- Largely as a result of my last e-alert (See, http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/foulhbhearingrigged.htm
- Foul! Hate Bill Hearing Rigged!), massive protest calls overwhelmed the
US Senate today. Phone lines have been jammed. One Republican Senator's
office told me that, even with five receptionists, they have been "inundated."
Other offices said that word perfectly describes the tidal wave of anger
Americans express at Sen. Leahy's outrageous choice of hate bill witnesses;
he selected five in favor of the hate bill versus just one conservative!
- The extensive protest calling today was a breakthrough.
But our opponents are also busy. The homosexual <http://www.hrc.org/sites/hatecrimes/index.asp>Human
Rights Campaign (HRC) has ignited a full-scale counterattack, directed
primarily to Democrat Senators. Democrat offices report that pro-hate bill
calls today have outnumbered those in opposition.
- Since the homosexual lobby will be calling tomorrow,
we must, too! We must especially call Democrat Senators. Even while the
hearing is underway Thursday (See, <http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3943>Judiciary
hearing page), the staff of Judiciary Senators will keep them periodically
posted about the level of calls.
- From where is this tsunami of hate bill protest coming?
Following NPN's alert last Thursday that a hate bill hearing was scheduled,
Evangelical watchdog groups now encourage calls against the hate bill in
anticipation of Thursday's hearings. Unfortunately, none of their websites
(including WorldNetDaily) spreads the word about Leahy's outrageous discrimination
against conservative witnesses. As a result they are missing an incredible
opportunity to kill the hate bill.
- Instead, enormous and increasing opposition-and willingness
to take action-has come from my constituents of alternative talk radio
and the internet. Alternative media attracts thinkers, activists, and those
dissatisfied with mainstream answers and leadership. I can generate more
action from a relatively small talk show on the Republic or Genesis radio
networks than an evangelical superstation! Clearly, the forces of alternative
media are coming of age; they have proven today that they can shake Congress.
- The next question is: Will the Democrats cancel the hearing,
or will they bull their way to certain scathing criticism by Republican
Judiciary members and even probable disdain from their own ranks? No one
can deny or doubt that Leahy's discrimination against conservatives is
yet more evidence that the hate bill is too weak to withstand normal Congressional
- Democrat leadership is silent. Yet we can be sure of
one thing: Our best chance to kill the hate bill is to continue today's
momentum with heavy protest, especially targeting Democrats. If only a
few defect from hate bill support, it could mean the end of the hate bill
- It could also deal a solar plexus blow to other hate
bills now pushing forward.