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The house is currently considering legislation to establish “protected groups” such as “gay, lesbian and transgendered” individuals, among others. But when veterans were proposed as a group the Democrats rejected them.

“Hate” crime legislation is an abomination. Either there is a crime under existing statutes or there is not. The motivation or attitude of the perpetrator makes no difference. Hate crime legislation seeks to punish an attitude or speech. It is preferential to some groups but not others, therefore indicating there are classes of citizens with special rights. The absurdity is that the “hate” portion cannot legally be punished unless there is a crime, which is then treated more severely.

Suppose someone commits murder solely for profit, while someone else commits murder out of hatred. Is the latter any more egregious? Are victims of one crime of more value than victims of the other? Justice must be blind and treat all individuals equally. Such legislation destroys that concept and is therefore unjust. It is another example of PC run amok, and should be strongly resisted by all fair-minded people.


Written by georgesarant

May 6, 2009 at 9:43 PM

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  1. You’re right on target, George. The fact is all crimes are hate crimes. I certainly don’t know of any “love” crimes. This kind of legislation creates a protected class of citizen who has additional rights that you and I don’t have. It’s ridiculous, and I think it is indicative of people who have lost the capability of rational thought.

    Phillip Hawkins

    May 15, 2009 at 2:12 PM

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