullying other kids is merely bad behavior?


4 posted on 03/18/2011 6:51:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Baynative

“Well, you don’t have to make a federal case out of it.”

“Yes. Yes we do.”


5 posted on 03/18/2011 6:51:12 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Baynative

Commie bastards invoking commie principles.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 6:51:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Baynative
Hmmm, Democrats trying to claim sympathy for the plight of those with disabilities. Why this, why now???

Could it be that a potential Republican candidate has a child with a disability and they want to be able to say, "Look at us, we care"?

7 posted on 03/18/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Baynative

In democrat land they are above the law and so are their supporters, and if you don’t believe me just as an illegal are one of holders people.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 6:53:04 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Baynative

If passed, could this provide solid grounds for impeaching the Obastard?


9 posted on 03/18/2011 6:53:53 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Baynative

These people are totally INSANE.

Perhaps America nneds to be divided in half and those lunatics given their own Country and kicked out of our half.


10 posted on 03/18/2011 6:54:35 AM PDT by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I am tremendously against bullying. But ... “

3) These are kids. Most kids are still developing in many areas, some slower than others. Is it really prudent to put a federal offense on the record of a kid who lacks development?

I’ve known some rotten kids who turned out ok.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 6:54:53 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Baynative

Oh good. We can call it ‘hate bullying’ as opposed to just regular bullying.

I’m sure bullies across the nation will change their ways, and their targets, once they realize a report to the feds will be filed on them. /S


12 posted on 03/18/2011 6:56:13 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Baynative

When selectively enforced, like you know it would be,

this would be a de facto criminalization of the voicing of any conservative/Christian viewpoint.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 6:56:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Baynative

So when you are talking to a socialist about his beliefs you will actually be bullying him and subject to arrest for hate speech and bullying.

Then they will send you to a re-education camp and if you don’t conform then they will execute and bury you in a mass grave.


14 posted on 03/18/2011 6:57:47 AM PDT by stockpirate (Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God!)
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To: paint_your_wagon; ClearCase_guy

Don’t be fooled by the standard leftist tactic of using a word which you have a certain understanding of,

and which they intend to mean something entirely different.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 6:58:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Baynative

That’s the Dim mind set for you. Make a 13 year punk a federal criminal.


16 posted on 03/18/2011 6:58:20 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Lord Said It and I Believe it. Read your Bible. These are the end time events.)
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To: Baynative

LOL.
I remember when we used to say, “Don’t make a federal case out of it.” when somebody came by bitching and moaning.

Apparently, the Obama administration didn’t realize it was meant as a JOKE.


17 posted on 03/18/2011 6:58:34 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Baynative
Why can't we all just get along.....


18 posted on 03/18/2011 6:58:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Baynative
It would also mandate that any federal dollars that promote anti-bullying programs focus partially on that group.

That's a novel approach. Throw gobs and gobs of money at a problem. But what do we do with the bureaucracy after the problem has been solved?

19 posted on 03/18/2011 6:59:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Baynative

I guess they forgot about Obama making fun of the Special Olympics on Leno.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 7:00:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Baynative

They are going after townhall and tea party “bullies”. No longer can you tell your congress-slut you are going to bash their face in. They will use this to silence angry crowds but yet let the union goons dominate.


21 posted on 03/18/2011 7:00:09 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Why this, why now???”

They will use this as a pretext to assist young people that call themselves homosexual. They will validate the homosexual lifestyle in our public school system.

That’s my take on it. Of course, that’s not how it’s being presented to the public.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 7:03:01 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Baynative

No matter how bad government programs/policies are at the outset they ALWAYS get bigger and worser as time goes on. If this goes into effect count on their becoming more and more protected/privileged classes. Offend a homosexual, illegal immigrant, welfare parasite, muslim, liberal, feminist, you name it and the feds will come after you with full force.


23 posted on 03/18/2011 7:03:05 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Baynative

An excellent representation of what the federal govt has no business in doing.


