Friday, July 20, 2007
"Let's Sue John Doe!" so say the Democrats
The Democrats continue their efforts to undermine our security. Every Republican voted for the John Doe amendment. Finally, the Republicans agree on something. The votes in the Senate were 57 to 39, 3 shy of the votes for passage. The cowards who abstained from voting were Brownback, Johnson, Feinstein and Obama. Absense of this type of law is exactly the reason some of the hijackers were able to board the 9/11 planes. The airport ticket takers were afraid to be called racist or be sued.
We have had to pass Good Samaritan laws to prevent frivolous lawsuits in a litigious society. Now we have a common sense amendment that for idiotic reasons most Democrats are against (and this is who we want protecting us in the next administration.)
This will cause the average Joe to hesitate before calling in any suspicious activity if he or she calls at all (think Fort Dix), There is no excuse for this. What is it the Democrats don't get?
John Doe is you. Me. All of us. And he's in trouble.
Yesterday, members of Congress met in conference to finalize provisions of the 9/11 security bill, which implements the final recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. But as of press time, the Democratic majority was using a technicality to block the so-called John Doe amendment from being included in the bill.
The amendment, which protects citizen whistleblowers who report suspicious activity from being sued, was sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) after six imams who were removed from a U.S. Airways flight in November filed a lawsuit against the passengers who reported their behavior to flight crews.
Their lawsuit charges that the imams were victims of an "intentional" and "malicious" . . . "conspiracy to discriminate" and seeks compensatory and punitive damages from the airline and "John Doe" passengers - including an elderly couple who, according to legal papers, "purposely turned around to watch them" in the boarding area and then "made a cellular phone call."
Peter King rips into the Democrats
"We are fighting in the right place, at the right time, and for the right reasons. Al Qaeda made Iraq the central front in the global war on terror, which is why we must confront them there -- for the safety and security of the American people, as well as for the Iraqi people, too."
Congressman John Boehner, House Republican Minority Leader