Skip to comments.Holder: Whites and Ministers will not be protected by proposed hate crimes legislation.
Posted on 07/02/2009 7:43:35 AM PDT by mudblood
Holder: Whites and Ministers will not be protected by proposed hate crimes legislation. Attorney General Eric Holder testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 25 and gave startling testimony that means Christian ministers and whites will not be protected under the hate crimes statute proposed by the Department of Justice. Holder says that the proposed statute would only protect traditional victims of hate crimes, and then he goes on to name a series of Democratic Party constituencies.
You can either launch the video here or click the webstream link here to see his testimony for yourself.
Senator Sessions asks Holder about the scope of the protected classes. (Beginning at 58:43 running through 60:09) Sessions presents a hypothetical where a minister gives a sermon, quotes the Bible about homosexuality and is thereafter attacked by a gay activist because of what the minister said about his religious beliefs and what scripture says about homosexuality.
Holder: Well the statute would not necessarily cover that. On the other hand, I think the concern that actually has been expressed is if the action was reversed. . . . We are talking about, if in fact the person, we are talking about crimes that have a historic basis. Groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of their skin color, sexual orientation, that is what this legislation is designed to cover. The fact that someone might strike somebody as a result of pure speech, again, . . . we dont have the indication that somebody was motivated to strike at somebody because they were in one of these protected classes. That would not be covered by the statute.
Later, Senator Tom Coburn asks Holder if the muslim radical who killed army recruiter Pvt. Long committed a hate crime. Holders equivocation was disturbing. There is a certain element of hate in that, I suppose. He would suppose. You can see him suppose at minute 73:00.
Then Holder goes on to list the only groups intended to be protected by the proposed law. This is racial identity politics taking a sinister turn. Holder explicitly says the proposed law only protects classes where there is a history of violence against those groups. What we are looking for here in terms of expansion of the statute are instances where there is a historic basis. See, groups of people who are singled out for violence perpetrated against them because of who they are. I dont know if we have the same historical record to say members of our military have been targeted in the same way that people who are African American, people who are Jewish, people who are gay, have been targeted over the many years. (minute 73:00-74:00)
Based on Holders testimony, it is clear that the law would not protect white victims who were attacked because of their race by racial minorities. Holders testimony explicitly excluded prosecution of the gay activist who attacks a Christian minister or priest because of his sermon on homosexuality, but the legislation protects the gay activist when he is attacked. This is a dangerous development to our laws and our nation. One of the most fundamental principles in the founding of this nation was that all are created equal. A bloody Civil War was fought to sustain it. No group enjoys privileged status over the other. Once the Department can decide to protect certain individuals for crimes, and not others, those not protected will lose faith in the system. Loss of faith in the system is more than a simple inconvenience. Confidence that laws are enforced fairly and equally preserves peace and prosperity. Lawlessness ensues when the law is perceived as a weapon against certain groups for the benefit of other groups. It is not enough to simply point to a bundle of statistics or history, or to Matthew Sheppard, to justify unfairness in the law.
Holder’s race laws, make him the second coming of the Nazi regime.
Hey Holder, who is going to protect you?
And another may come to restore it.
Holder is Wilhelm Stuckart reborn.
Henry Bowman, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
This is seriously insane. If any of the senators had any ba&&s they would have thrown him out of the room.
Reverse racism working overtime.
Holder is a so-called African American - he is protected and angry.
Maybe the GOP should consider restructuring the party along the lines of a parliamentary party. Create a shadow govt. Develop a full array of policy alternatives. Nominate a candidate for POTUS this summer whose only job will be preparing for 2012 and being the daily visible opposition to Obama. The Dems are both restrucutring American govt AND running a permanent campaigm. It's time for the GOP to do something outside the box.
What would it take to prove a historical pattern of violence against white folks?
If it doesn’t protect whites and ministers, or anyone else, then it denies equal protection of the law. Hello?
“Whites and Ministers will not be protected by proposed hate crimes legislation”
If anything, they will be the preferred target. Like Jews in Europe. It’s been this way since the sixties and it’s getting more and more overt.
For someone to be a Traitor, they would have had to have been on our side in the first place. With Holder, that isn't the case....
This isn’t about making sense, this is about ‘revenge’ against whitey for their ‘crimes’ against humanity.
“Obama’s civilian Security Apparatus.”
I really look forward to the day that this element attempts to exercise any authority whatsoever in this country. The wheels all come off that day, and that collection of uneducated, undisciplined, misfits won’t know what hit them.
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