From "Senate Passes Dangerous Hate-Crimes Amendment" posted 9/27/07 at Citizenlink.org
Democrats passed a hate-crimes measure today, but failed to collect enough votes to override a pledged presidential veto. The amendment, which would create a new federal class of crime based on "actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity," is attached to a Defense spending bill.
Five Republican senators who voted in favor of hate-crimes legislation in 2004 switched their votes today and opposed the measure. They are: Sens. Lamar Alexander, Tenn.; Robert Bennett, Utah; John Ensign, Nev.; and Lisa Murkowski and Ted Stevens, both of Alaska.
"The president is not going to agree to this social legislation on the Defense Authorization Bill," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told The Associated Press. "This bill will get vetoed."
The Democrat-controlled House passed similar legislation as a stand-alone bill earlier this year, and also fell short of the needed votes to override a veto.Read the rest of this article.
Before the election, many conservatives who usually vote either stayed home or voted for the liberals because they were disgusted and disillusioned with inarguable conservative (i.e.: Republican) ineptitude and cowardice. They reasoned, "What difference does it make, who gets elected?"
Well, here's their answer. Liberals do not value freedom the way conservatives do and are quite willing to destroy it in order to gain votes for the short term. This would not have happened had we not foolishly allowed these people to be elected just last November...
Please EMAIL or write to the President and ask him to veto this outrageous legislation. Consider CALLING our to our two senators Obama and Durbin, both of whom voted in favor of hate crimes, to express your disappointment and remind them that we ALL have the right to EQUAL justice under the law, regardless our sexual preferences...
Next on the agenda, more destruction of freedom of religion, association and conscience through the passage of ENDA.