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Subject:        'Hate Crimes' Bill is Full of Swill
Date:   Wed, 13 May 2009 01:29:13 -0400
From:   Ray T. Mahorney <coffee-craver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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'Hate Crimes' Bill is Full of Swill
Matt Barber
Thursday, May 07, 2009

Senate sponsors and liberal activist proponents of the federal "hate crimes" bill, S. 909, have
been caught in a series of bald-faced lies. So confident
am I of this, that if they can prove me wrong (for real I mean - you know, with evidence and
such) I'll join their little soirée, don a very large pink
evening gown and publicly voice support for the legislation.
To the express exclusion of other identifiable groups - including veterans, the elderly and the
homeless - S. 909, in its current form, would grant special
federal resources and preferred minority status to pedophiles, homosexuals, cross-dressers and -
as Democratic sponsor Alcee Hastings recently admitted
on the House floor - a host of other APA recognized "sexual orientations" (i.e., deviant sexual
fetishes and perversions).

Not only is this legislation constitutionally dubious on First Amendment grounds, and a prima
facie violation of Fourteenth Amendment required "equal protection
of the laws;" it also flies in the face of the Tenth Amendment, which explicitly limits the
federal government's authority in such matters to those powers
delegated by the U.S. Constitution.

Here's how they're doing it:

In order for the feds to usurp the States' police power, liberals in Congress have had to openly
place, within the very language of the bill, a series of
transparent lies. To get around that pesky old Constitution and accomplish this brash federal
power grab, they've been forced to misuse and abuse the Commerce

In a feeble attempt to constitutionally justify federal interference with local law enforcement,
S. 909's sponsors have made - within the bill's "Findings"
section - several outlandish and unsustainable claims relative to "interstate commerce." So
outlandish are these claims, in fact, that the same language
was intentionally withdrawn from the House version before it was passed and referred to the

But since the bill's Senate sponsors recognize that failure to include these fantasy "findings"
immediately renders the legislation unconstitutional, the
interstate commerce language has quickly and quietly found its way home.

First, while addressing "hate crimes" allegedly motivated by so-called "sexual orientation"
bias, the bill asserts that existing law is "inadequate to address
this problem." This is patently untrue.

When the legislation's 1968 "hate crimes" forerunner was introduced, there were multiple and
verifiable cases of local prosecutors refusing to indict whites
for violent crimes committed against blacks. Moreover, the 1968 law was actually conceived and
passed with the primary purpose of righting this specific

The exact opposite is true today. As FBI statistics reveal, in the relatively few instances
where bias motivated crimes are committed against homosexuals
or cross-dressers, those crimes are, without fail, zealously prosecuted under existing law.
Victims are granted "equal protection of the laws" regardless
of sexual preference or proclivity.

Yet these same victims are, nonetheless, shamelessly and publicly exploited by homosexual
activists and the mainstream media as the latest "hate crimes"
cause célèbre. This, even as hypersensitive local prosecutors bend over backwards to take-down
alleged "gay-bashing" assailants as to avoid kneejerk accusations
of systemic "homophobia."

To illustrate the point, one need look only to the most famous supposed "hate crimes" victim of
all, Matthew Shepard, who, as it later turned out, was killed
during a robbery for drug money gone awry.

This fact notwithstanding, the left continues to disgracefully politicize Shepard's memory by
claiming he was murdered simply for being "gay." Indeed, this
very legislation, S. 909, is cited as the "Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act."

The bizarre irony is palpable. The two thugs who killed Shepard are currently serving life
sentences for their crimes - and rightfully so - in the complete
absence of any discriminatory and unnecessary "hate crimes" legislation. Justice prevailed and
existing law was undeniably "[adequate] to address this

In fact, I challenge proponents of S. 909 to provide one verifiable example of a prosecutor
refusing to charge a violent criminal because the victim was
a homosexual or a cross-dresser.

They won't. They can't.

But back to the interstate commerce charade:

Here, the federal government's own statistics serve to derail the "hate crimes" gravy train.
According to the FBI, in 2007 - out of 1.4 million violent
crimes in the U.S. - there were a mere 247 cases of aggravated assault (including five deaths)
allegedly motivated by the victim's "sexual orientation."

Yet S. 909 makes the fantastic claim that there is an epidemic of such "hate crimes." So many,
in fact, that it "poses a serious national problem." The
bill hysterically declares - while providing zero evidence - the following nonsense:

· Such violence substantially affects interstate commerce in many ways;

· [T]he movement of members of targeted groups (homosexuals, pedophiles, cross-dressers, etc.)
is impeded, and members of such groups are forced to move
across State lines to escape the incidence or risk of such violence;

· Members of targeted groups are prevented from purchasing goods and services, obtaining or
sustaining employment, or participating in other commercial

And, here's the kicker. Wait for it .. Wait for it:

· Perpetrators cross State lines to commit such violence.

So there you have it, folks. If it weren't so serious, it'd be comical. But let's make sure we
have it straight. According to Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy,
Barack Obama and their S. 909 cheerleading cohorts, we must pass S. 909 immediately because
right here, right now in America, it's not at all unusual to
witness terrified hordes of fabulously dressed - yet wrongfully unemployed - "gays" and
otherwise gender confused blokes in lipstick and Jimmy Choo pumps,
frantically fleeing Dolce & Gabbana before they've even had a chance to make a purchase, while
inbred, homophobic, bat-wielding rednecks hotly pursue them
across state lines.

Don't think I'll be wearing that pink evening gown any time soon.

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Ray T. Mahorney

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