Tuesday, June 12, 2007

And Some People Still Say There Is No Difference In Republicans and Democrats?

Letter to Editor already published:

"Pastors, Act Now or Prepare for Jail, "was the title of an article recently used by a author in regard to the US hate crime bill H. R. 1592. I have to agree with that writer considering the amendments offered by Republicans and rejected by the Democrats in the Judicial and Rules Committee when debating the hate crimes bill. The bill passed the House 237-180 but hasn't passed the Senate.

An amendment by Rep. Dave Weldon (FL) "to clarify that the printing, distribution, or public reading of the Bible is not prohibited by any of the provisions of the bill," was defeated in the Rules Committee by Democrats 9-4.

Another amendment, "Nothing in this section limits the religious freedom of any person or group under the Constitution," by Rep. Mike Pence was also rejected by Democrats..

According to FBI reports, "In about half of hate crimes, the victim was threatened verbally or assaulted without either a weapon or an injury being involved," In other words, the crimes were speech. It is obvious that hate crime bills are designed to take away the free speech of anyone that expresses politically incorrect viewpoints on issues.

All the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee voted for the hate crime bill; all the Republicans voted against it. On the House vote 212 Democrats voted for the hate crime, and 166 Republicans voted against it. Only 25 Republicans voted for it. And some people still say there is no difference in the Republicans and the Democrats.

Debrah Donner
Manila

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's only just enough difference to keep people thinking that there's actually a significant difference- which just ain't true.

Whether it's leftist pro-abortion Supreme Court nominees or lousy hate-crime legislation, at the end of the day there will always be enough votes to propel the liberal agenda. If the people elected more Republicans, there would mysteriously be enough "RINO's" to get the job done. It's a con game that people like you have helped perpetuate for decades now. I wish it weren't true, but it is. Heck, look at the ARP- what a joke!

10:15 PM, June 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain/Feingold campaign finance 'reform', the gargantuan highway bill, No Child Left Behind, the zombie amnesty bill, the record farm subsidy bill, the bungled war on terror, billions wasted in hurricane Katrina aid, hundreds of millions wasted in tsunami aid, the REAL ID act...

There's as many Republican fingerprints on these disasters as there are Democrats or any other group's.

7:26 PM, June 18, 2007  

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