Friday, October 30, 2009

Hand Holding De-Criminalized!

The President of the United States of America signed a bill Wednesday, a defense funding bill, that had hidden inside it a hate crimes provision.

The law expands the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation. Under existing federal law, hate crimes are defined as those motivated by the victim’s race, color, religion or national origin.

Prosecutors will have new tools to work with states in order to prosecute to the fullest those who would perpetrate such crimes,” Mr. Obama said, speaking in the East Room of the White House at an evening reception, “Because no one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love.” ("Obama Signs Hate Crimes Bill

I’m sure those words will ring down through the ages like, “Brought forth a Nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” and “A day that will live in infamy,” and “Pay any price, bear any burden,” or at least, “But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.”

Or maybe not.

“Holding the hands of the person they love”?

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