HATE BILL WILL RIDE ON DEFENSE BILL!
By Rev. Ted Pike
6 July 09
According to the Washington Blade,
the homosexual Human Rights Campaign and, "A senior Senate Democratic
aide confirmed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intended to pass
hate crimes legislation as an amendment to the fiscal year 2010 defense
authorization bill. "We understand the House has concerns,
but we have yet to find another vehicle that will work,” the
aide said." (Hate
crimes measure to ride on defense bill, July 3, 2009)
House members such as Rep. Barney Frank are "concerned" because Pres.
Obama has promised to veto the arms bill since it will spend too much money on
F-22 fighter jets. Frank recommends, according to the Blade, that
the jet funding be reduced so that he and his fellow homosexuals may have an
arms/hate bill package not offensive to the President.
Several Senate offices are now saying floor action on the hate bill amendment
could occur as early as next week. A spokesperson for the Senate Judiciary
Committee told me Sen. Leahy will announce a markup session for it. She
said Sen. Kennedy could call for a vote on the hate bill without markup, but
she doubted he would do so. Such an approach, she said, usually is
reserved for bills which are generally agreed to by both sides. The senior
aide quoted by the Blade said the Senate will "hopefully" approve
the hate crimes measure but added, "it's going to be very, very close…as
it has been in the past."
Coming to the Finish Line
It is clear that, despite massive protest from the American people,
Democratic leadership is determined to pass the hate bill as early
as next week. Regardless of possible Democratic bungling in the markup
(as with Rep. Alcee Hastings and Atty. Gen. Holder), they plan to ram
it through as quickly as possible. After a short interval in
the Senate Rules Committee and brief debate on the floor of the Senate,
a hate bill vote could be taken as early as the day after markup.
What option do we have? Keep fighting!
The reason the Democrats are again rushing the hate bill through as an amendment
-- even to an arms bill that might be vetoed by the President -- is desperation. They
are reeling from massive protest calling. They are unnerved by widespread
criticism of Atty. Gen. Holder's outrageous assertion (that the hate bill is
discriminatory and unneeded) generated by NPN's 10-minute video expose, "Holder
Admits: No Equality in Hate Bill." ( View
video on the homepage of www.truthtellers.org) Democrats want out of the
hate bill dilemma soon, not waiting until criticism gains even more momentum
by mid-September, only a year before midterm elections.
Nine weeks ago they thought they could push the hate bill through rapidly as
stand-alone legislation, as did the House. But public outrage over its "pedophile-protecting" provisions
caused them to lose nerve. Now they don't want to risk attempted passage
as a "stand-alone" bill that would force this legislation to stand
alone, naked to its critics, exposed to increased derision, scrutiny and Republican
Clearly, the Democrats are desperate, attaching the hate bill again to an arms
bill although this strategy miserably failed them two years ago.
Lovers of freedom must continue into next week, repeatedly calling in protest
of the hate bill and asking all staffers and Senators to watch the Holder video
Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121 with
this message: "Please tell the Senator not to vote for the hate
crimes bill. Also, have you watched the shocking video that shows Attorney
General Holder saying there is no equal protection under the hate bill? It's
on the home page at www.truthtellers.org."
Callers now report that many staffers, both Republican and Democrat, reply
that they have watched the Holder video. Let's saturate the Senate with
this unprecedentedly powerful tool to discredit not only the hate bill but
also ADL, the author of all anti-freedom hate crimes bills now passing through
The next two weeks are shaping up as the final battle over the federal hate
bill -- a battle that will determine whether our 233 years of liberty and free
speech will continue or be crushed under the jackboot of federal tyranny.
Everything we have been doing over the past weeks has been right on target. Let's
keep doing the same -- only more throughout next week!
Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states with
hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass the
federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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