H.R. 254, The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas), calls for the establishment of a new federal offense for so-called hate crimes. According to Rev. Ted Pike, of the National Prayer Network, “federal police state enforcement of "anti-hate" laws would, as it has in other parts of the world, "lead inexorably to the end of free speech."
The bill is pending in the House Judiciary Committee, and is a streamlined version of earlier proposals that passed in the U.S. House.
So why would the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith be pushing this bill and all hate-crime legislation? Can’t they see the forest for the trees??? Simple answer: Most coddled liberals suffer from extreme myopia, historic amnesia, overinvestment in unfounded causes, the never ending addiction to push for more and more legislation, and the total inability to evaluate the negative and unintended consequences of anything they propose. In other words, liberals want what they want when they want it and let the future be damned! Sounds like most typical teenagers, doesn’t it? How’s that old saying go? Oh yea . . .”When I was young I was a liberal but when I became mature and much wiser I became a conservative.”
H.R. 254, The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 is a complete fabrication of facts.
Take a look at how it begins . . .
Congress finds that
--the incidence of violence motivated by the actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability of the victim poses a serious national problem;
Does hate crime really pose a serious national problem???
The bill is an attempt to create a new vast Federal bureaucracy with unlimited power to overrule state law enforcement by bringing Federal control over state and local policing. This bill may allow the Feds to even act preemptively to 'prevent' crime." How can this be done? The bill claims that targeted groups are forced to cross state lines to escape the incidence or risk of violence. But where are the statistics?
Oh, here are the stats - hidden away by the leftist thought police. The FBI’s 2005 Uniform Crime Report shows alleged hate crimes comprise a tiny 1/15 of 1% of all crime in America! A whopping 7,163 incidents in all of the United States!!!
Why not read about this “serious national problem” in the FBI’s own web page? Here’s an excerpt:
Here are some comments about the bill from WashingtonWatch.com
The UCR Program collects data about both single-bias and multiple-bias
hate crimes. For each offense type reported, law enforcement must indicate one
bias motivation. A single-bias incident occurs when one or more offense types
within the incident are motivated by the same bias. A multiple-bias incident
occurs when more than one offense type occurs in the incident and at least two
offense types are motivated by a different bias.
In 2005, 12,417 law
enforcement agencies submitted hate crime data to the UCR Program. (See Number
of Participating Agencies and Population Covered.)
Of those, 2,037
law enforcement agencies reported the occurrence of 7,163 hate crime
The 7,160 single-bias incidents involved 8,373 offenses,
8,795 victims and 6,800 offenders. The 3 multiple-bias incidents reported in
2005 involved 7 offenses, 9 victims, and 4 offenders.
View the text of the bill.
Earlier this month, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) introduced H.R.
254, which calls for the establishment of a new federal offense for so-called
hate crimes. The bill is similar to hate crimes measures passed by the House in
2005 and the Senate in 2004, which would commission a separate federal criminal
prosecution for state offenses tried under its provisions. If convicted, an
offender could face life in prison. . . .
In Britain, two
political activists were indicted, facing 7 years in prison, for describing
Islam as a “wicked faith.” A filmmaker was threatened with arrest for
using the term “homosexual” rather than “gay.” In Sweden, a pastor faced prison
for reading from the pulpit Scriptures critical of homosexuality. In Holland,
it’s now a “hate crime” to criticize fornicators and adulterers.
In Germany, a Catholic priest faces jail for the “hate crime” of publicly
In Canada, Australia, and most of Europe, it’s now
a “hate crime” to publicly criticize protected groups including homosexuals,
Muslims, and Jews. Truth is not allowed as evidence in hate crimes trials. All
that matters are the delicate feelings of members of federally protected groups
. . .
Think this can’t happen in America? Think
again. The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, architect of “anti-hate” laws
worldwide, will reintroduce its federal hate bill this winter. ADL says the
purpose of the “Hate Crimes Prevention Act” is to end violent physical hate
crimes. That’s just what ADL told lawmakers in Canada, Britain, Sweden, etc.
Soon after ADL’s hate bill was passed, it broadened through legal precedents to
outlaw “verbal violence” against protected groups. Laws passed to end violent
hate crimes soon criminalized free speech. . .
Read more about how this bill will violate the constitution, and negatively effect free speech at Worldnetdaily.com
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