Call toll free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121. Tell your representatives: “Please don’t vote for the federal hate crime bills H.R. 256 or H.R. 262. Hate laws have taken away freedom in Canada and many European countries.” [111th Congress Contact Links]
Hate Bills Introduced Into Congress!
By Rev. Ted Pike — MP3
The federal hate crimes bill was reintroduced Wednesday by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee. It is now titled The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, H.R. 256, and is a condensed version of the longer Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1592 (which failed to gain final approval from Congress last year). Jackson-Lee also submitted a new companion bill, The David Ray Richardson Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, H.R. 262. This bill will permit federal involvement in states to “prevent” hate crimes and assist hate crimes victims.
Both bills will authorize unprecedented intervention in states’ rights. H.R. 256 is the most dangerous. It will transform America into a national hate crimes bureaucracy and end free speech, as has happened in Canada.
In an extended conversation, Jackson-Lee’s hate bill expert explained these bills to me. To my amazement, he said the Christian/conservative complaint that hate laws end free speech is so widespread in Congress that he fears the federal hate bill might not pass! Anticipating that contingency, he said, the milder H.R. 262 was created to empower the federal government to enter state hate law jurisdiction in a less threatening way–now described as “education” and assistance of victims.
Of course, even this softer hate bill could support expanded legislation and legal precedents to ultimately fulfill the original hate bill’s objectives. For this reason, it also must be defeated!
Yet this staffer’s candid remarks indicate that Congress has been hearing our protest about the reality of hate law abuse around the world. This renews our hope to defeat all hate bills once and for all. Of course, we wouldn’t relax near a wounded rattlesnake until its head was cut off; so we must protest the federal hate bill until it never rears its ugly head again.
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