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  • Obama to sign 2010 defense spending bill this week

    10/28/2009 2:12:23 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 11 replies · 1,065+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | October 27, 2009 | Christopher Hinton
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama would approve the Defense Department's $680 billion budget for fiscal 2010, which includes funding to increase military personnel and support the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill also includes the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, also known as the Matthew Shepard bill, a Wyoming teen murdered in 1998 because he was a homosexual. The act provides additional support for local law enforcement and prosecutors to try violent crimes that are motivated by the victim's religion, color, gender, or sexual orientation. Obama will sign the 2010 National...
  • Reality hits -- hate crimes headed to Obama's desk

    10/24/2009 3:29:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,394+ views
    ONE NEWS ^ | 10/24/2009 4:15:00 AM | Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow
    SNIPPET: "A hate crimes bill sent to President Obama for his signature raises a red flag for Christians." SNIPPET: "Barber explains that Liberty Counsel intends to challenge the constitutionality of the hate crimes legislation."
  • Harry Reid Attaching Hate Crimes Bill to Defense Appropriations Bill

    07/15/2009 7:24:43 PM PDT · by Man50D · 13 replies · 1,160+ views
    I just received this email from Liberty Counsel updating Harry Reid's deceitful tactic of attaching the Hate Crimes bill as an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill. Contact your Senators to demand they vote against this bill! Use the toll free capital switchboard numbers below the email if you choose not to fax but whatever you do pour it on! Harry Reid is sneaking the anti-faith Hate Crimes bill through the Senate - and now it can come to a vote as early as tomorrow night! See my urgent message below. - Mat The long battle against 2009's version of...
  • ..."The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009"

    06/25/2009 3:34:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 831+ views
    US DOJ/ag - Testimony ^ | June 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Statement of Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, Before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate at a Hearing Entitled, “The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009” Washington, D.C. Thursday, June 25, 2009 Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Sessions, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear here before you today to discuss S. 909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. This Administration strongly supports this vital legislation, which will help protect all Americans from the scourge of the most heinous bias-motivated violence. Almost...
  • Homosexual activist Andrew Sullivan admits Hate Crimes Bill a scam

    05/15/2009 8:53:34 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 7 replies · 826+ views
    The Daily Dish ^ | May 13, 2009 | Andrew Sullivan
    The real reason for hate crime laws is not the defense of human beings from crime. There are already laws against that - and Matthew Shepard's murderers were successfully prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in a state with no hate crimes law at the time. The real reason for the invention of hate crimes was a hard-left critique of conventional liberal justice and the emergence of special interest groups which need boutique legislation to raise funds for their large staffs and luxurious buildings. Just imagine how many direct mail pieces have gone out explaining that without more...

    04/29/2009 1:45:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 932+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | April 28, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2009 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON H.R. 1913, THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT OF 2009 This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. I urge members on both sides of the aisle to act on this important civil rights issue by passing this legislation to protect all of our citizens from violent acts of intolerance – legislation that will...
  • Victory in Fight Against Hate Crimes!

    04/22/2009 10:19:54 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | Dr. Gary L. Cass
    Victory! Because of your calls, the House Judiciary Committee has agreed to hold a hearing on hate crimes bill, H.R.1913! The original plan of the chair of the committee, Representative John Conyers, was to move this bill quietly out of the committee without a hearing, then on to the full House and get it passed with as little fan fare as possible. The hearing is scheduled for 10:15 AM Wednesday of this week. Call the judiciary committee members and tell them to vote NO on hate crimes. For a list see the link below. Nations where these kinds of "hate...
  • Christians in bull's-eye in new 'hate crimes' plan [Urgent we block Giuliani and gay agenda!]

    04/26/2007 1:34:30 AM PDT · by Man50D · 199 replies · 5,949+ views ^ | April 26, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    <p>A fast-tracked congressional plan to add special protections for homosexuals to federal law would turn "thoughts, feelings, and beliefs" into criminal offenses and put Christians in the bull's-eye, according to opponents.</p> <p>"H.R. 1592 is a discriminatory measure that criminalizes thoughts, feelings, and beliefs [and] has the potential of interfering with religious liberty and freedom of speech," according to a white paper submitted by Glen Lavy, of the Alliance Defense Fund.</p>
  • Read HR 1592 "Hate Crimes Bill 2007"

    05/02/2007 8:02:24 AM PDT · by cyn · 7 replies · 1,184+ views
    The Library of Congress ^ | Sheila Jackson-Lee et al
    Here it is, the "Hate Crimes Bill" that was introduced in Jan 2007 by Sheila Jackson-Lee. It has been reported to the floor of the House as of April 30, so is now technically HR 1592 RH. I'm waiting to hear back from my congressman's office about when it is to be voted on, but acc to, it's on for Thursday -- listed simply as HR 1592. Find and contact your rep by entering your zipcode -- (Thanks, Juan) I've not found much about this on FR; only these: Critics See 'Slippery Slope' in Reintroduced Federal 'Hate...
  • 'Hate Crimes' Bill Moving to Full House [Critics call it a "thought crimes" bill..........]

    04/26/2007 6:31:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 1,517+ views
    'Hate Crimes' Bill Moving to Full House By Susan Jones Senior Editor April 26, 2007 ( - The House Judiciary Committee passed a "hate crimes" bill Wednesday night, all 23 Democrats in favor, all 17 Republicans opposed. Every Republican attempt to amend the bill was defeated. Critics call it a "thought crimes" bill. The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1592) would expand the federal definition of hate crimes to include violence against a person because of his or her "actual or perceived" sexual orientation or "gender identity." Under the bill, people who attack others...
  • Critics See 'Slippery Slope' in Reintroduced Federal 'Hate Crimes' Law

    01/16/2007 9:22:00 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies · 822+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 16, 2007 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - As the new Democratic majority continues its 100-hour legislative blitz in the U.S. House, one Democrat has quietly reintroduced controversial legislation that would give the federal government more authority over so-called "hate crimes." On Jan. 5, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas introduced a bill that would create federal guidelines for the sentencing of violent criminals who were "motivated by the actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability of the victim." It expands the scope of current federal hate crime law, which extends federal oversight to crimes that prevent the victim from engaging...
  • The Unwise Hate Crimes Bill

    07/24/2003 12:54:23 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 24, 2003 | Chris Field
    The Kennedy Hate Crimes Bill introduced earlier this year, which I mentioned in this space on Tuesday, is a dangerous piece of legislation. Not only will the bill create a type of "thought police" by criminalizing an offender's perceived mindset during the commission of a crime (and giving future justification for criminalizing the thoughts of law-abiding citizens), but also the bill is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and will damage law enforcement efforts. Its unconstitutionality comes in two forms. First, the bill will attempt to regulate some hate crimes by claiming a right to do so based on those crimes' alleged effect on...
  • Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent

    12/27/2002 4:08:26 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
        Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay, Whereas, Europeans ignored the human rights pledges of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution,Whereas, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments meant little more than empty words, Therefore, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline...