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Obama Has Big Plans For Your Civil Rights

More priorities from the President-Select’s Change.gov:

Plan to Strengthen Civil Rights

The Problem

Pay Inequity Continues: For every $1.00 earned by a man, the average woman receives only 77 cents, while African American women only get 67 cents and Latinas receive only 57 cents.

Hate Crimes on the Rise: The number of hate crimes increased nearly 8 percent to 7,700 incidents in 2006.

Efforts Continue to Suppress the Vote: A recent study discovered numerous organized efforts to intimidate, mislead and suppress minority voters.

Disparities Continue to Plague Criminal Justice System: African Americans and Hispanics are more than twice as likely as whites to be searched, arrested, or subdued with force when stopped by police. Disparities in drug sentencing laws, like the differential treatment of crack as opposed to powder cocaine, are unfair.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Plan

Strengthen Civil Rights Enforcement

Obama and Biden will reverse the politicization that has occurred in the Bush Administration’s Department of Justice. They will put an end to the ideological litmus tests used to fill positions within the Civil Rights Division.

Combat Employment Discrimination

Obama and Biden will work to overturn the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that curtails racial minorities’ and women’s ability to challenge pay discrimination. They will also pass the Fair Pay Act to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Expand Hate Crimes Statutes

Obama and Biden will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation, expand hate crimes protection by passing the Matthew Shepard Act, and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Section.

End Deceptive Voting Practices

Obama will sign into law his legislation that establishes harsh penalties for those who have engaged in voter fraud and provides voters who have been misinformed with accurate and full information so they can vote.

End Racial Profiling

Obama and Biden will ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies and provide federal incentives to state and local police departments to prohibit the practice.

Reduce Crime Recidivism by Providing Ex-Offender Support

Obama and Biden will provide job training, substance abuse and mental health counseling to ex-offenders, so that they are successfully re-integrated into society. Obama and Biden will also create a prison-to-work incentive program to improve ex-offender employment and job retention rates.

Eliminate Sentencing Disparities

Obama and Biden believe the disparity between sentencing crack and powder-based cocaine is wrong and should be completely eliminated.

Expand Use of Drug Courts

Obama and Biden will give first-time, non-violent offenders a chance to serve their sentence, where appropriate, in the type of drug rehabilitation programs that have proven to work better than a prison term in changing bad behavior.

Mr. Obama’s transition website has about as much for regard for the facts as his “Fight The Smears” site had. Which is to say, none at all.

None of these problems that are paraded as facts are actually true.

They are merely the fig leaf for his “solutions.”

Don’t you feel so much more free already?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

37 Responses to “Obama Has Big Plans For Your Civil Rights”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Soon “hate crime” will be the charge for all those to be “re-educated” for their political disobediance. I hate “hate crime” legistlation, oops, better be quiet. The thought police may come and arrest me.

  2. proreason says:

    Nothing to worry about here.

    Obamy’s a Harvard Law School graduate.

    He knows better what we need than we do ourselves.

    A few freedoms here and there may have to be sacrificed for the common good or to be fair or to spread the wealth around or to redress some wrongs or to get people jobs or to keep the masses placated or to punish abusers or to protect the planet or to keep the airwaves balanced or to correct imbalances in the prisons or to equalize differences between groups or to allow people access or to keep people from saying the wrong things or for public safety…..you know….a few things like that.

  3. RightWinger says:

    No litmus test?

    “Obama and Biden will reverse the politicization that has occurred in the Bush Administration’s Department of Justice. They will put an end to the ideological litmus tests used to fill positions within the Civil Rights Division. “

    Of course that same ideaology (no litmus test) will apply to judicial nominations, especially to the Supreme Court! (sarcasm)

  4. gipper says:

    “End Deceptive Voting Practices”

    HA, HA, HA. That’s a good one. Doesn’t Barack mean “Ensure Deceptive Voting Practices”. And also, we need more New Black Panthers stationed at the polls to make sure the will of the people is carried out.

  5. curvyred says:

    “Hate Crimes on the Rise: The number of hate crimes increased nearly 8 percent to 7,700 incidents in 2006.”

    Prove it Der Leader!!!!!

    My nephew who is white was attacked just the other day by a gang of five black thugs on his way home from a football game, the news did not carry it and of course the police are not charging the thugs with a hate crime, even though they called him cracker and broke his jaw.

