Just when you thought it was safe to express your opinion, hate speech legislation is roaring through Congress. So far U.S. hate legislation only adds extra penalties for already-existing crimes, but it’s clear the goal is to ultimately criminalize speech itself, similar to laws in other countries. John’s boralogue underscores the fallacy of hate crimes and then Glen Levy from the Alliance Defense Fund (www.alliancedefensefund.org) joins us to discuss the latest bills in Congress.
Whatever happened to the case of former U.S. Army specialist Michael New, who refused to wear a U.N. uniform in the 1990s? A few weeks ago the Supreme Court brought the long journey to an end. Michael’s father Daniel New (www.mikenew.com) joins SOS to discuss the long-term ramifications of his son’s case and secret Presidential Decision Directive 25.
We’ll jump then to Israel for a look at the future of Prime Minister Olmert’s government. Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.com), author of “Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?” returns to the program.
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