Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hate Crimes

I don't understand the concept of hate crimes. I always thought that thought was protected. My son "hates" the RedWings (his brother-in-law & I are RedWing fans). The RedWings are a minority group with maybe 50 players & coaches so is he guilty of a hate crime?

P.O. is passing a very wide range "hate crime" bill which makes sexual types as a minority for the hate crime universe. It is my opinion that hating someone should not have any effect on the sentencing of crimes. How about adding 5 years to any crime that is committed with a gun? True gun control without hurting innocent members of society.

Kingston Trio "The Merry Minuet":
The French hate the Germans. The Germans hate the Poles. Italians hate Yugoslavs. South Africans hate the Dutch and I don't like anybody very much!

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
Anne Lamott

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Jonathan Swift
HATRED, (n) A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority. (DD)

1 comment:

  1. I am pretty sure that just hating the red wings is not a hate crime. If I were to attack Johan Franzen or Chris Draper and leave them bloody on the ice, THAT would be a hate crime. It is pretty unlikely that would happen.... but you never know.