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Friday, April 24, 2009

Have The Members of Our Congress Not Heard of The CONSTITUTION?

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed, and forwarded to the U.S. Senate, "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (LLEHCPA), H.R. 1913." As I have said before, the concept of "hate crimes" creates special punishments for the state of mind of individual(s) at the time of committing an otherwise already identified and punishable crime! It also has the potential to allow the courts to ignore the First Amendment of our Constitution -

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (Emphases added for clarification)

In H.R. 1913 there exists language which will allow the prosecution of Christian, and perhaps other clergy, for speaking out against homosexual behavior, which would, in effect, be prohibiting the "free exercise of religion" and "abridging the freedom of speech". Apparently the desired result by the present Administration is the rapid marginalization of the Constitution of the United States of America, by removing our Constitutional guarantees one-by-one under the guise of "equal protection". Perhaps the politicians in Washington D.C. have redefined the meaning of the word "equal", to something other than "as it is for one, so it is for all".

The recent attitudes expressed by the Administration and left-wing liberal media toward the peaceable Tax Day Tea Party assembly of over two million people across the nation - with absolutely NO reported "incidents", is strongly indicative of their willingness to ignore the rights of the people to engage in peaceable assembly and to petition the government for redress of grievances. The participants therein have been improperly labeled as "anti-tax" and "right-wing extremists", and in some instances "racists" who resent a black man being elected President. The government fears a grassroots movement that dares to point out the abuses of American taxpayers hard-earned money. Anybody who is not in total agreement with the Marxist Administrations every edict and action is obviously a right-wing extremist. As for the "racist" accusations... our local Tea Party, in Grants Pass OR, stifled a small neo-Nazi group after one outburst of "White Power" from them. However, this was done in a peaceful manner, and neither side became obnoxious or aggressive. Few people have a problem with a gray man in the Oval Office, but many have a problem with a man holding the office who may not be Constitutionally eligible to even run for the office - a man who continues to refuse to provide indisputable legal documentation regarding his place of birth.

The general attitude of the current Administration notwithstanding, the point is that they are attempting to circumvent both the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. Chip away a bit here, and a bit there, modify this, "correct" that, and the next thing you know... there is NO MORE CONSTITUTION!

I could be wrong about this... oh, my error... NO WAY COULD I BE WRONG ABOUT THIS!

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