JEWS PRESSURE BUSH TO SIGN HATE BILL
By Rev. Ted Pike
14 May 07
Last week it seemed the federal anti-hate bill S. 1105 was slated
by Democratic leaders to move through the Senate very rapidly, even
to a vote by Friday. Now the opposite may be true; pro-hate bill
supporters may actually want to delay its consideration in the Senate
in order to have time to generate massive pressure upon Pres. Bush
to approve a "modified" hate bill or renege altogether
on his veto threat.
At the forefront of efforts to back Bush down are Jewish activist
groups nationwide. Forward.com today says, "Jewish groups are
gearing up to fight the president’s expected veto of a hate
crimes bill opposed by Christian conservatives… Jewish organizations
are playing a leading role in the coalition pushing the bill, with
almost all of them - except the Orthodox ones - taking action to
promote the passage of the measure… Michael Lieberman, Washington
counsel for the Anti-Defamation League and chair of the coalition
of 290 organizations supporting the hate crimes bill (says), 'We
believe that after the president sees the support this bill has in
the law enforcement community and with other groups, he will listen
and sign the bill…'"
The Forward article continues: "'People in the Jewish community
have a strong memory and good understanding of the impact hate crimes
have,' said Hadar Susskind, Washington director of the Jewish Council
for Public Affairs. The JCPA mobilized tens of local Jewish groups
to contact their congressmen on the issue…. In an effort to
pressure the president not to use his veto pen to block this legislation,
Jewish groups are organizing letters and meetings that aim to stress
the importance that the Jewish community sees in passing the bill.
Other groups will take similar action: mainstream Christian and other
religious organizations, law enforcement agencies and women’s
rights advocacy groups… If this mobilization does not manage
to convince the White House, supporters of the bill intend to attach
the measure to a “must pass” piece of legislation, making
it difficult for the president to exercise his veto."
Why is the Jewish community not afraid that Jews might be victimized
by the federal hate bill? Simple: since the Jewish ADL sets up hate
crimes bureaucracies and controls them once they are established,
Jews are virtually never indicted. Although Jewish Talmudic literature
defames Christ and Christianity and many Jewish leaders fulfill every
criteria of "hate speech," blaming Christianity for anti-Semitism
and the Holocaust, Jews in countries with hate laws have little to
fear from expressing public "hatred or contempt" of Christianity.
On the contrary, since 1971 when ADL created Canada's hate crimes
gestapo, outspoken members of the political right and, more recently,
Christians, live in dread of Jewish "professional complainers," intent
on catching them in a word and hauling them into the hate crimes
Clearly, pro-hate bill strategy is shifting dramatically. When
I called the offices of Sen. Gordon Smith and Sen. Edward Kennedy
this morning, gone was any hint of rapid movement toward passage.
Instead, they say it may be next week before the Senate considers
the bill. In fact, the Forward article says the Senate Judiciary
may still hold hearings on S. 1105.
What should be the response of all who love freedom? First, we
must call, email, fax, or write our Senators demanding they vote
against the hate bill. Tell them that if they vote for it you and
your friends will never vote for them again. Send your Senator and
their 8-10 legislative aides my powerful flyer Anti-Hate
Laws Will Make You a Criminal. (All this information is available here
Also call the 14 Republican Senators who voted for the hate bill
in 2004, the 16 Senators who are undeclared, and the 10 Democrats
who are not co-signers. Tell all: "Please
do not vote for S. 1105. Hate laws have taken away free speech in
Canada and many European countries."
In mid-February I warned that the Jewish community of America had
mobilized to pressure members of Congress to support the hate bill.
I believe the President's threatened veto has sent shock waves into
the forces of Jewish activism as never before - an alarm which could
bring almost unbearable pressure upon Bush. Realistically, it is
virtual political suicide for him to antagonize the Jewish community.
Jewish power in this country and in Congress is so formidable that
it is almost a truism that what the Jews want, they get. Christian/conservative
resolve and activism must be even greater, empowered not just by
human energy and organization but by faith in God and His power to
deliver in this time of national crisis.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watch dog organization.
Call the White House as well at 202-456-1111.
Leave this message: “Thank you, Mr. President, for
promising to veto the hate bill. I expect you to also reject any modified hate
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians:
Learn how ADL took away free speech in Canada and wants to steal
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