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)
This is clearly and egregiously unconstitutional, but given the current political climate - including SCOTUS - it will probably pass. All you white people jes better watch youself!
posted on 07/02/2009 7:49:11 AM PDT
(Everything is different now...)
“What we are looking for here in terms of expansion of the statute are instances where there is a historic basis”
Like Jews, but because they pick themselves up, they are not considered a politically correct group.
posted on 07/02/2009 7:58:12 AM PDT
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