Here is a video clip where Senator Sessions puts Holder on the spot. Holder is obviously having difficulty answering the questions that show that if for example, a minister being assaulted by a gay activist regarding preaching against homosexuality would not be protected.
This legislation is highly discriminatory and places the value of one human life above another. I think this is absolutely despicable. A human life is a human life. One life is just as valuable as another, I don't care what that person's sexual orientation is, their race or ethnicity, religion, or any other differentiating characteristic. A victim is a victim, no matter what, and crimes against a person should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Period.
Hate Crimes legislation is nothing more than political grandstanding. The very idea that one person's life is of less value than another should be revolting to every single American. "Should" being the operative word.
Oh, and one more thing. Remember my post from a few days ago about the defense bill that would fund the addition of seven F-22's to our arsenal? And how President Obama has threatened to veto it if funding the fighters is still in it when it reaches him? Well, the Hate Crimes bill is now a rider on the Defense Bill. Since President Obama is pro Hate Crimes legislation to the max and anti-funding for the F-22's, it will be very interesting to see what he will do.
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