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posted on May, 3 2007 @ 12:46 PM
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Bush Expected to Veto Hate Crimes Bill


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(CNSNews.com) - President Bush is likely to veto a "hate crimes" bill under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday if it is approved by Congress. Conservatives quickly responded by thanking the president for upholding "our nation's constitutional tradition of equal protection under the law."

"The administration favors strong criminal penalties for violent crime, including crime based on personal characteristics, such as race, color, religion or national origin," according to a statement released by the Executive Office of the President, and forwarded by Concerned Women for America.

"However, the administration believes that H.R. 1592 is unnecessary and constitutionally questionable," the release stated. "If H.R. 1592 were presented to the president, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.
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[edit on 3-5-2007 by jsobecky]

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[edit on 5/3/2007 by Gools]




posted on May, 3 2007 @ 12:46 PM
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I do not believe that there is a need for a federal Hate Crmes bill. State and local laws are already effective in handling these crimes.

We must also consider that certain crimes would be prosecuted more vigorously because of race or sexual orientation, if this bill were to become law. This is an unfair application of justice.

Finally, it would be extremely difficult to prove that a crime was committed because of someone's race or sexual orientation, so the opportunity for a miscarriage of justice exists if this bill becomes law.

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