    I anticipate more of these crimes occurring, because the black community has not acknowledged, even encourages this racism by “justifying” it while beating us over the head with things that occurred before most of them were even born. And crimes that most of us alive today had nothing to do with.

    And it sounds like Barry is going to encourage reporting of this nonsense, WAKE UP PEOPLE!


    “Efforts Continue to Suppress the Vote: A recent study discovered numerous organized efforts to intimidate, mislead and suppress minority voters”.

    Here is proof of Whitey being suppressed, why isn’t der leader addressing this?:

  6. firstinaction says:

    I really don’t think that sarcasm is going to be effective here, folks.

    How about: IMMEDIATELY:

    Hate crimes:
    Translation: there will be persecution of whites and Christians and support for minority criminals and jihadists. Obama will “stand beside them”.
    Ensure Euro Americans are equally protected under the hate crime law. Also, watchdog group for Euro American slurs already exists: EAIF/European American Issues Forum.
    Check out:JIHAD WATCH websites, esp. the OHIO ones.Check out anti-American groups locally and protest.

    Civil rights;Dept of Justice:
    Watchdog groups must advise on which justices are letting crack criminals go, giving minority suspects a pass, and such like. Of course, Sharpton will be out there supporting them and creating Tawana Brawley type situations with legions of eager volunteers.

    Civil Rights: What is this ideological litmus test ? Anyone know?

    I predict: more street crime, open hostility to whites, disinformation protected by truth squads.
    Any practical ideas welcome.

  7. proreason says:

    SG’s website is a lot of fun.

    But I’m concerned that the hate crimes discussion is a bit of a red flag. Let’s not look like the nuts on the other side and have Steve’s website appearing as a poster child for paranoia, or to be seen as encouraging violence in any way.

    Curvyred, very sorry to hear about your nephew. I hope he heals quickly and without bitterness.

  8. curvyred says:

    The point is Hate Crime is an additional penalty and it prosecutes thought, which in my opinion should not be allowed, and it certainly has not been applied equally.

    My nephew will be fine, of course you cannot judge others by a group of low-life thugs. My sister is going to move because that was the final straw. It is very sad, it is our family home but no longer a safe place for her to reside.

    Financing poverty only begets poverty and lawlessness, the people who surround her are mostly on Section 8 and don’t work, and obviously they are raising their children to be uncivilized.

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    No Curvyred……They are NOT raising their children at ALL!!

  10. firstinaction says:

    Yup, we are ALL, pro-reason. You are right that not all should be judged because of a few thugs.

    The thing is, many people are afraid to appear unjust and will not fight because they know that if they fight people will say things like “you should not judge on the basis of a few thugs”. Very reasonable….

    Try beating up a black and saying “only a few thugs” in many places, it will be headlines for years.as you know very well. Only reasonable….

    Even better, try being mugged, set on fire, left to die, money stolen, school notes plagiarized, insulted, passed over for promotion, etc. (all examples from true stories of me and friends) by the opressed minorities whom you must live with because you, too, don’t have all that much money……..

    I know people who cannot get ahead because they have to constantly move to get away as their neighborhoods get more and more “thugs”. This is a ghetto culture glorified in much Rap “music” that promotes violence and jihad by those who do NOT want “white middle classness” to quote Michelle Obama, or is it part of that Black Liberation Theology that you have to sign up for at Rev.Wright’s church to be a member ?

    Entirely reasonable and straight truth.NO hate talk here……..just the UNTOLD STORY……..
    Anyway,If you are white, you are to blame for all these thugs, even if you just landed here from the Czech Republic, or if your people lived off the land in Ohio, or if you have any distant relative that had a plantation anywhere, or even if you just landed from Iceland and are trying to learn English and get a job in the USA. You are WHITE. You must pay.

    Are bloggers now going to explain how this is reasonable ? Justify reverse racism and outright injustice and the rights of the “oppressed” to revenge themselves on whomever they want to ? Yes, because that is what some people do, justify the unjustifiable in order to appear moderate and feel good about themselves. It would appear that speaking the truth makes one a “hater” because there are no negatives, only relatives, and all people are good and all actions justified and if not, you are the enemy..sounds like the “Obamabot” philosophy creeping in here…… This sounds similar to the Islamic Supremacist theory that all Infidels must be subdued and pay tax to the overlords who are the truly just people. THIS IS THE WHOLE POINT. At what point do d0-gooders become THAT WHICH THEY HATE ?

