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Surrendie felt it would be way to easy to cover the Senate funding-and-surrender bill today, especially in light of his special appearence yesterday. He is really worked up, in a good way, over the new federal hate crimes bill
(CNSNews.com) – 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 out of "hatred" for their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability would be committing a federal offense.
How quick, provided it passes, can President Bush veto it? Can a law be declared unconstitutional before it is passed? Since it clearly violates the First Amendment.
Republicans attempted to offer amendments, but, that Democrat Congress that stated they would work in a bipartisan manner did their normal. Ignored them. A few of the ones proposed
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) offered an amendment to include military personnel as a protected class. He noted that troops in uniform often find themselves targets of hate and physical attack.
Republicans also proposed making senior citizens a protected class, pointing to crimes against elderly people. Likewise, why not extend hate crimes protection to pregnant women, who may be battered by boyfriends or husbands when they become pregnant, Republican proposed.
Rep. Tom Feeney of Florida offered an amendment to give homeless people hate crimes protection.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) proposed an amendment protecting freedom of religion: "Nothing in this section limits the religious freedom of any person or group under the constitution," the amendment read, but that, too, was defeated.
While the first and last are dead serious, I have to wonder with the middle two whether the Republicans were attempting to make a point, ergo, how does one distinuish between what groups should be protected against people's First Amendment Rights and those that shouldn't? But, we know that the Left, for the most part, care little for religion nor the military, other then pandering to them now and then. Pregnant women? They are just abortions that haven't happened yet.
So, if you practice your Constitutionally guaranteed Right to be a jerk and demean a crossdresser, you can be charged and tried in Federal court, and even thrown in a federal penitentiary. The Founders must be spinning in their graves.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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