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H.R. 1592 "hate crimes" bill passes House

UnAmericanYOU

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And it will in all certainity be veoted the second it hits President Bush's desk. The text of this bill:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-1592

Those Congressional co-sponors...impressive lot, huh?

Critics of this call it a "thought crime bill" because of passages such as this:

Sec. 16. Crime of violence defined

The term ``crime of violence’’ means—

(a) an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or
threatened use of physical force against the person or property of
another, or

(b) any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature,
involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person
or property of another may be used in the course of committing the
offense. "
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/uscmain.html

This thing has already passed the House, pending in the Senate. A bid to extend protection to the elderly and member of the armed services failed,of course:

05-03) 13:19 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --


The House voted Thursday to expand federal hate crime categories to include violent attacks against gays and people targeted because of gender, acting just hours after the White House threatened a veto.


The legislation, passed 237-180, also would make it easier for federal law enforcement to take part in or assist local prosecutions involving bias-motivated attacks. Similar legislation is also moving through the Senate, setting the stage for a possible veto showdown with President Bush.


"This is an important vote of conscience, of a statement of what America is, a society that understands that we accept differences," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.


Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the only openly gay man in the House, presided over the chamber as the final vote was taken.

The vote came after fierce lobbying from opposite sides by civil rights groups, who have been pushing for years for added protections against hate crimes, and social conservatives, who say the bill threatens the right to express moral opposition to homosexuality and singles out groups of citizens for special protection.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/03/national/w105804D83.DTL

Almost a straight party-line vote, will be another sustained veto.
 

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And it will in all certainity be veoted the second it hits President Bush's desk. The text of this bill:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-1592

Those Congressional co-sponors...impressive lot, huh?

Critics of this call it a "thought crime bill" because of passages such as this:


http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/uscmain.html

This thing has already passed the House, pending in the Senate. A bid to extend protection to the elderly and member of the armed services failed,of course:



http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/03/national/w105804D83.DTL

Almost a straight party-line vote, will be another sustained veto.

and well it should be. This is NOT something to copy from Europe, new or old.
 

red states rule

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And it will in all certainity be veoted the second it hits President Bush's desk. The text of this bill:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-1592

Those Congressional co-sponors...impressive lot, huh?

Critics of this call it a "thought crime bill" because of passages such as this:


http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/uscmain.html

This thing has already passed the House, pending in the Senate. A bid to extend protection to the elderly and member of the armed services failed,of course:



http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/03/national/w105804D83.DTL

Almost a straight party-line vote, will be another sustained veto.


Dems are great at wasting time
 

actsnoblemartin

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If it passes you will be arresting pastors who preach against homosexuality, and anyone who commits domestic violence of a hate crime. Its stupid
 

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Uh, equal protection anyone?

For all the bitching liberals do about the president's disregard for the constitution, they sure seem to have no qualms about wiping their asses with it either. Well, when doing so is politically expedient.
 

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If it passes you will be arresting pastors who preach against homosexuality, and anyone who commits domestic violence of a hate crime. Its stupid

Sounds like the Dems plan to me
 

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Uh, equal protection anyone?

For all the bitching liberals do about the president's disregard for the constitution, they sure seem to have no qualms about wiping their asses with it either. Well, when doing so is politically expedient.


To libs, the US Constitution can be twisted and turned into more positions then a Bill Clinton intern
 

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