Jody Hice on Civil Rights
Hice: Strongly Agree
This reality cannot be over-emphasized. When taken in its entirety, Islam is not a religion! Rather, it is a totalitarian way of life complete with its own legal system (Sharia Law), financial structure, military and government system.
Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology. It is a complete geo-political structure, and as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection. To grant it such is to give protection to another governmental system; one that is in direct conflict to our constitutional establishment.
Are not most violent crimes motivated by hate? If so, let's deal with actual crimes and punish those who perpetrate them. All violence stems from hate, and all Americans deserve equal protection, not just a certain group.
All crime is wrong, whether it is motivated by greed, lust, personal vendetta, animosity, or prejudices of any sort, but to create a "hate crime" for the purpose of intimidating American citizens into silence and submission is preposterous. In reality, if it was scrutinized in the light of the US Constitution, current 'hate crime legislation' would have to be determined the true discriminator by holding people guilty for their beliefs. The current law will penalize people for not supporting the homosexual lifestyle.
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Congressional Summary: The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that:
Political Argument Opposed: [ACLU, July 20, 2015]: The House of Representatives & leading anti-LGBT organizations are pushing a bill--disingenuously titled the First Amendment Defense Act--that would open the door to unprecedented taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people, single mothers, and unmarried couples. This bill would
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