24 posted on 03/18/2011 7:03:26 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: MrB

Yes, see my post #22


25 posted on 03/18/2011 7:06:34 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Baynative

This could work against schools that don’t stop the bullying.
Administrators, pricipals,teachers in jail..now ther’s a thought.


26 posted on 03/18/2011 7:06:57 AM PDT by devistate one four (USC 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: paint_your_wagon
Interesting take as well. These things are a lot easier to figure out if you start with the understanding/assumption that everything Dems do has a political motivation.
27 posted on 03/18/2011 7:08:06 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Baynative

Those exempt from ‘bullying’:

1) Minorities(except Asians) —one can’t be a bully if one is a minority

2) Homosexuals-—No more Mathew Shepards!!

3) The media because of course, they never have an agenda...

4) Black Panthers who protect voting booths

5) Government Employees at the local,state and federal level

6) Self Avowed Socialists because they care about humanity unlike the corporate pawns in the Tea Party

7) Any Progressive Hollywood actor/actress...sorry Gary Sinise, you are a bully.

8) Pro-Choice/Planned parenthood people who courageously protect reproductive rights from the Christian Taliban led by Sarah Palin

9) IRS because it is not YOUR money but the governments money

10) Members of the ‘religion of peace’ who are only protecting themselves from centuries of persecution from the evil Joos and the barbaric Christian Crusades.

extreme sarc..


28 posted on 03/18/2011 7:08:28 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Baynative

Dummies are so DUMB.

Would that line be a Fed offense under this BIll?


29 posted on 03/18/2011 7:08:36 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Each step they make with a new PC law, no matter what they call it or how they spin it, is another move toward regulating human behavior.


30 posted on 03/18/2011 7:09:03 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

I think that being a RAT rep is a greater offense.


31 posted on 03/18/2011 7:09:07 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Baynative

1. This is a problem for parents and local school officials to solve, not the fed or even the state.
2. This is another effort by the fed to intrude more deeply into our lives.
3. The fed cannot do anything effective to solve this problem—it will just create a massively expensive bureaucracy and take power away from American citizens.
4. The fed is a far greater bully than any school kid could ever be.
5. The fed should concern itself with its actual responsibilities, like protecting us from illegal aliens and foreign and domestic terrorists.


32 posted on 03/18/2011 7:10:22 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Baynative

The demonrats are trying to overwhelm congress with foolishness; to prevent dealing with real problems.


33 posted on 03/18/2011 7:10:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Baynative
Mark my words: bullying will eventually be defined to include:

1. Saying that homosexuality is sinful and/or deviant;
2. Any Christian evangelism (all other religions OK, including Islam);
3. Going to a town hall meeting with a Democrap politician and taking them to task on any issue (Republican politicians aren't bulied even union death threats);
4. Juries nullifying laws, or convicting criminals;
5. Rallying in public for any but lefty causes;
6. Carrying a weapon of any kind, anywhere...

This is a the camel's nose under the tent. The entire Bill of Rights can be negated from here.

34 posted on 03/18/2011 7:10:52 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Excellent point.

Like Obama's health care scam, new laws will target selected groups and allow exemptions for special groups.

The insanity continues.

35 posted on 03/18/2011 7:11:07 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

In today’s topsy-turvy world the biggest bullies are the designated diversity victims. It’s Darwinianism at work once a group becomes so powerful for whatever reason that no one can touch it, it rises to the top of the food chain and becomes the new T-rex. The $100k salaried govt union victims is a good example. But just about any ‘victim’ can humiliate even deprive of their lively hood any white male with impunity in the public sector. A law like this would be codifying reverse discrimmination into law.


36 posted on 03/18/2011 7:12:21 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: paint_your_wagon

And the homosexual agenda is simply a cover for a more insidious agenda. The left doesn’t give a rip about homos,

but they are a useful victim group that they can use to

criminalize the beliefs those who oppose them.


37 posted on 03/18/2011 7:13:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: backwoods-engineer

That’s the whole point - criminalizing Christianity.

These people work for the prince of this world.


