On Monday, Pres. Obama struck back at powerful Democrat leaders in Congress who vow they'll add $2 billion in funding to the defense appropriations bill for extra F-35 fighter engines. He said, "If Congress sends me a defense bill loaded with a bunch of pork, I will veto it."
In July, the Senate added the federal hate crimes bill to the defense bill. If Obama vetoes the final defense bill, with hate bill attached, the hate bill will be destroyed, probably for this session of Congress.
Speaking to a convention of VFW veterans in Phoenix, Obama joined with many critics, including Sen. John McCain, in denouncing "indefensible, no-bid contracts that cost taxpayers billions and make contractors rich." He lashed out at "the special interests and their exotic projects that are years behind schedule and billions over budget." These include "the entrenched lobby pushing weapons that even our military says it doesn't want." He rebuked lawmakers in Congress dedicated "to protect jobs back home building things we don’t need [with] a cost that we can’t afford.”
The AP article says, "Despite objections and veto threats from the White House, a $636 billion Pentagon spending bill was approved by a 400-30 vote in the House late last month. It contains money for a much-criticized new presidential helicopter fleet, cargo jets that the Pentagon says aren’t needed and an alternative engine for the next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that military leaders say is a waste of money."
Obama has objections not just with specific pork on the defense bill but with its basic ideology. He says the DOD bill is "wasting tax dollars “with doctrine and weapons better suited to fight the Soviets on the plains of Europe than insurgents in the rugged terrain of Afghanistan.”"
Instead, "The president laid out a vision of a nimble, well-armed and multilingual fighting force of the future, not one that was built to fight land battles against the Soviets in Europe." On the other hand, "lawmakers protecting jobs at home are certain to put up enormous fights over Obama’s efforts to stop production on weapons like the F-22 fighter jet."
Fresh Opportunity to Kill the Hate Bill
Heightening tension between Obama and powerful Democrats in Congress is very encouraging news to lovers of freedom who desire to see the federal hate crimes bill destroyed. Increased bickering over the defense bill gives substance to our hopes that, by protesting the hate bill at town hall meetings and faxing our demand to the President that he not sign the hate bill, we can actually persuade the Democrats to abandon the hate bill as unpopular.
Now is the time to do as much as we can to hasten the hate bill's destruction:
1. Protest the hate bill at town hall meetings over the next three weeks. Family Research Council lists upcoming town halls in your area.
2. Fax the President at 1-202-456-2461: "Mr. President, we will never forgive or forget if you sign the freedom-stealing, pedophile-protecting hate bill."
Shakespeare said there are tides in the affairs of men and nations which, if made the most of, can result in spectacular success. We are now experiencing two such waves: a crescendo of town hall protest against the Democrats, plus rising animosity among Democrats over the arm bill. These, if ridden at their crest and exploited to the fullest, I believe, could result in hate bill defeat.
Are you a person who stands by watching, waiting to see what happens? Or one who recognizes rare opportunity, seizes it, and helps change history?
It is possible NOW for Christian/conservative organizations, by expressing massive disgust with the hate bill, to make it a liability to the President and his party. Popular outrage at this moment might even make Democrats eager to jettison the hate bill. Join with me wholeheartedly in this last push to save free speech.
The opportunity may never come again.
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Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational videos, "Stop the Pedophile-Protecting Hate Bill!, at www.truthtellers.org which explains how the hate bill, S. 909, ends freedom. Also at www.truthtellers.org, watch the gripping 82-minute documentary "Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians."
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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America First Books Editor's Note
For those new to this controversy, please link
to the following articles:
Fox News Rips "Pedophile-Protecting" Hate Bill:
...[Fox News anchor Megyn] Kelly interviewed Rep. Steve King, who attempted to amend the hate bill in Judiciary last week to explicitly exclude pedophiles. King reported how Rep. Alcee Hastings, a pro-hate bill Democrat, proudly claimed practitioners of 547 paraphilias listed by the American Psychiatric Association can "live without fear" once the hate bill is passed.
Ms. Kelly also expressed indignation that, while the Democrats acted to protect pedophiles, they rejected Republican efforts to obtain similar special protection for war veterans. Especially in times of unpopular wars, these are common victims of "hate crimes," spit upon or attacked because of who they are -- military defenders of America's freedom...
Alert to Congress Regarding Hate Bills and the False Flag Attack Threat by America First Books publisher William B. Fox. Two-thirds down the web page please find the essay "The Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine major reasons."
Also, earlier on this same page I comment:
Although Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
This is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime” laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.
Hate crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence or infringement on the rights of others.
In our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt. Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne described in his classic book Why Government Doesn't Work.
Please find out more about the hate crime issue in the Rev Ted Pike archive.
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and secular viewpoints on
freedom of speech issues
at America First Books:
a) The Rev Ted Pike archive
b) The Religious Crisis page
These web pages address not only conservative Christian and Christian Zionist viewpoints, but also secular, anarcho-libertarian, atheist, pagan/natural religion (particularly Asatru/Odinist),
and "miscellaneous other" perspectives.