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SO MUCH USE OF THE WORD HATE

When I was growing up, my parents would scold me if I used the word, “hate.” I was taught that hate was a terrible word and should only be used sparingly, if not at all.

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Instead of saying, “I hate turnip greens,” I was supposed to say that I didn’t care for turnip greens. Furthermore, I was never to say that I hated somebody. Again, I was supposed to say that I didn’t care for somebody. I was taught not to hate anyone or anything, except maybe snakes.

Fast forward to the second decade of the twenty-first century and what do we constantly hear…hate speech, hate groups, hate crimes, haters. The word hate is thrown out there by liberals constantly that no one thinks about the intensity of the word anymore.

In February, 1989, the Hate Crimes Statistics Act is reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. It required the Department of Justice to collect and publish data about crimes motivated by hatred based on race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. In April, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signs the bill into law.

In March of 1993, the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act is reintroduced in the House. It would allow judges to impose harsher penalties for hate crimes, including hate crimes based on gender, disability, and sexual orientation that occur in national parks and on other federal property. In November, 1993, the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act is added as an amendment to the Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. It is later enacted.

In November, 1997, HRC asks the White House to focus also on how law enforcement officials are trained to investigate and prosecute bias crimes. Before a White House summit on hate crimes concluded, Clinton unveiled a package of initiatives that included expending federal hate crimes laws to encompass crimes aimed at people because they are gay, disabled, or because of their sex.

In March 1999, The Hate Crimes Prevention Act is re-introduced in the Senate and in the House. In July, 1999, the Senate passes the Hate Crimes Prevention Act after it is incorporated as an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and State appropriations bill.

In October, 2009, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law as a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The above illustrates only the high points in the history of Federal late crimes legislation. According to Wikipedia, while all states have their hate crime laws and all states vary, current statutes permit prosecution of hate crimes committed on the basis of a person’s protected characteristics of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

While the history of “hate speech” goes back a ways, I wasn’t able to pin down when the term became somewhat of a household term in the U.S. But if I had to guess, I would say the term became commonplace around the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Later, we learned about hate groups where it seemed as though liberals were calling every group that didn’t agree with them about the issues as hate groups. Among the groups they labeled as hate groups included The Tea Party. For example, a staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) told reporters than Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo) had been spat on by a protestor. Also Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga), a hero of the civil rights movement was call the n-word. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News offered anyone $100,000 who could verify that this happened. No one could. The Tea Party is comprised of pro-limited government individuals, most are over fifty, who feel that we’re taxed enough already. Occasionally, you might see a sign or placard that might not be in the best of taste, but certainly not qualify as “hate speech.” But it seems as though liberals classify anything that does not agree with their view points as hate speech, and any group that does not fit within the boundaries of their views as hate groups.

I once indicated in a Facebook comment that the Democrat party was only concerned about controlling every aspect of people’s lives. I was then informed by a liberal that the federal government has so many wonderful programs that are designed to help people, and this liberal asked me if I hated all people who were beneficiaries of government programs. She followed by saying that she was trying to get me to stop saying such hateful things. Saying that the Democrat party was only concerned about controlling every aspect of people’s lives was hateful speech? NO! There’s no in between with liberals. If they don’t like what you say, it’s hate speech.

The Southern Law Poverty Center, a far left organization in Montgomery, Alabama, has a list of Hate groups that they supposedly watch. Among the groups they classify as Hate Groups are the American College of Pediatricians and the American Family organization. They also include the Conservative Republicans of Texas, the Dr. James Kennedy Ministries, the Christian Action Network, and the David Horowitz Freedom Center. These are organizations with which I am familiar and these organization are certainly not hate groups. But I will say, to their credit, they have the New Black Panthers listed as a hate group, along with other Islamic organizations.

I can’t possibly go through all the groups that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers as hate groups, but it’s obvious that many Christian groups are listed, as well as right-wing groups. I keep wondering when I’m going to be listed as a hater.