38 posted on 03/18/2011 7:14:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: devistate one four

“Administrators, pricipals,teachers in jail..now ther’s a thought”

Yes, but think about who will be targeted.

We’ve seen countless examples of zero tolerance policies that prohibit boys from being boys. No toy guns etc.

The conservatives will be in prison. Not the criminals.


39 posted on 03/18/2011 7:15:18 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Baynative

Unequal enforcement of laws is how the leftists wield power.
See the US Tax Code as a prime example.

It wouldn’t be so huge if it weren’t for the desire to exempt or punish various groups.


40 posted on 03/18/2011 7:15:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But, 1) How is this a federal offense? and 2) Equal protection under the law? Bullying special needs kids is a crime, but bullying other kids is merely bad behavior?

Sure!!!!! Where have you been? This is just a logical extension of "Hate" crimes, where a white person mugging a non-white is extra-special double bad, but just mug another white person and they get probation.
41 posted on 03/18/2011 7:16:06 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Baynative

I think all kids who are bullied should be given boxing lessons...then let the kids settle it. No adults allowed.


42 posted on 03/18/2011 7:17:07 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Baynative

Never mind our unsecured southern border and millions of illegal immigrants in the country... let’s focus on bullying!


43 posted on 03/18/2011 7:19:16 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Baynative

The fed just want to get their foot in the door on “school bullying” enforcment so they can take over the pro-homosexual indoctrination/behavioral conditioning campaign that the whole “anti-bullying” movement is really all about.


44 posted on 03/18/2011 7:19:30 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ClearCase_guy
Bullying special needs kids is a crime, but bullying other kids is merely bad behavior?

But but but it's for the chilrennnnn!

Just one more case of some having greater 'rights' than others.

(Not that I am for bullying), but I see this as protecting the GLBTs more than anyone else, and NOT protecting children deemed 'normal', but a venue in which to bully them.

45 posted on 03/18/2011 7:22:56 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Baynative
Bullying comes in two forms -- physical violence and verbal abuse. As far as verbal abuse goes, the abuser has Freedom of Speech to fall back on. If physical violence is involved, then there are already laws to protect the person being bullied.

This is a pure power play that allows the fed gov't to have more say in our lives, and to shape society into what it wants, not necessarily what God's laws say or what the citizens want.

46 posted on 03/18/2011 7:23:55 AM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Baynative
there is no bigger bully than the federal gov’t
47 posted on 03/18/2011 7:25:19 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Baynative

Yep, bullying is in the Constitution, right next to penumbra, abortion, privacy, 3-gallons per flush, mandatory seatbelts, children’s carseats, etc.

Isn’t it something that if you rip the arms, legs, and other parts off an unborn baby, and then crush its skull to pull out the remains, you can earn up to $500 from the woman who paid you to kill her baby.

But some hammerass in D.C. wants to make bullying a federal crime AND NOT KILLING OF THE UNBORN AND NEWLY BORN.

ABSOLUTELY INSANE . . . GOD HELP US!


48 posted on 03/18/2011 7:26:40 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Baynative
Rep. Jackie Speier, California Democrat, will introduce a bill that would require schools to report incidents of bullying against children diagnosed with conditions like Down syndrome and Aspergers to the federal government. It would also mandate that any federal dollars that promote anti-bullying programs focus partially on that group.

Hey! I know what we can do! We can cripple a child forever by branding him or her a Federal Felon before they mature and develop a sense of decorum!!!1!!!

WHILE WE ARE AT IT, WE CAN USE THIS LAW TO ARREST REPUBLICANS AND TEA PARTY MEMBERS FOR BULLYING, ALL WHILE OUR DEMOCRAT ALLIES ARE CRACKIN' HEADS, THREATENING DEATH ON EMAILS AND VOICEMAILS, AND DESTROYING STATE CAPITOLS!!!!!11!!

WE CAN ARREST THEM FOR WHAT WE ARE DOING!!!11!!!AAAGHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHH

Claire Wolfe is way late.

49 posted on 03/18/2011 7:26:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Define “bullying.”


50 posted on 03/18/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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