Democrats Strip John Doe Amendment from Homeland Security Bill
The other day the Democrat leaders,(it had bi-partisan support), stripped from the homeland security bill an amendment called the John Doe amendment. This amendment would have protected concerned citizens who report suspicious activity from civil lawsuits. This legislation was in response to the Flying Imams case.
We are asked to be more vigilent in these trying times, and when we try to do the right thing…..in comes the ACLU. What a shock.
Political correctness almost led to the non-twarting of the Fort Dix six. You can read how here. The store clerk who reported the six after seeing their terrorist training video they asked him to copy was a young man. He has obviously been raised in the politically correct mindset as he at first wasn’t sure he should report it for fear of being called a racist. If somwhow these men are freed, they will now be able to sue this store clerk hero. This amendment would have stopped that.
So why would the Democrat leaders kill this measure when it had bi-partisan support? I can only think of two reasons why. They are either in the pockets of the ACLU and the trial lawyers, and value their interests more than the American people’s interest. Or they are afraid to do anything that might seem to admit that Americans need to stay vigilent. In a sick sort of way they don’t want it to seem that George Bush is right that a danger still exists. They know the are soft on national defense, and crime for that matter, and don’t want the American people to feel there is any danger for fear of losing votes.
Either way, they showed the American people where they stand on this issue, or wait, maybe they didn’t as I have not seen this reported anywhere.