My point is this. If you don’t agree fully with the liberal doctrine, you are part of a hate group, guilty of uttering hate speech, and a hater in general. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the word, “hate.” As I indicated in the beginning of this article, I was taught that “hate” is a terrible word. Just because you don’t like something or disagree with someone or some philosophy doesn’t mean you’re are a hater. If you express that disagreement, it doesn’t mean you are guilty of hate speech or a part of a hate group who has similar ideology as you do.

While I’m sick of the word, hate, it doesn’t appear that liberals are going to let go of their focus on this word anytime soon. And I’d certainly check the Southern Poverty Law Center website often to make sure that you, your church, or any club to which you might belong is not listed as one of their “hate groups.”

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ONCE AGAIN, LIBERALS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS

According to Flypaper, Obama has blood on his hands for escalating racial tensions in the nation and inciting violence such as the church shooting that tragically claimed nine innocent lives on Wednesday evening, June 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve had a busy week and when I heard about the shooting at the historic church, I was very upset. I didn’t rush online to get the details because I knew they would there for me when I had time to read the articles. I wasn’t concerned with the skin color of the victims nor the skin color of the shooter. It didn’t matter to me. People in a church just seven hours by automobile from where I live were killed by some thug.

Fast forward to Thursday afternoon when I was on Facebook. There are links to articles where the current president was doing his usual pontificating about the need for more gun control. Here we go again, I thought. I linked to Rush Limbaugh’s transcript regarding the shootings where Rush was talking about the media rushing to judgment and immediately advocating the need for more gun control. Rush didn’t mention that the church was a historic black church.

When I returned to my Facebook homepage, a Friend had shared a post asking everyone to pray for the members of the Charleston A.M.E. church who had lost their lives in a shooting. It was only at this time I learned that the victims of the shooting were black. A.M.E. stands for African Methodist Episcopal (I think). Again, their skin color didn’t matter. I knew the shooter had been caught, but I still didn’t know the color of his skin, nor did I care. Although, I did suspect he was probably white because an attorney who I used to work with did indicated to me that statistically blacks don’t generally go into public places and start shooting, but whites generally do. And over the years, I’ve observed that to be true. So, it was just a couple of hours ago, that I learned that the church where the shooting took place was a historically black church and the shooter was white, and the victims were black.

I’m now reviewing an article on al.com indicating that an agency that tracks extremists and white supremacist organizations says the suspect in the fatal shooting wasn’t known to officials there. Also, the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which, in my opinion is a liberal hate group, has said that the suspect was also not known to the organization.

So, within less than twenty-four hours, it’s being speculated that the shooter was some sort of white supremacist and whether or not he is connected to any of the sixteen white supremacist organizations operating in South Carolina.

Richard Cohen, the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center goes on to say that after visiting the suspect’s Facebook page, he saw a picture where the suspect was wearing a jacket with emblems of the old apartheid regime in South Africa and the former African nation of Rhodesia, which was the name of Zimbabwe under white rule.

Kyle Campbell, a student at the University of Alabama and state president of the Alabama College Democrats has already come out and said this is a race issue. Did suspect Dylann Roof shoot these people just because they were black and he doesn’t like blacks? That is currently being speculated.

Fifty-two years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, whether or not race was involved in this tragedy shouldn’t be an issue. What should be an issue is that an obviously disturbed individual entered a church in Charleston, South Carolina and prayed along with others in the church. Then the disturbed individual took out a gun and started firing it and killed nine innocent people.

In Dr. King’s speech, he had dream that one day the ancestors of former slaves and former slave owners would sit side by side at the table of brotherhood and that one day his four little children would be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Fifty-two years later, the dream has not been fulfilled and do you know why? It’s because of the liberals/Democrats/progressives or whatever they want to call themselves now days. The programs they have introduced since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed such as Affirmative Action, Black Power, Critical Race Theory, etc. have served to further segregate the races and kept blacks from fulfilling their potential while increasing racial tensions in this nation.

In an earlier post, I said that the blood of Tamir Rice was on the hands liberals/Democrats/progressives, and now the blood of these nine victims is also on the hands of liberals/Democrats/progressives.

