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February 15, 2007

Sheila Jackson-Lee Moves to Terminate Freedom of Speech

A bill proposed by the abominable Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would allow the federal government to jail people for "hate crimes" — a nebulous concept that will inevitably include speech privileged groups like Muslims and homosexuals don't want to hear. Disturbingly, H.R. 254 even allows the government to act preemptively to prevent a "hate crime."

The law attempts to circumvent the Tenth Amendment with the most absurd pretexts ever cooked up by Congress, including the notion that oppressing privileged groups constitutes "slavery," and affects interstate commerce by supposedly influencing whether people cross state lines.

WND gives an idea of the effects "hate crimes" legislation has had in other countries:

Two Christians in Australia have been indicted for criticizing Islam, and another for criticizing Zionism. A filmmaker has been threatened with arrest for using the word "homosexual" rather than "gay." Now a German priest faces jail time for publicly criticizing abortionists, and in Holland, "fornicators" and "adulterers" are protected classes and cannot be criticized. […]in Canada and France both, legislators have been fined for publicly criticizing homosexuality. Three years ago, a Swedish hate crimes law was used to put Pastor Ake Green, who preached that homosexuality is a sin, in jail for a month. […]in Canada and some European countries, it already is a crime to use the Internet to criticize […] homosexuals and Muslims.
"Where's my shredding machine?"

On a tip from Wiggins.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 15, 2007 12:40 PM



I bet it REALLY chaps her "black pride" to be named after two Confederate war heros.

Posted by: Jimbo at February 15, 2007 12:47 PM

And here I thought the libs were all about protecting free speech of all ideas?

Oh, yeah, I forgot, the First Amendment only applies to ideas THEY support!

Posted by: Adam at February 15, 2007 1:01 PM

Jackson-Lee is the bane of my state. To think that she has anything to do with it makes me cringe.
She is a certifiable loon. Perhaps someone should ask her if she is so damn great, why is her district in the pits of society?

Posted by: retire05 at February 15, 2007 1:27 PM

Tim Hardaway will have to go to reeducation camp for forever.

Posted by: Bandit at February 15, 2007 1:36 PM

Why is it that a liberal like this is proposing we be so NIGGARDLY with our words?
I propose that we outlaw the words Jackson and Lee, because it might make little BLACK kids insecure to hear references to Confederate Civil War heroes.

Posted by: ClothedMoleRat at February 15, 2007 1:44 PM

Well this whole idea of a country based on freedom was a good idea while it lasted. But I guess the party's over.

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at February 15, 2007 1:59 PM

fine example of tolerance.

Posted by: Uturn at February 15, 2007 2:09 PM

I thought Bush was stifiling free speech?

Posted by: Steve at February 15, 2007 3:03 PM

Hey, Al Gore. Here's a threat more dangerous than Global Warming.

Posted by: bird dog at February 15, 2007 3:08 PM

But people are still thinking racist thoughts! I propose Thought Crime, to think that muslims have to be around people that think they could be terrorists!

Posted by: Eric at February 15, 2007 3:08 PM

Jackson-Lee toured NASA in Houston a while back, and was shown video from the Mars rover. As she watched, she asked a NASA employee why the video didn't show any astronauts there on Mars. [Is that Twilight Zone music beginning to play?]

Posted by: monsoon at February 15, 2007 3:19 PM

This is the same ditz who three years ago said hurricanes should have black names:
"All racial groups should be represented," Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials "would try to be inclusive of African-American names."
Who in the hell elects idiots like this? Was there no one else on the ballot?!?

Posted by: ClothedMoleRat at February 15, 2007 3:37 PM

Ummm, I used to work with a black lady named Katrina.

Apparently there are no black people named, oh, forget it, what's the point.

Posted by: Steve at February 15, 2007 5:15 PM

This will come off as highly offensive, but if she's this stupid, how dumb are her constituents?

It's all about race and a victimhood mentality. Unless you can make her constituents feel like they are bigger victims than she does, you don't stand a chance.

Look at all of the people that voted for Lamont in CT. They're just as blind and dumb as Lee's voters.

Posted by: Steve at February 15, 2007 5:19 PM

Exactly Steve, and no, it didn't come off as offensive to me. Blacks are offended by almost anything a white person says. You must be politically correct or else. To the comment about her constituents being dumb, I agree. The only thing that matters to them is whether or not they are black, not whether or not they are good for anything. Race conflict is the rule wherever there are more than one, pity we can't speak the truth about anything. On a more serious note, what this woman is doing is dangerous territory to cross-very dangerous. We are moving headlong into the kind of society invisioned in 1984. People come here and make comments and say humorous things and take jabs at her, but it is too serious to put into words. We need to take real, genuine action against these people, or else we are going to be living with sensors on our bodies to make sure we don't step outta line lest we get zapped.

Posted by: Chris at February 15, 2007 7:52 PM

i'll never forget the time i called my black bro-in-law "boy" - it got ugly! it was a very good way to get him to not speak to me for a couple of years and i didn't mean anything by it.

Posted by: nanc at February 16, 2007 6:29 AM

As a Liberal, I strongly oppose many of Ted Pike's views as well as the views expessed here. I strenuously SUPPORT H.R. 800, the 'Employee Free Choice Act. However, I agree with what Pike has to say about H.R. 254. This bill is a major threat to Free Speech.

"In order to evade the Constitution's clear limitations on federal intervention in law enforcement, HR 254 alleges that hate crimes
are actually...slavery! "Violence motivated by bias is a relic of slavery that can constitute badges and incidents of slavery." (Sec. 2, 8) "

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine at February 24, 2007 9:54 PM

Just another ignorant Black Bitch in the long line of ignorant black bitches.
As a Muslim Iranian-American LEGAL immigrant this stupid Black bitch disgusts me.
All she will do is make people internalize their hatred of Muslims and it will be harder for me to know who the real Islamophobes truly are in my city.
Free Speech is Politicallly Incorrect Speech.

Posted by: Muhammed Aliwajah at February 26, 2007 5:41 PM