FEDERAL “HATE” BILL
MEANS FUNERAL OF FREE SPEECH
By Rev. Ted Pike
26 Sep 05
On Sept. 14, the US House of Representatives passed,
223-199, the ominous federal “anti-hate” bill, the Local
Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005. It was inserted
as AMDT.2662 into the Children’s Safety Act (HR 3132). If approved
unaltered by the senate judiciary, as S.1145, then, after approval
by the Senate, this legislation is ready for the President to sign
Here is a summary of what the bill would make law:
ostensibly empowers the government to assist states in prosecution
of violent hate crimes, its actual effect will be much more far-reaching.
S.1145 will lead to enforcement of the working definitions of “hate” and “hate
are enforced by the many “anti-hate” bureaucracies in
countries throughout the western industrialized world. In such countries,
it is now a “hate crime” to criticize members of federally
protected groups such as Jews and homosexuals. Utilizing such definitions, “hate
crime” indictments have been made or are currently being pursued
by Canada, England, Sweden, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
S.1145 builds a foundation for a “hate crimes” bureaucracy
in America, also ending free speech.
Here are some of the specially
protected groups which S.1145 defends:
Homosexuals. Any public
criticism of homosexuals will soon be considered a hate crime, just
as it was for 11 Christians under the Pennsylvania hate crime law
on Oct. 10, 2004. These Christians were arrested as “hate
criminals” for preaching during a huge “gay pride” rally
and faced 47 years in prison and $80,000 fines each.
Women. A woman
who claims her boyfriend used a sexist word against her and raped
her the last time they had sex, can press charges for a “hate
crime” of rape. Punishment will triple the usual
penalty, about 30 years in prison.
Jews. Already the Dept. of Global
Anti-semitism, being established in the US State Dept., makes it “anti-semitic” to
anti-Israel sentiment” against Israel or its leaders. It also
says upholding the New Testament charge that Jews killed Christ is “anti-semitic.” Under “anti-hate” laws
in Canada and Europe, such statements are “hate crimes” punishable
by harsh fines and imprisonment.
S.1145 will hasten such anti-Christianity
in America as well.
ENDING FREE SPEECH RADIO
If this amendment is approved, FCC restrictions
will soon descend on American talk show hosts, with lists of banned
topics. Hosts will be fined or imprisoned and stations will lose
their broadcast licenses, just as in Canada, if they violate these
In Canada in Aug. 2004, “CHOI FM,” Quebec
most popular talk show station, lost its license to broadcast. Among
its "speech crimes," one of its talk show hosts criticized African
dictators whose children were educated in Canadian universities.
The government considered this a "hate crime" against blacks. Today,
CHOI FM and its 33 employees continue to broadcast only by persuing
a very costly appeal to Canada's Supreme Court. If that fails, CHOI
FM is off the air.
If S.1145 is passed, exactly the same will soon happen
to broadcasters who stray from the new “politically correct” FCC
guidelines. S.1145 will also invite pedophiles, witches, warlocks,
Satanists and even “sinners” to acquire special federal
protection from those who criticize them, including pastors. In England
especially, Satanists and witches are included under Britain’s
new, stiffer “anti-hate” law.
If passed, S.1145 will
provide immediate special FBI, Justice Dept. and local police assistance
to protected groups that claim to have been offended. As the nation
saw last October in Philadelphia, on the slightest evidence of bias,
police will descend on Christians, pastors, talk show hosts and station
managers, indicting them with trumped-up “hate crime” charges
and exorbitant penalties.
FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
The sovereign rights of
states to enforce the law as they see fit has posed a huge barrier
to establishment of a federal “anti-hate” bureaucracy.
Until now, the government has had to prove that such abuses as jury
tampering, voter fraud, slavery, or crimes involving interstate commerce
existed in states before they could meddle in state law enforcement.
S.1145 would legitimize as law several devious strategies to break
down all barriers to federal intrusion.
S.1145 asserts that if
a violent bias crime within a state in any way affects
interstate commerce, the federal government has the right to invade state law
enforcement. This means that if a homosexual has been called a “faggot” and
threatened to have his butt kicked by a gas station attendant, and
as a result does not patronize that gas station whose products have
come from across the state line, the federal government can intervene.
Or if the homosexual buys a Greyhound ticket (vehicle of interstate
commerce) to resettle in San Fransisco as a result of such threatened “violence,” the
federal government has a green light to take over state hate crime
law enforcement in that state.
S.1145 asserts that bias in states
is a “relic” of
slavery. This bill contends that the presence of bias-motivated violent
crime within a state is proof that slavery still exists in that state.
This provides the same justification for intervention that the federal
government had in putting down slavery during the Civil War!
S.1145, the government can take over local law enforcement if:
VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION
S.1145 flatly violates the 14th Amendment
to the Constitution, which prohibits government from favoring any
S.1145 will give hate crimes bureaucrats control
of the federal anti-hate agenda. Very quickly, via
enabling legislation and judicial precedent, any pretext of respect for the rights of
Christians or dissenters will dissolve, as has happened under anti-hate
laws in Canada, and under Pennsylvania’s ADL hate law in Philadelphia
on Oct 10.
All criticism of protected groups via politically
incorrect terms, such as “homosexual” or “sodomite,” will
become a hate crime, just as it is under British hate law.
A huge number of legal precedents will continuously widen hate law
jurisdiction. Courts will quickly clog with federal indictments.
Staggering backups of unresolved cases will make the federal hate
law, like Roe vs. Wade, virtually impossible to repeal.
a telescope to American legislators, warning them of the legal confusion
and financial exhaustion which comes to those who run afoul of hate
crimes bureaucracies. Members of the senate judiciary committee are
in a position now to insist that our time-tested legal system be
allowed to continue to do what it has done so well for centuries:
punish all crime, including “hate crime,” according
to physical evidence--- not according to the vagaries of “bias