Watch Your Neck...


The following fifteen Senators, all Republicans, have failed to support the Senate's anti-lynching legislation.

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)
Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
John Sununu (R-NH)
Craig Thomas (R-WY)

Republicans will tell you this resolution passed unanimously via voice vote, which it did. What they're not telling you that only one Senator can pass a resolution via voice vote. In this case, it was six. All Democrats are supporting the Resolution. These twelve are not. Why was there not a roll-call vote? Because certain Senators do not want their names on the record as supporting lynching, there was no "up or down" vote.

There are those who tell you that lynching, i.e. "frontier justice," is a part of Western culture, and that the practice was not necessarily racist, because well over twenty percent of victims where white. But several Western Senators have signed onto the bill. Furthermore, how does their condoning lynching fit in with their "culture of life?" Do Cornyn, Hutchison, Hatch, Bennett and others really want to imply it's ok to break a suspect out of jail and hang them from a tree?

Someone might want to ask these Senators why they support lynching.


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