Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Is a Hate Crime Defense Aganist Murder

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhat I think of you (or you of me) should make no difference in the legality of our actions. You are free to think what you want, or you should be.

But in America today, what you think can be a "mitigating circumstance" in murder. The Vang trial showed us this. Does a Hate Crime justify murder? Is name-calling a crime? "They hated me, so they deserved what they got," as a defense was on display in Wisconsin. 09/20/05 - Chai Vang And The Hate Crime Self-Defense Claim details some of the nastier bits.
  • In "self-defense," Vang walked back towards the victims

  • He chased two of them for quite a distance…and testified that one of the men was running very fast

  • He hid in the bushes waiting for others to respond to the call for help issued by one the victims—then he shot a man and a woman in the back, knocking them off their ATV

  • He testified that at least three of them had it coming
Is any of this justified by name-calling? NO! But our liberal friends want hate to be outlawed.
Seriously, reconcile this if you can: Most liberals think abortion should be legal but racism should not.


This means a woman can choose to end the life of her unborn child but she can’t choose to dislike people.
Outlawing "hate" is another way of saying that they want to outlaw certain thoughts. (Is that A Brave New World, or 1984?) In a free society, you must be free to think whatever you chose or to say whatever you think - even if it is wrong, even if it is hateful. Actions should be controlled by law, not thoughts.

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