    The issue at the heart of most good/vs/evil stories since the world began…Star Wars/Tolkein etc. The Obama people are becoming that which they hate through their own fear and eagerness to give up power to a savior.
    It’s all connected……..and just what are you going to do about it ??

  11. GuppyNblue says:

    This is not paranoia. Hate crimes are unconstitutional as written and arbitrary in their application which contradicts Rule of Law. They are also part of a larger and profound effort to destroy this society and dispossess us of our political power.

    It is worth any concerned American’s time to do the research necessary to understand communist organizational methods (even from their own literature) and that of radicalism in America today. The left has already established certain premises in our society that, while false, have been accepted and are meant to keep us handcuffed. The second you start talking about such things you get labeled and dismissed as a paranoid conspiracy theorist. We can’t afford to fear this any longer.

  12. Colonel1961 says:

    Sweet! So I can keep smoking crack without worrying about a racially disparate sentence? Dude!

  13. firstinaction says:

    I’m with you. We can’t afford to fear this.

    I have read the Communist stuff. My dad escaped from then in Eastern Europe. I know what is going on.
    Americans dont understand what is going on.
    Lets’ stay connected on these blogs. Something has to be done, to connect the dots for people.
    Oh did I mention here? YOU MUST EMAIL CHARLES SCHUMER and protest the Fairness act for Radio. He says talk radio is like PORN. Old people I know like to listen to talk radio. I am encouraging them to fax/email/phone protests.
    YOU GO AND DO LIKEWISE right away. http://www.schumer.senate.gov
    go to the site, get the numbers, and spread them around.
    my thought for the day.

  14. Liberals Demise says:

    What if I “HATE” everybody equally? Would I get a pass?

  15. texaspsue says:

    firstinaction, a lot of our families ancestors “escaped” from something. That’s why many of us ended up in America. We know the history, we know the stories. That’s why it’s so disgusting.

    Colonel1961 and Liberals Demise, you crack me up…LOL

  16. wardmama4 says:

    So – Is Obama going to have to pay, oh say Michelle, double reparations for his slave owning white ancestors and his slave dealing African ancestors?

    And does that mean that those of us – whose ancestors never owned/dealt slaves get a pass?

    And what is he going to do with those who are (like him) bi-racial?!?

    Man – this guy is a psychiatrist’s dream – he hates himself, his parents, who he is and where he came from so much – And he is going to make everyone pay for it.

  17. BillK says:

    I’ve said it before, but hate crime legislation is easy.


    Conservative speech against liberals is hate speech.

    Liberal speech against conservatives is “spurring discussion.”

    I say somewhere around February we should start seeing Catholic priests arrested and prosecuted for mentioning that Leviticus thing.

    Remember that “hate speech” and “First Amendment” are fundamentally incompatible concepts… unless you’re liberal.

  18. bamma says:

    All I wanted to say was What a hypocrite Obama is! During the campaign he paid his women staffers a lot less than McCain did his. I was looking at those pictures on this site of Obama and some of these supporters and it is absolutely frightening ,and all over an illusion that was created by the left,although what he wants to do I’m sure is not an illusion.

  19. GuppyNblue says:

    I hope there is a way to stay connected but I’m convinced that the so-called Fairness Doctrine will be an early priority for the new administration. Conservative radio is the obvious target but they are aware that blogs have built an audience. Obama has already been elected and with only a few appointments he will make this happen. We have no say. In the past we could bombard congress with calls to prevent this but there will be no sympathy for us in the new congressional numbers. Whatever the Limbaugh’s and Levin’s say today, Obama is POTUS and this is not a game of politics any longer.

  20. Steve says:

    “Let’s not look like the nuts on the other side and have Steve’s website appearing as a poster child for paranoia, or to be seen as encouraging violence in any way.”

    Thanks for posting this, PR. And, alas, it is a real concern.

    The Obama people have been aware of this site since even before he announced his bid for the Presidency. (Indeed, we are the reason why Reverend Wright did not speak at his announcement.)

    And during the primaries the Hillary campaign tried to get us kicked off of a previous host’s server using a fallacious allegation.

    The other side will be always be gunning for us. We should not make it any easier for them.

