Exactly what is Hate Crimes Legislation? What if black gang members kill another black by beating them at a school bus stop? What would you call that? I call it a hate crime because the young man who was killed was a good student and the teenagers who beat him to death in Chicago were nothing but thugs. If I say those thugs deserve to be sent to the electric chair, is that a hate crime because they are black? I would say the same thing if they were white or Hispanic.
Exactly what are the Democrat thought police going to use as their litmus test for a hate crime? Are they going to try reading our minds next? Ludicrous is the best word we can think to describe this underhanded tactic of attaching a hate crimes bill to the Defense bill. Social engineering is not going to work.
Pence Denounces President's Support for Hate-Crimes
Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement after President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 that included so-called ‘hate crimes' legislation:
"Today, the president of the United States put his liberal social priorities ahead of an unambiguous affirmation of our men and women in uniform. Every day, our Armed Forces stand in defense of freedom and our cherished way of life. It is deeply offensive to their service and to millions of Americans to pile so-called ‘hate crimes' legislation onto a bill that authorizes critical resources for our troops. Hate crimes legislation is antithetical to the First Amendment, unnecessary and will have a chilling effect on religious freedom. "The president has used his position as commander in chief to advance a radical social agenda, when he should have used it to advance legislation that would unequivocally support our troops. We should remember why our soldiers put on the uniform, and honor their service by giving them the resources they need to get the job done, without unrelated liberal priorities attached."
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