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ADL: Prosecute
Tea Party `Hate Speech'

By Rev. Ted Pike
15 April 2010

The Jewish Anti-Defamation League says alleged racial slurs by Tea Party protestors against Congress members last month are "hate speech" and not protected by the First Amendment. According to ADL, Tea Party protestors "crossed the line" with racial slurs against black Congressmen. Such slurs, ADL head Abe Foxman contends, "are not constitutionally protected, and require a strong legal response."
Foxman says, "Four months ago, ADL documented an undercurrent of rage sweeping across the United States. Unfortunately, that rage is spreading, like a rash, creeping steadily from the fringes of our society into the mainstream. Our leaders should demand criminal prosecution for those who cross the line."
Really? Such slurs are socially repugnant—and often unconstitutionally prosecuted under ADL-inspired state and local hate crime statutes. But racial, "homophobic," and "anti-Semitic" slurs are protected by the First Amendment. Threat of imminent violence against a Congressman is illegal. But tolerance of slurs as well as profane, obscene, and blasphemous speech is a necessary side effect of America's unique efforts to protect speech as much as possible. The government can’t prosecute people for hurting others' feelings!
Several months ago, Democratic leadership responded to Rep. Wilson’s public accusation that President Obama was a "liar" by severely limiting Congressional members’ freedom to criticize the President. If Republican and Democrat leadership take Foxman's advice and go a step further, they will criminalize perhaps offensive, yet constitutionally protected, speech by Tea Party members as well.
How would this draconian speech ban be enforced? By ADL’s ready-made federal hate crimes law!
The hate crimes law criminalizes not just violent hate crimes but also general bias crimes against persons or property. ADL considers public slurs against protected groups a hate crime in the dozens of hate crime bureaucracies it has created worldwide. If Congress follows its recommendations, the US Justice Department could initiate test indictments for statements that are racially or sexually derisive. In appeals courts, liberal judges would likely uphold the federal interest, outlawing the bias and words that ostensibly lead to crimes of prejudice. The hate law would thus morph into a full-blown speech crimes law. With such precedent the government could also criminalize much "seditious," "violence-inciting," and "terrorist" hate speech at Tea Party protests and online.
The hate law is also meant to "prevent" hate crimes. This suggests a federal mandate to discourage the biased thoughts and words which the government views as causing hate crimes. The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act is also meant to prosecute hate crimes “and for other purposes”—known only to its framer, ADL.
The ADL just produced a 20-page report, "Violent Voices: Anti-Government Extremism Takes on New Intensity." The report gives examples of "hate speech" now proliferating on the internet and suggests these words will lead to violence. ADL says, "We are deeply concerned about the current trend and about the fact that a significant minority is coming to believe that methods of peaceful protest have failed and the time has come where violence may be necessary or justified. If this trend continues, the Hutaree arrests may come to be seen not as the culmination, but rather as the first step in a necessary and significant national law enforcement operation. "

Our Right to "Threaten" Government

Freedom of speech and conscience should mean that if Americans believe a member of Congress truly betrayed our nation and Constitution they have the right to say so. In the early 1950s, Americans demanded the execution of atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Today, they have the same right to the opinion that, following due process, execution of a treasonous public official is justified. A government guilty of treason also deserves a violent end. This last, desperate option is upheld by the Constitution, and millions now believe revolution may be publicly advocated.
Contrary to ADL's depiction of such verbal sentiment as unlawful, this view springs primarily from patriotic conviction, not "hate." Although countless Americans may now hold this opinion, it does not mean they intend to imminently execute traitors. It is not in the same category as sending an email to one's Congressman, threatening to kill him at his next town hall meeting. Yet if ADL is successful in making slurs indictable, soon all who "threaten" government officials through “uncivil” speech could be viewed as hate criminals. Several years ago, a Canadian angrily emailed his Member of Parliament for permitting excessive immigration. The MP filed hate crimes charges under ADL’s Canadian hate laws, and the charges were upheld.
Since the number of Americans now uttering "seditious" sentiments is so large, ADL is clearly beginning to condition the public to believe that sweeping legislative action and prosecution may be necessary to preserve order.

Jewish Left Infiltrating Tea Party?

The vulnerability of Tea Party members to such prosecution is heightened by efforts of the organized Jewish left to damage the Tea Party, possibly by infiltrating Tea Party meetings with "agent provocateurs." In its article, "Foes of Tea Party Movement to Infiltrate Rallies," Yahoo News says,

"Opponents of the fiscally conservative tea party movement say they plan to infiltrate and dismantle the political group by trying to make its members appear to be racist, homophobic, and moronic. Jason Levin, creator of said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15 th--tax filing day, when tea party groups across the country are planning to gather and protest high taxes…Levin says they want to exaggerate the group's least appealing qualities, further distance the tea party from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them."

This could well include yelling racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic slurs.
What will keep possible Jewish provocateurs, shouting slurs, from themselves being indicted under possible hate law enforcement? Simple. Attorney-General Eric Holder made perfectly clear last spring in the hate bill's Senate Judiciary hearing that Jews are protected from indictment under the hate law. Meanwhile, indicted whites, Christians, and conservatives face at least triple penalties. If a Jewish provocateur did shout the "N" word and were arrested, it is unlikely a local governing body would prosecute him as a hate criminal. But if a white Christian Tea party member did so, he could face possible years of imprisonment under ADL’s state and federal hate laws. (See, NPN video 'Holder Admits: No Equality Under Hate Bill' at

Time for Wisdom, Not Violence

If the militia, Tea Party, and far right activists can retain self-control for the next six months, both US Senate and House can be restructured at midterms in November. This could revive hopes and confidence in legislative reform via public input and ballot, not bullet! But if right wing bigotry and violence erupt, it will delight the circling wolves of liberals and Jewish media, who will go in for the kill. Already, Jewish-dominated NBC is preparing a primetime special against the “Christian” Hutaree and militia. As master myth makers, Jewish media will create new mythologies surrounding the right in America. They will rival those already enshrined in history books against Nazism and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. (See, Jews Confirm Big Media is Jewish)
If the right cannot control itself, it may end all hopes of national restoration. In 1989 the Chinese people rose in patriotic wrath and idealism, marching on Beijing to "throw the bums out." But they were repulsed by tanks and machine guns in Tiananmen Square. Today, all hopes of freedom in China are extinguished. The Chinese now content themselves with materialism. Anyone who militates against the government is considered worse than a madman. If the present populist revolt fails, America will probably plunge into the same fatalistic hopelessness.
Is there hope? Yes, if the Right doesn’t destroy itself.




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America First Books Editor's Note

For those new to the hate bill controversy that is the topic of most of Rev. Pike's work, please link to the following articles:
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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