Friday, February 16, 2007

Islamists Might be Having a Hate-crime Legislation Field Day

You’ve read the headlines . . “Two Christians in Australia have been indicted for criticizing Islam, and another for criticizing Zionism”. . . What starts out as legislation concerning crimes of violence and bodily injury will always result in more extreme legislation– crimes of verbal violence. When you control free speech the logical consequence is voluntary thought-control, or political correctness to the extreme.

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:

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
incidents
.
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.

Here are some comments about the bill from WashingtonWatch.com

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
criticizing abortionists.
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. . .

View the text of the bill.

Read more about how this bill will violate the constitution, and negatively effect free speech at Worldnetdaily.com

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5 comments:

  1. Your link to WorldNetDaily says: "...to get around the US Constitution's demands for certain circumstances to exist...the legislation blatantly adds the statement that hate crimes actually are "slavery."

    Truly frightening when you consider that Sheila Jackson Lee is the sponsor.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    Maggie
    Maggie's Notebook

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  2. Faultline I was so happy when I saw you on the Webloggin blogroll! Welcome. They are such a nice group of wonderful people there! I am proud to be in such good company!

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  3. Heaven help us all!..wait to u see my latest post..arg!..Thanks for the link and have a great Sunday!..:)

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  4. I am so glad you and others have made me aware of this! I'm saying it NOW! before my freedom of speech is taken, revoked, curtailed, etc.

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  5. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee is one of many great examples for why there should be term limits.

    However, her legislation looks pretty clearly worded towards violent acts, not strictly Speech. I don't think America will ever go as far as Europe's insanity. Also, more and more Politicians and people in Europe are starting to criticize Islam. Nothing happens to them.

    The French don't crack down on anti-semitism, they don't threaten to arrest Iran's Ahmadamadamonkey for his open anti-semitism, the Germans foolishly make Holocaust Denial a crime. It's foolish because these deniers are fools and should be debated in public with facts and allowed to be exposed and discredited for the idiots they are.

    The ADL should be careful what they wish for. How would they like it if Jews couldn't criticize Islam and the Koran for calling them pigs and monkeys and calling for their death?

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    destroy FREE speech...
    .

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