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Hate Speech Laws -
Can They Really Silence Truth 

 
The day the Christian right-wing conservative movement went on the defense, was the day the liberals became greatly armed. Ever since that day the liberals have managed to move the mark inch by inch.
 
Conservatives need to take control, we need to disarm the liberals. There is nothing more disarming, than to look a person threatening you, right in the face and say to them, "Do it. Right now. Do it!" God says that the fear of man is a snare. So our first step is to trust that God will show us a way out of our troubles. 
 
Some liberals are seeking to push a hate-speech bill into law. Such a law would greatly infringe on Americans' freedom of speech. I say to them, 'go for it, give it your best shot.' They simply do not scare me, because my God reigns.

Equally disarming to our enemies is to go on the offense. Scripture says that in Christ, we are more than conquerors. One cannot conquer a thing, while one is on the defense. And the best way to go on the offense is to put your adversary in a play called by you, a play that involves much greater complexity than he can handle--one that cannot be won by a single slam-dunk. 
 
These Scripturally based instructions need to be heeded

- Clever as a serpent and gentle as a lamb
- Do not take council from the ungodly or sit with the scorners or stand in the way of sinners.
- Have nothing to do with evil works of darkness, but rather expose them. 
- Darkness has nothing in common with light.
- Come out from among evil doers.
- Put the wicked out from among us.
- Do not fret over evil doers who prosper in their ways, but keep doing what God wants us to do. 
- God uses all things for our good and to His glory.
- What Satan means for evil, God means for good. 
- Trust in the Lord with all our heart, lean not on our own understanding, in every way acknowledge Him and He   
  shall direct our path.

A prayer that God will heal our land, keeps me in a steadfast belief that God is going to do just that.
 

Check out these descriptive phrases; 'perverted people,' 'unnatural behavior(s),' 'sexually sinful,' 'other than one man one woman,' 'vile affections' and 'unseemly behavior in the eyes of God.'  
 
The hate speech bill cannot touch these phrases, they are simply too broad. Such phrases include ALL sexual sin. Also, how many people will want to admit to being, 'perverted people, who practice unnatural behavior of sexually sinful, a behavior that is unseemly in the eyes of God?' 
 
Not needing to use particular words disarms the liberals and enables conservatives to stay focused on the entirety-of-the-reason to stop the hate speech bill from being passed into law. The focus of the hate speech bill needs to be on the grounds that such a law would abridge us from our Constitutional rights, stated in the 1st amendment. We must not argue the need for the 1st amendment, but the need to uphold it.
 
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press; Rights of Assembly and Petition (ratified December 15, 1791)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
 
When a plaintiff brings suit against a defendant, the plaintiff has one piece of evidence that no matter what else happens in court, he can go back to and rely on. The first amendment is our one piece of evidence to be stood on. We need to stand strong and united. And we need to educate others on this.
 
God says "My people perish for lack of knowledge." We need to inform other Christians of what is going on. But we need to do so calmly and trusting in God. We cannot present the information to anyone in a state of panic. The truth of the matter is, we have nothing to panic over--our hope is in the Lord.
 
 
Do we want a country that puts limits on our 'free' speech, by denying us our right to speak against certain topics?
 
Contact your US Reprehensive in Congress and your two Senators and tell them that you expect them to uphold the US Constitution, which they swore an oath to defend. Tell them that it is your right to hate that which you hate and to speak against whatever that may be. Tell them that hate-speech laws will abridge you from your freedom of speech, which is protected by the 1st amendment of the US Constitution and that you expect them to defend your right or you will not vote for them next election.


"Loving that which God detests, is evil. Hating that which God hates, is good."
 
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I plan to list names of those in office who admit to being in favor of a hate-speech law.
 
Copyright 2007 Debra J.M. Smith --January 4, 2007

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