- Hoping to avoid detection from opponents in the religious
right, Senators Edward Kennedy and Gordon Smith have quietly moved the
federal hate crimes bill into the Senate. The Senate will vote, perhaps
as early as this Tuesday on whether to include it as a "rider"
on the huge federal defense bill, HR 1585. Now designated SA 2067, the
new Senate hate bill is about half the length of the House version which
passed the House earlier this year. But it gives its primary supporters,
the Anti-Defamation League and the homosexual lobby, everything they need
to end free speech in America, establishing a mammoth federal "thought
crimes" bureaucracy as in Canada.
- Lovers of free speech may have only one day,
Monday, to persuade the Senate not to include the hate bill as a rider.
If you value freedom for yourself and your children you must give top
priority to calling your Senator first thing Monday morning!
- Call (1-877) 851-6437 toll free or (202) 225-3121
toll and tell your Senator: "Please don't attach Sen. Kennedy's hate
crimes bill SA 2067 to the arms bill S 1585. Hate laws have taken away
free speech in Canada and many European countries. If you do vote for
the hate bill, I and my friends will do our best to defeat you in the next
- Call many other Senators! Come to <http://www.truthtellers.org/>www.truthtellers.org
for lists of Senators who might be persuaded to vote against Kennedy and
Smith's hate crimes amendment.
- The hate bill needs 60 votes in order to be
added to the arms bill. If we can pressure only a half dozen to vote against
it, we can powerfully weaken the hate bills chance of passage. Yes, if
the hate bill is defeated as an amendment, Kennedy and Smith may reintroduce
it as "stand alone" legislation. Yet, having already suffered
one rejection it would be much more difficult to pass. These conspirators
want to move it through quickly, as "stealth" legislation. They
are doing so over the weekend so that the religious right will not have
time to fully mobilize on Monday. Let's not let them get away with it!
- Call, and call again, Monday morning. Take
action as if your freedom and that of your children depended on it - as
it surely does.