Conference between the House and Senate on the defense authorization bill, with hate bill attached, ended today. Sen. Carl Levin and Sen. John McCain announced that the compromise bill includes funding for the development of additional F-35 fighter engines (eventually costing about $100 billion). Asked whether this would tempt a presidential veto, Levin said he did not think so because of accommodations to Obama in the bill that would trim extra spending. McCain said he did not know.
The considerations Levin referred to included elimination of a new fleet of C-17 cargo transports as well as a presidential helicopter fleet. Also, initial funds to be provided General Electric-Rolls Royce for development of the engines are only a reported $560 million. Levin hopes such limited initial spending will persuade Obama that extra engines will not threaten his request for purchase of as many F-35 fighters as possible. Obama says extra F-35 engines mean fewer fighters.
On the other hand, since F-35 engine production is by far the largest expenditure to which Obama objects, it is open to question whether the President will be appeased. He has stated repeatedly, emphatically, that he will not tolerate a $100 billion expenditure on engine development he thinks unnecessary.
Levin must be disappointed. He was a major architect of the Senate decision this spring to strip off F-22 Raptor production, as well as F-35 engine production, from the Senate version of the defense bill. Liberals did so to avoid a veto and protect the attached federal hate crimes bill. Levin said that (largely for the sake of the hate bill) the Senate would "not send a defense authorization bill to the President that he is likely to veto."
Yet that is exactly what conference may have done.
Soon, this bill will go to both Senate and House for approval. If approved, it will go to the President, for either veto or signing, possibly as early as the end of next week.
Is there anything lovers of freedom can do in this very short time to insure its veto? Absolutely!
We must hold Obama to his oft-repeated promise to veto extra F-35 engine production. We must let him know that many, many Americans are aware of that promise. We need to bombard the White House NOW with this message: "Mr. President, we expect you to keep your promise to veto any military authorization bill that wastes $100 billion of taxpayers' money on unnecessary F-35 jet engines."
Since the defense/hate bill could be on Obama's desk in a few days, we have just enough time to get our letters to him -- if we act immediately. White House phones and faxes remain very busy, so write the President TODAY at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.
You may also contact the President by email at www.whitehouse.gov/contact. We know that Obama is not a man of his word. But, like all politicians wanting to remain in office, he is aware of the need to protect his image. The more that voters remind him of his promise, the greater will be the possibility he will pull back his pen from signing the defense/hate bill and send it back to Congress.
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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a) The Rev Ted Pike archive
b) The Religious Crisis page
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