April 28, 2009

We Don't Need Hate Crime Legislation

FROM: Eagle Forum - Thank you!

House to Vote on Hate Crimes bill this Wednesday!
Take Action!
Tell Congress to uphold equal protection for all Americans by voting NO on H.R. 1913!

April 27, 2009

The liberal House Leadership has scheduled a floor vote on H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, for this Wednesday, April 29th. Sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), H.R. 1913 will make a hate crime -- a crime in which the victim is intentionally selected based on his or her race, religion, ethnicity, gender, etc. -- a federal offense.

The bill seeks to accomplish this by mandating federal criminal prosecution for state offenses, with the possibility of life imprisonment, for crimes motivated by the "actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person." H.R. 1913 will also establish homosexual and transgender persons as a protected class of victims by adding the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to Title 18 of the U.S. criminal code.

Make no mistake, H.R 1913 is a dangerous and unprecedented proposal which will transform the criminal justice system and threaten religious liberty:
Violates the First Amendment by infringing upon the constitutional guarantees of religious expression and freedom of speech.
Violates the Fourteenth Amendment by deliberately compromising the principle of equal protection under the law for all Americans.
Seeks to silence and punish all opposing viewpoints.
Targets those who hold traditional beliefs on homosexuality.
Grants more government protection to certain classes of people, particularly homosexuals.
A typical tactic of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) groups is to distort and exaggerate FBI statistics to their benefit. In 2007, there were 1,521 victims of "sexual orientation" bias, however, 335 of these were incidents of "intimidation," also known as shouting or name-calling. 448 of these crimes were "simple assault," defined as pushing or shoving without physical injury, with 242 of the crimes being aggravated assault, defined as bodily harm. So, in a nation with 300 million people, there were only 242 "violent" crimes committed against homosexuals, bisexuals, or drag queens in 2007.

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CrypticFragments said...

how did the vote turn out? I'm so sorry I didn't know you or about your blog until after this was over!

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Sandy22 said...

It has passed in the House and awaiting to go before the Senate. Thank you taking the time to read and respond. And, I wish you the best on Squidoo (one of my favorite).

Jen said...

Well I can't say I'm surprised by this. We'll just add it to the growing pile of reprehensible changes made by the new administration (and let me tell ya, it's a might big pile already :oP Great blog!

Sandy22 said...

Hi Jen, thank you for stopping by. I am a fan of your work on Squidoo. Yes, you are right about the changes going on in Washington and most are not for the better of the people. Maybe I will see you at the next Political Tea Party. Best of everything.

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