Could all this speculation about race signal the beginning of something? Could it be that, one of these days, if I’m in a crowded mall and accidently step on the toe of someone black, will the incident automatically be labeled as racially motivated? I don’t like some of the things I’m hearing from some of the black/charlatan leaders such as Al Sharpton. There is a war on white people in this nation and I’m concerned about this. In fact, I’m concerned about many things going on in this nation. Will Dr. King’s dreams ever be realized? It doesn’t look that way. Ask a liberal why and they’ll tell you it is because whites/Republicans are racist bigots. But they are WRONG!

My dream is for liberals/Democrats/progressives to look at the enemy and discover that the enemy is them.

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A COUPLE OF THINGS I FIND STRANGE

The Justice Department has determined that officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, acted in self-defense and was not guilty of any wrong doing in the shooting of Michael Brown. In delivering this announcement, United States Attorney General Eric Holder looked like he would rather be in a room full of rattle snakes. It was definitely a force delivery. For the “Eric Holder” Justice Department to declare that Officer Wilson was acting appropriately and within the law and within police guidelines, anyone would have to come to the conclusion that Officer Wilson was so obviously innocent. If this Justice Department had found anything questionable, there is no doubt in my mind that Wilson would have been nailed.

In a separate report, the Justice Department described what it said was a “pattern and practice” of discrimination against African-Americans by the Ferguson police and municipal courts. That discrimination included racist emails. I haven’t looked into this report, but according to cnn.com, the report states that while the town of Ferguson, Missouri is 67% black, 85% of those whose vehicles were stopped by the police were black. Furthermore, 90% of those who received citations were black and 93% of people arrested in Ferguson were black. There is some difference here, but for a town of just 21,000, it doesn’t exactly speak volumes to me. Several Ferguson municipal employees have resigned as a result of this report.

So, on one hand, the Justice Department finds that Officer Darren Wilson did not act in any way inappropriately, but finds the Ferguson Police Department has a pattern of discrimination against blacks. The current administration appears to be anti-local law enforcement. The current President never fails to take a shot at them when some sort of incident happens, even when he doesn’t know the facts of the case. In fact, liberals in general do this and typically root for the “so-called victim.” Again, what else is new? We all know that liberals don’t care about facts.

I do have a concern regarding this administration and our local law enforcement agencies. The current President, his administration, and the rest of his supporters are into putting everything they possibly can under the control of the Federal government. What’s to stop them from taking steps to impose regulations upon our local police and sheriff’s departments? Then what’s to stop them from doing away with local law enforcement and putting all law enforcement under the Federal umbrella? Can you say GESTAPO?

Do you know who the Koch brothers are, two men who name liberals spit out with hatred? The Koch brothers are majority owners of Koch Industries, an oil, gas, chemical conglomerate and the second largest private company in the U.S. Their foundations have provided millions of dollars to a wide variety of organizations, including the United Negro College Fund. Their foundations have also contributed to conservative and libertarian think tanks. But as I said, there is overwhelming hatred for the Koch brothers from the left.

Do you know who George Soros is, someone most liberals seem to revere? He’s a Hungarian-born American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is also a supporter of liberal/progressive political causes. He was the guy that said he would be willing to spend all of his money to see that George Bush wasn’t re-elected president in 2004, saying that removing George Bush from office was the center of his life. Recipients of his funding include ACORN, Planned Parenthood, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Media Matters, and MoveOn.org, all suspected corrupt organizations. According to humanevents.com, Soros would like nothing better than for America to become subservient to international bodies. He wants more power for groups such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Soros has also commented that he seems himself as a messianic figure and admits that he has carried some potent messianic fantasies since his childhood. He admits to having to suppress these fantasies for fear of ending up in a loony bin.

George Soros is a very scary individual who is obviously an advocate of an eventual one world government. He has even been linked, through his foundations, to the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. The Koch brothers are rich businessmen who have certainly contributed to conservative causes. They are great Americans who believe in American exceptionalism.

Whenever I hear liberals express hatred for the Koch brothers, I want to say to them, “What about your awful George Soros? Of course, liberals can say anything and when called down for it, they just start screaming and hurling insults which are about the only things they know how to do, other than muck up our nation. And they certainly have done that.

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