Skip to comments.Dem Rep wants to make bullying a federal offense
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 Washingtons 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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Why do they want their friends the Union Bosses and goons thrown in jail?
Start with the Wisconsin demonrat bullies.
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?
“Well, you don’t have to make a federal case out of it.”
“Yes. Yes we do.”
Commie bastards invoking commie principles.
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"?
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.
If passed, could this provide solid grounds for impeaching the Obastard?
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.
“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.
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
When selectively enforced, like you know it would be,
this would be a de facto criminalization of the voicing of any conservative/Christian viewpoint.
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.
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.
That’s the Dim mind set for you. Make a 13 year punk a federal criminal.
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.
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?
I guess they forgot about Obama making fun of the Special Olympics on Leno.
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.
“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.
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.
An excellent representation of what the federal govt has no business in doing.
Yes, see my post #22
This could work against schools that don’t stop the bullying.
Administrators, pricipals,teachers in jail..now ther’s a thought.
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.
Dummies are so DUMB.
Would that line be a Fed offense under this BIll?
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.
I think that being a RAT rep is a greater offense.
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.
The demonrats are trying to overwhelm congress with foolishness; to prevent dealing with real problems.
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.
Like Obama's health care scam, new laws will target selected groups and allow exemptions for special groups.
The insanity continues.
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.
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.
That’s the whole point - criminalizing Christianity.
These people work for the prince of this world.
“Administrators, pricipals,teachers in jail..now thers 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.
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.
I think all kids who are bullied should be given boxing lessons...then let the kids settle it. No adults allowed.
Never mind our unsecured southern border and millions of illegal immigrants in the country... let’s focus on bullying!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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