Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hate Crime Legislation

Hate crimes are simply unconstitutional. I frankly don't understand liberals fascination with them. It is a corruption of the legal system by introducing political correctness to determine or affect criminal sentences. Under our Constitution, we all have equal protection, meaning, the law cannot distinguish between different classes of people. The fundamental flaw with hate crime legislation is that favors one class of people over another.

If a crime is perpetrated against a homosexual person, for example, why would the law punish that crime more severely than the same assault again a heterosexual individual? This is unconstitutional, as it clearly discriminates against heterosexual persons or non-minority victims. The law, and our guarantee of equal protection can not value one person above another. Liberals ought to object, but they don't.

I would beg every fair minded individual contact their Congressman or Senator and encourage them to vote against the current legislation speeding towards BO's desk. Hate crime legislation is unconstitutional and unnecessary.
The murderers of Mathew Sheppard are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole in Wyoming. Hate crime legislation wasn't necessary to deliver justice. The current law is sufficient.

I also did some checking into FBI data, and of the 16,000 murders committed in the US, only .02 percent were even related to gender related crime. In fact, Whites are far more likely to be a victim of a crime committed by a member of another race than the other way around. This legislation is about political correctness, and has no basis in reality. It must be stopped.

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