House approves expanded hate crime law By THOMAS FERRARO Capitol Hill Blue April 30, 2009 - 5:16am. President Obama is cheering it on. Representative Lamar Smith understands it:
this bill undermines one of the most basic principles of our criminal justice system — 'equal justice for allâ€¦Justice will now depend on the race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other protected status of the victimâ€¦It will allow different penalties to be imposed for the same crime."
Whatâ€™s happened here is that the entire conservative side of the cultural divide has been demonized as potential extremist terroristsâ€¦Iâ€™m thinking that one day a group of FBI agents will come to CIS and want to go through our files.
CIS: Center for Immigration Studies, which gives Steinlight shelter.
(Hat Tip The Kvetcher)
No one who knows what these laws have shamefully been used to do in Canada and Britain can take this threat lightly. The Rev. Ted Pikeâ€™s critique of the 2005 version of this horror is here.