Friday, October 23, 2009

Hate crimes bill goes to Obama for signature

Editor's Note: This Hate Crime Bill that is positioned to be signed into law troubles me. On the surface, the bill appears to be protecting homosexuals against violence. I am no homophobe nor do I advocate violence against anyone because of their sexual or religious preference. However, what I am concerned about are the deeper implications of this bill. Will criticism of homosexuals be considered hate? Will these same stipulations cross over to other groups, as well. For example, will the critique of international Zionism become a hate crime in America, punishable by imprisonment or possibly death? The way things are headed this could become the case. With the Constitution already obsolete and with the Noachide laws* being deemed the foundational bedrock of the United States of America, I fear for the future of our country, for her destruction is imminent. Welcome to the Judaization of America.

*Education Day was adopted by our nation's Presidents to honor the Chabad Rebbe and Jewish supremacist Menachem Mendel Schneerson(1902-1994). Rabbi Schneerson was not very fond of the goyim. He considered the non-Jews to be of a different biological constitution than the Jews. In his warped mind, he considered the Gentile to be no more than an animal. This runs contrary to the Torah, Prophets, and Writings.

President George W. Bush wrote in his proclamation on Education and Sharing Day 2007:

"Education and Sharing Day honors the legacy of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and emphasizes our commitment to teach the next generation of Americans the values that make our country strong. The Lubavitcher Rabbi believed that society should 'make a new commitment to kindness,' and he helped to establish education and outreach centers offering social service programs and humanitarian aid around the world."

President Barack H. Obama wrote in his proclation on Education & Sharing Day 2009:

"Few have better understood or more successfully promoted these ideas than Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who emphasized the importance of education and good character. Through the establishment of educational and social service institutions across the country and the world, Rabbi Schneerson sought to empower young people and inspire individuals of all ages. On this day, we raise his call anew."

The 1991 bill described the Noahide Laws as the "ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded".

This bill was "Enrolled as Agreed to and or Passed by Both House and Senate" on March 26, 1991. March 26, 1991 was the great coup d'etat of American sovereignty by the Jews, leaving Christians as the ultimate target.
Source: Wikipedia with appropriate links.

...and now I leave you with the Hate Crime article. Pardon my verbosity but as a student of history I've discovered that context is everything.

updated 4:41 a.m. EDT, Fri October 23, 2009

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate passed groundbreaking legislation Thursday that would make it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.

The expanded federal hate crimes law now goes to President Obama's desk. Obama has pledged to sign the measure, which was added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill.

President George W. Bush had threatened to veto a similar measure.

The bill is named for Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming teenager who died after being kidnapped and severely beaten in October 1998, and James Byrd Jr., an African-American man dragged to death in Texas the same year.

"Knowing that the president will sign it, unlike his predecessor, has made all the hard work this year to pass it worthwhile," said Judy Shepard, board president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation named for her son. "Hate crimes continue to affect far too many Americans who are simply trying to live their lives honestly, and they need to know that their government will protect them from violence, and provide appropriate justice for victims and their families."

Several religious groups have expressed concern that a hate-crimes law could be used to criminalize conservative speech relating to subjects such as abortion or homosexuality.

Attorney General Eric Holder has asserted that any federal hate-crimes law would be used only to prosecute violent acts based on bias, as opposed to the prosecution of speech based on controversial racial or religious beliefs.

Holder called Thursday's 68-29 Senate vote to approve the defense spending bill that included the hate crimes measure "a milestone in helping protect Americans from the most heinous bias-motivated violence." Watch survivor of attack discuss legislation »

"The passage of this legislation will give the Justice Department and our state and local law enforcement partners the tools we need to deter and prosecute these acts of violence," he said in a statement.

Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, called the measure "our nation's first major piece of civil rights legislation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."

"Too many in our community have been devastated by hate violence," Solmonese said in a statement. "We now can begin the important steps to erasing hate in our country."

This month, Obama told the Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest gay rights group, that the nation still needs to make significant changes to ensure equal rights for gays and lesbians.

"Despite the progress we've made, there are still laws to change and hearts to open," he said during his address at the dinner for the Human Rights Campaign. "This fight continues now, and I'm here with the simple message: I'm here with you in that fight."

Among other things, Obama has called for the repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. He also has urged Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and pass the Domestic Partners Benefit and Obligations Act.

The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage, for federal purposes, as a legal union between a man and a woman. It allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages. The Domestic Partners Benefit and Obligations Act would extend family benefits now available to heterosexual federal employees to gay and lesbian federal workers.

More than 77,000 hate-crime incidents were reported by the FBI between 1998 and 2007, or "nearly one hate crime for every hour of every day over the span of a decade," Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee in June.

The FBI, Holder added, reported 7,624 hate-crime incidents in 2007, the most current year with complete data.

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