(NewsMax) - ....One Democratic fundraiser said some congressional candidates are planning to distance themselves from Obama and refrain from attacking McCain.
“If people are voting for McCain, it could help Republicans all the way down the ticket, even in a year when the Democrats should be sweeping all before us,” the fundraiser told the Times.
“There is a growing sense of doom among Democrats I have spoken to....
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(WorldNetDaily) - A federal "hate crimes" plan to criminalize speech or thoughts critical of homosexuality – dropped from Congress' agenda earlier because of a veto threat from President Bush – may be resurrected before the election, according to an opponent of such advocacy laws.The so-called "hate crimes" bill, which would criminalize certain types of Christian speech and practice, is to be attached to the 2009 Defense Reauthorization Bill. It's an old congressional trick - as old as Congress itself. Bush has promised to veto such legislation, but by attaching it to funding for national defense, it's designed to put President Bush in an awkward situation, which would force him to veto funding for national defense. This legislation is unconstitutional and un-American. 'The Catholic Knight" challenges the patriotism of anyone who would support restricting freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Only a massive national outcry against this kind of political trickery, can stop it in it's tracks. 'The Catholic Knight' provides the following link for your convenience. Please forward this message to an many people as possible...
"Here's ultimately what we expect," Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law, told WND today. "The hate crimes plan is to be offered as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2009 Department of Defense reauthorization bill. That's what the word is, that it's going to be offered as an amendment."
Pro-homosexual advocates long have sought such a law but opponents fear it would be used to crack down on those who maintain a biblical perspective that condemns homosexuality as sin. Observers note that it would criminalize speech and thought, since other criminal actions already are addressed with current statutes.
Canada already has an aggressive "hate crimes" law, and there authorities there have gone so far as to tell a Christian pastor he must recant his faith because of the legislation that bans statements that can be "perceived" as condemning another person...
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