H R 1592 YEA-AND-NAY 3-May-2007 1:46 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes.
Yeas Nays PRES NV
Democratic: Yeas 212, Nays 14, NV 6
Republican: Yeas 25, Nays 166, NV 10
TOTALS: Yeas 237, Nays 180, NV 16
See the text of the Hate Crimes bill, which includes protected classes for "sexual orientation," and "gender identity" at http://thomas.loc.gov/ - HR 1592
Bible believing Christians and Constitutionalists should not rest with passage only of state constitutional amendments that protect the institution of marriage.
As good as those are, they are only defensive measures, and are insufficient to protect us from Hate Crimes legislation.
What is needed is a restoration of the right of the States to criminalize the commission of acts of sodomy. The 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas US supreme court decision was the "Roe" of the sodomy issue, undermining the law of the State of Texas, however there is a constitutional remedy to restore the right of the States to re-criminalize the immoral acts of sodomy. Such a remedy can be found in HR 300, the "We the People Act of 2007," introduced by Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), to use the Constitution'sArticle III., Section 2. authority granted to the US Congress, to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court (so the US supreme Court cannot overturn State anti-sodomy laws).
See HR 300 at http://thomas.loc.gov.
Congressman Ron Paul is also a GOP candidate for US President and is reportedly going to participate in the Republican presidential candidate debate scheduled for today, Thursday,May 3, 2007 in California.
US House limits jurisdiction of Federal Courts regarding the Pledge of Allegiance Employs Article III., Section 2. constitutional power of the US Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court:
This same Article III., Section 2. constitutional power of the US Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court can be further applied to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage, to protect state-level laws banning acts of sodomy, to protect federal and state laws banning abortion, and to protect the freedom of religious expression that is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, vis-a-vis public displays of the Ten Commandments, and public prayer in the Name of Jesus.
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
May 3, 2007
Call your US Senator to oppose the Hate Crimes bills (H.1592 and S.1105).
Call the Washington DC switchboard toll free at: 1-866-340-9281