Thursday, April 26, 2007

Oppose H.R. 1592 and S. 1105!

All freedom-loving folk need to urgently contact their respective senators and representatives now and strongly urge them to oppose this anti-free speech bill that will, if approved largely intact in it's final form by both the House and Senate, criminalize, with attendant severe unprecedented penalties, targeted "politically-incorrect" speech at the federal level.

This bill is obviously targeted at Christians in particular, but also anyone else in general who doesn't abide in the "politically-correct" (i.e. State-approved and sanctioned) mindset. In other words, it's not just about speech but one's perceived thoughts, mindset, and worldview as well. This kind of targeted government repression was essentially the Pandora's box that was opened when the first "hate crimes" bill was ever passed. And when one reflects on the complete dearth of logic in such a concept as a "hate crime," why would only specifically targeted "hate" be criminalized?? Because it's not really about "hate," per se, but is a cloaked proactive attempt by reprobates, under the cover of "hate," and using the force vector of government, to stifle free speech that doesn't fit a prefabricated "politically-correct" profile across America.

The critical point, however, is that hate should never be a crime, whether it's directed at a group, individual, or organization since hate cannot be qualified or quantified and therefore is totally subjective. In other words, it cannot be proven evidentiarily that "hate" is the motivating factor of the person accused of committing the crime in question). Yet, it doesn't need to be proven conclusively in court (since it's impossible as mentioned), the "hate" aspect is simply assumed.

This leads to extraneous penalties, beyond the already on-the-books, lawfully-mandated, penalties in the various states and municipalities for real crimes committed against any/all persons or property, if the person(s) happens to be of a specially protected minority group - a certain sexual orientation (actually a chosen behavior), a certain race, or a certain religion. That's totally arbitrary and, naturally, is and has been over the years arbitrarily enforced in locales where "hate crimes" laws now currently exist.

It should also come as no surprise to find that the ACLU is also supporting and has "cheered" the recent introduction of the Senate version, S. 1105, of this legislation. The House version of the bill, H.R. 1592, was initially introduced on March 20, 2007.