EMERGENCY ALERT ! ! !
MCCAIN RIPS INTO 'IRRELEVANT' HATE BILL AMENDMENT!
By Rev. Ted Pike
15 July 09
For two weeks, NPN has been urging protest of attachment of the
federal hate crimes bill as an amendment to the defense bill. The
hate bill protects homosexuals and other minorities, but the sole purpose
of the DOD bill is protection of America and its troops.
This morning in the Senate Sen. Carl Levin revealed how deeply this objection
is getting under the skin of pro-hate bill Democrats. He admitted that
the hate bill is irrelevant to the arms bill, yet argued that attaching
irrelevant bills is an acceptable, even common, practice in Congress.
Levin accused members of Congress of delaying a vote on his F-22 amendment for
fear the defense bill will become the vehicle for the hate bill. He said
the Senate should abandon such qualms. They should see the big picture
of how important both the defense bill and the hate bill are and move them forward
rapidly. He insisted the hate bill amendment will not be dropped.
Then all hell broke loose! Sen. John McCain took to the floor, accusing
the Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Reid of making the hate bill of greater
importance than national security. He castigated the Democrats for doing
a complete end run around due process by omitting necessary, extensive hearings
and mark-up in the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said Sen. Reid's decision
to move the hate bill through without such consideration is a "great disservice
to America." He added that such presumption by the Democrats is "breaking
new ground" in disregard for the legislative process and stated he is "deeply,
McCain is saying everything we could dream of against the impropriety of attaching
a massive hate bill to the arms bill! He promised to keep fighting. Hopefully,
many Republican Senators will join the attack.
Will you fight with him today? Far from abandoning our complaint that the
hate bill is irrelevant to an arms bill, let's emphasize it more strongly than
ever! Let's discourage Democrats and encourage Republicans with this familiar
message: "Attorney General Holder says the federal hate bill, S.
909, will not protect members of America's military. Yet Democrats will
attach a hate bill amendment to the arms bill this week. This is dishonest. The
hate bill has nothing to do with the military." You can add: "Have
you watched the video at www.truthtellers.org in which Holder says soldiers are
not protected under the hate bill?" Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437
or toll 1-202-225-3121 (names
available HERE at www.truthtellers.org).
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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