ALG in the News: Arkansas GOP Wing on Hate Crime Bill
ALG Editor's Note: In the following commentary, Americans for Limited Government's own Carter Clews is featured in the Arkansas GOP Wing piece on the newly proposed Hate Crime Bill.
Today in Washington D. C. - July 15, 2009 - Reid Pushes Hate Crimes onto DOD Funding Bill
DOD Funding & Hate Crimes Bill: The Senate resumed consideration of the fiscal 2010 Defense authorization bill, S. 1390. The bill would authorize $679.8 billion in military funding.
Warning: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today has filed a hate crimes amendment to the DOD Authorization Bill. He then filled the tree, which means no amendments can be offered to his amendment, and filed cloture on the amendment. Hhe is calling for cloture to rush the bill through before any debate can take place. As identified by Americans for Limited Government this "hate crimes" bill may be one of the most dangerously bigotted pieces of class warfare legislation ever to come before Congress.
For information on the amendment, read: Senator Leahy Hides "Hate Crime Bill" In Pentagon Budget. There is a brief video which explains the dangers vastly expanded federal hate crimes laws pose to people of faith. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke Monday on the floor of the U.S. Senate and argued essentially that since he couldn't get 60 honest votes to pass the hate crimes bill S. 909, then he would attach it as an amendment to S. 1390, the National Defense Authorization Act…