    So please, everyone, do not post anything that could be twisted or construed in anyway to be seen as “hate speech” or a physical threat or a call to violence.

    I realize that we are all very frustrated. But such misplaced bravado really doesn’t do anyone any good, and it can do this site real harm.


  21. sheehanjihad says:

    That means I wont be able to post anything…..besides, they can make anything we post into hate speech…or racism…or any of the other pet accusations to stay off topic they use. What I say I dont say in jest, nor is it misplaced bravado. I will sanitize my posts tho, at your behest.

  22. Steve says:

    “they can make anything we post into hate speech…or racism…or any of the other pet accusations to stay off topic they use.

    No, they can’t. Just use common sense here.

    “I will sanitize my posts tho, at your behest.”

    I haven’t been following your posts that closely, but I haven’t seen any that need sanitizing.

    Don’t get carried away here. The kind of posts I am talking about are quite obvious.

    Just use common sense. (And proper capitalization.)

  23. GuppyNblue says:

    I’ll stick to my point about the futility of politics but apologize if it sounded like advocating violence. I honestly do understand that nothing good could come from that.

  24. JohnMG says:

    I have to agree with sj on this one. Most anything of a contradictory nature can and will be twisted, massaged, taken out of context and/or mis-quoted.

    It all seems to be working quite well for them, too. Kind of like having a two-way radio but only being allowed to listen to it.

    And so it begins. If we can’t be “gotten to” directly, we will be “gotten to” through our friends. The insidious nature of it has a chilling effect on our Constitutional freedoms.

  25. loneconservative says:

    I just spent the evening reading the entire Change.Gov website. It seems more like a manifesto than a transition plan. Also he plans on forming an “Obama’s Civilian Army.”

  26. sheehanjihad says:

    Where didnt I capitalize?

  27. Pedro says:

    Send me to the Gulag now! I don’t love everybody and don’t believe in shaking down little old ladies instead of Islamofacist terrorists. Ooops, those terrorists are misunderstood and The Chosen One wants to educate them to be better at their Islamofacism than they are now. Sorry bout that. Do I get a pass on the Gulag for being sorry? I doubt it.

  28. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    “I just spent the evening reading the entire Change.Gov website.”

    You’ve obviously got a much stronger stomach than most loneconservative!

  29. Liberals Demise says:

    I can foresee in the near future that we will have to pass our quotes on this site through the Dept. of Verbage, Nouns & Past Partisimples before it is posted. But that is after we can provide documentation that we first did our “Civic Ditty” for the month.

  30. sheehanjihad says:

    Why in the hell is Obama running ads on television exorting us to “make America work”? I have seen three different ads about Obama as though he is still campaigning……this gives me the creeps.

  31. Liberals Demise says:

    SJ….He has alot of unspent money from Foreign intrests he’s gotta get rid of before he places his hand on the Koran in January. In other words….BURN THAT MONEY TRAIL!!

  32. sheehanjihad says:

    LD…yeah, I thought of that…instead of putting it to good use by symbolically reducing our national debt, or donating it to ACORN so our taxpayer dollars would be better used, no, he puts self serving ads on the television as a strong reminder of who is in charge now.

    Still, I keep getting the feeling that we will begin to see his face posted all over cities and billboards, exhorting us to “unite America” and other such nonsense.

    If in the unlikely event McCain had won, we would be witnessing just how “united” he and his party would want America to be. Our cities would look like the Kuwait oil fields in 1991.

  33. Steve says:

    “I’ll stick to my point about the futility of politics but apologize if it sounded like advocating violence.”

    Your comments were fine, GNB. My remarks were not directed to anyone specifically.

    It was just a general admonition that I thought bore repeating given the somewhat heated feelings of the day.

  34. Liberals Demise says:

    SJ….Today, America / Tomorrow, THE WORLD!!!
    Plankton….has spoken.

  35. angryredhen says:

    LD, don’t impune Plankton, he “went to cooooolllllleege!” I’m thinking of Cuba and how there are billboards that say things like, “We’re doing great!” This is going to be quite a ride….

  36. LoveSamAdams says:

    “For every $1.00 earned by a man, the average woman receives only 77 cents…”

    How do you guys manage that? My wife receives every dollar I earn! (Not that she earned it.)

  37. sheehanjihad says:

    LSA! LMAO!!!! Perfect!

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