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Hate Crime Laws: Criminalizing Free Speech
Federal Hate Crime Bill: Don't Forget it Hasn't Gone Away

On September 14, 2005, the House of Representatives suddenly passed 223-199 the federal “anti-hate” bill, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005. It was inserted as AMDT.2662 into the Children’s Safety Act. Despite all odds, the Senate Judiciary stripped the hate bill S.1145 from the Children's Safety Act on October 20th 2005, thanks in many parts to the loud voices of many broadcasters and talk radio listeners who helped reveal the reality and consequences of the hate bill.

Yet like all these draconian, freedom hating pieces of legislation, there are attempts afoot to quietly attach it to other bills and get it through on the sly. Senator Edward Kennedy is determined to reattach the hate bill, unmodified, to The Sex Offenders Registration Act, S.1088. If that fails, he may attach it to the Streamlined Procedures Act. Kennedy's staffers have told Reverend Ted Pike, one vigilant exposee of the hate bill, that they are confident of victory, considering the Senate's 65-to-33 vote in favor of the hate bill last year.
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