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WE'RE STARTING TO SHAKE JUDICIARY!

By Rev. Ted Pike
2 Mar 09
 

Three weeks ago, during the stimulus bill controversy, I queried House Judiciary aides if anyone was calling to protest the two federal hate crimes bills. No one was! Ten days ago, the news was better: four or five concerned people called every day. Last Friday, I called all 39 members to ask the same question. The results were even better!

Rep. Lamar Smith’s office said 25% of all callers were protesting the hate bills. Rep. Issa’s office said the hate bill issue replaced the stimulus bill in number of calls! Many Democrat offices also reported their phones ringing with this issue. Some had received no calls but others heard from as many as 10 or 15 people by early afternoon.

Six Judiciary offices said they are aware of NPN’s video How to Kill the Hate Bills. Before I could finish telling them about where the video was, the staff of Rep. Conyers, Wexler, Johnson, and Schiffs finished my sentence with “at truthtellers.org.” Two said they had watched the video.

One aide objected, “The Anti-Defamation League says the National Prayer Network is an extremist group!” I replied that ADL is the biggest name-caller on the planet. They call anyone who disagrees with them, or is critical of Israel, an “anti-Semite.”

Rep. Issa’s spokeswoman also knew of the video, as did the spokesman of Rep. Chaffetz. He said their office is very much against the hate bills and is delighted that even “five or six calls are coming in every day.” He told me that calls, not emails, are the most effective way to impact Congressional offices.

Although the number of calls is still low, I am very encouraged and I want to thank each of you who have already called. Just two days after my recent e-alert, “Let’s Flood Congress with Hate Law Video,” Judiciary offices are learning of our website and its grave warnings about the hate bills now moving through their committee. This video could spread like a benevolent virus through the halls of Congress! This is a strategy that must be pursued until no member of Congress is ignorant of the truth about hate laws! Hate crime laws can’t stand up to scrutiny. Under examination, the “statistics,” supposed need for these laws, and their freedom-destroying potential and record immediately invite ridicule and contempt. The last thing wanted by the Anti-Defamation League, architect of such laws, is accurate education about their hate bills to permeate Congress. If that happens now, these bills could possibly die in committee!

Right now, HR 262 is in Judiciary subcommittees and HR 256 has not yet been considered by the Subcommittee on Crime. But it could be approved in minutes by that committee’s dominant liberals. The same could be true in Judiciary. The best news we could have over the next few weeks is no news—that the hate bills are not moving out of the House Judiciary subcommittees.

If you haven’t yet called your members of Congress, plus the crucial 39 members of the House Judiciary, you must join us! You are the vital freedom-saving torch-bearer who can bring truth to the darkness that prevails in Congress.

Christian “Watchdogs” Don’t Bark Loudly

This responsibility is especially yours because most large Christian/conservative “watchdog” groups remain agonizingly unhurried to effectively warn against HR 256 and HR 262.

Focus on the Family has nothing current on its website, nor does Family Research Council on its homepage. (FRC did recently announce creation of fighthatecrimes.com, a site which encourages you to sign a petition to oppose all hate crimes bills. But the site doesn’t mention HR 256 or 262 nor does it encourage petitioners to call Congress!) Concerned Women for America has nothing on its website except older articles. Like a number of other watchdog groups, it erroneously urges protest of S1105, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act which was defeated in the last Congress.

As detailed in my recent article “Christian Silence Before Hate Bill Threat,” these presumed guardians of freedom still don’t urgently warn that it’s now or never to save liberty. They don’t make vivid that our freedom—to evangelize, criticize government, speak for the unborn or against immigration, or do any other Christian political activism—is on the block beneath the guillotine of impending federal legislation.

What if your local PBS station said the least possible concerning its need for public financial support? What if they posted their financial requirements in the recesses of their website? PBS knows no funds will come without in-your-face pledge drives night after night to passionately emphasize their need. All Christian leadership organizations could easily do this now, dramatizing that freedom from hate laws is as crucial to the survival of their ministries as oxygen to an athlete. Incredibly, they don’t.

The relatively low numbers of calls to Congress prove how ineffective Christian/conservative groups remain. I phoned members of the House and Senate to see if Congress in general was receiving many calls. They weren’t. Congressional offices said they were receiving no calls, or at most one or two, against “anti-hate” legislation. This reveals that the new right’s modest invitations to action are having little effect. But 15 or more calls (including emails, which one office said exceeded calls) are coming daily to members of the House Judiciary—showing that the vast majority of protest is being generated by the National Prayer Network.

You Can do More!

Thank you, to every listener who has heard my urgent pleas and taken action. We carry the torch for every American who ever gave their life, liberty, or time to preserve our Republic. Please don’t stop fighting. 

Call other members of the House and Senate (listed at truthtellers.org) and encourage them to vote against any hate crimes legislation. Especially encourage them to watch NPN’s video at www.truthtellers.org. Also, come to www.truthtellers.org for the list of the highly influential Congressional aides to all members of the House Judiciary Committee, both local and federal, and call them.

Veteran political strategist Jack Ellis asserts from long experience that calls to such aides, both local and in Washington, is the most effective way to impact members of Congress.

It is sobering to realize that hundreds of thousands read my e-alerts or hear me on the radio, yet only several hundred actually pick up their phone to call. That’s one tenth of one percent. Many of us are tirelessly fascinated by conspiracies and events marking national decline, but are victims of apathy and fatalism. Even when God and the people defeated six Orwellian bills in the last Congress, most can’t believe their efforts can help make it happen again.

The greatest problem facing America is anti-Christ Jewish supremacism. But our apathy is a close second. Pick up your phone now!

Call 1-877-851-6437 toll-free or 1-202-225-3121 toll.

 


Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational video How to Kill the Hate Bills at www.truthtellers.org which explains how the two hate bills, HR256 and HR262, threaten freedom. Please tell the offices of members of Congress to watch it! Also at www.truthtellers.org, watch our gripping 82-minute documentary Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians.

Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass the federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.

TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on this subject. Call (503) 631-3808.

 

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