HOW KENNEDY AND HIS PEDOPHILES WEAKENED THE
CHILD SAFETY BILL
By Rev. Ted Pike
Last Thursday on the O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly and John Walsh
("America's Most Wanted" host) rebuked Sen. Edward Kennedy
for delaying a piece of legislation that would help protect America's
children from pedophiles. Kathie Lee Gifford has also spoken up,
demanding speedy passage of this pro-family legislation.
past two sessions of the Senate, Kennedy has blocked this legislation,
insisting that his homosexual-favoring "anti-hate" bill
be attached to it.
O'Reilly, Walsh, and all sane Americans are right
to be furious with Kennedy. His cold decision to put politics ahead
of children is the work of a scumbag.
But, actually, the story
gets a whole lot darker. What Kennedy's critics don't know is that
he hasn't just delayed the bill. To please his pedophile backers,
Kennedy has already gutted and defanged this child-protecting legislation!
Here's the whole incredible story.
KENNEDY'S TREACHERY IN JUDICIARY
On October 20, 2005 Sen. Edward
Kennedy had it all. His cherished "anti-hate
bill," the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Protection Act
of 2005, had been passed by the House of Representatives. It had
been attached as a rider to the Children's Safety Act, H.R.3132.
There was no opposition in the House, and it passed in only 45 minutes.
combined legislation was now safely on the desks of the Senate Judiciary
Committee. Pro-hate bill Senators, including Republican Judiciary
chairman Arlen Specter, outnumbered Republicans who opposed it 10
to 8. It was completely within the power of this pro-hate bill majority
to approve the Children's Safety Act and the attached hate bill without
any alteration in language. That would have sent the hate bill directly
for vote by a Senate that had already proven its overwhelming support
during the previous year. After going to the President for signing,
it would become the law of the land.
It was a dark day for America.
If the hate bill had passed, America would have entered the prison
of a "bias-motivation" justice
system, with federal and local police jurisdiction largely united.
Such a "police state" has already muzzled lovers of free
speech in countries like Canada, Sweden, and Germany.
by countless Americans to the Senate gave fight and backbone to
the Republicans in Judiciary.
DEFEATING KENNEDY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
The little-known story of what happened in Judiciary on October
20, 2005 was related to me by a Senate Judiciary lawyer on the condition
that I never disclose his identity. Sen. Frist's office subsequently
confirmed to me that everything he said was true.
high, was in no hurry to pass his hate bill. He considered its
passage already assured. What he really wanted was to make his pedophile
supporters happy. They were distressed by the restrictions the
Children's Safety Act would impose upon them. Kennedy made this proposal:
If the Republicans would water down their version of the Children's
Safety Act (CSA), lightening the penalties for pedophilia, he would
wait to attach his hate bill (S.1145) until he introduced it in
The eight Republicans on Judiciary took Kennedy's deal.
They were galvanized by massive public support to defeat the hate
bill at virtually any cost. They also had a condition: They would
create their own version of the CSA, so the differing language
between the original House version of the children's legislation
and the Senate Committee's version would send it to conference after
a Senate vote. There, even if Kennedy had succeeded in attaching
the hate bill, the Republicans would have one more chance to remove
it. Thus came into being Sen. Orrin Hatch's new version of the
CSA, the Sex Offenders Registration and Notification Act of 2005,
Did these Republicans do the right thing, by watering down
the CSA? Absolutely! Their overwhelming duty was to defeat the
federal hate bill, the most dangerous, freedom-destroying legislation
ever to come before Congress.
STAND-OFF BETWEEN KENNEDY AND FRIST
To make his pedophile lobby
happy, Kennedy betrayed his long-term hate bill supporters, the
homosexual lobby and, even more important, the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith. ADL is the architect of hate crimes legislation
Yet Kennedy assured them he would soon go before the Senate
and make everything right. As soon as S.1086 came to the floor
of the Senate, he would take the podium, demand a vote, and pass
the hate bill. Republicans had shown themselves incredibly weak when
they allowed the hate bill to pass the House; they would probably
remain just as ineffective in conference. So, Kennedy assured the
gay lobby and ADL, they would get everything they wanted in the
He reckoned without the untiring resistance of Bill Frist, Senate
majority leader, who vowed he would never let the hate bill pass.
Frist said he would delay introduction of the children-protecting
legislation for as long as necessary to protect America's freedom.
He has done this to the present time.
I was told that Frist has
considered alternative ways to pass the important Sex Offenders
bill without the hate crimes legislation. One is to rush it through
in minutes at a time Kennedy is absent. But another takes my breath
away: To back Kennedy down from even calling for a vote, Frist
might publicly expose him on two fronts -- first, Kennedy betrayed
his homosexual and ADL backers by his deal in Judiciary, and second,
Kennedy consciously weakened child-protecting legislation. This
would infuriate the American public.
When might Frist carry through
with his threat? Only he knows. What really matters is that Frist,
unlike Kennedy, has remained true to the trust of his supporters
and the cause of freedom. America owes a tremendous debt of gratitude
to Frist and the Republican members of the Judiciary for standing
in defense of liberty.
But the battle is not won.
OUR CHILDREN DESERVE THE STRONGEST PROTECTION
For the past two sessions
of Congress Frist has not dramatized the silent stand-off between
himself and Kennedy. He wants the Sex Offenders Act passed without
drawing undue public attention back to Judiciary where eight Senate
Republicans, in order to save free speech, had to weaken a bill
protecting America's children. Correct as that difficult decision
was, Frist knows it is a sticky ethical interlude which is wide open
to misinterpretation and accusation by those who cannot see the higher
Kennedy also has not been forthcoming concerning the reasons
for his part in this stand-off. He does not want public curiosity
going back to Oct. 20th when he betrayed his followers and the
children of America.
Why then am I taking the public in a direction
both of these titans of the Senate would rather not have us go?
American children are entitled to the fullest possible protection
from pedophiles. What compromise did the Republicans make to please
Kennedy? It must have been very substantial. Otherwise, why would
Kennedy have given up certain passage of his hate bill, something
for which he had labored for 18 years?
In order to compensate Kennedy
for possible loss of his hate bill, these Republicans must have
removed much of the most critical pedophile-damaging wording. The
Senate version is, in fact, much shorter than The House's Children's
The Sex Offenders Registration and Notification Act purports
to provide sufficient protection for our children. But in reality,
the very pedophiles it claims to restrict have through Kennedy
already seriously weakened it.
Here is what we must do right now:
- Raise an uproar demanding that Kennedy abandon his hate bill
in the Senate. Child-protecting legislation must go forward!
restoration in conference between the House and the Senate
of all the anti-pedophile restrictions in S.1086 removed by compromise
America needs a stiff national law protecting its children,
not one crafted to conciliate those who rape little boys and girls.
We must do our utmost to insure that never again shall a convicted
but unsupervised pedophile commit such an unspeakable act.
100 senators, voicing the above demands.
Come to www.truthtellers.org for the list of 100 senators. Call
tollfree 1-888-355-3588, toll 1-202-225-3121. Your message: "Please
tell Sen. Kennedy to abandon his hate bill and let the children's
safety legislation pass."
After you have given this message to the first
senator, don't hang up. Ask to be transferred to the next senator
on the list and so on.
Your calls to the entire Senate will deliver
a powerful message that you don't want a "Big Brother" hate
bureaucracy for America. You do want to protect our children from