Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hate Crimes: More Political than Correctness

I certainly hope America will not be taking any political prisoners, as Attorney General Eric Holder wants.

Scenario 1: A man walks into a store and punches someone else. The man is caught, tried, and imprisoned for assault. And, in a sane world, he is put away for a long time.

Scenario 2: A man walks into a store and punches someone else. The man is caught, tried, found to be white supremacist, and is given a much stiffer sentence, because the man he punched had a different skin tone.

Is this the "blind justice" our nation has subscribed to for the past two centuries? The "blind justice" that ended the precedent of people being denied certain rights due to skin tone?

The given scenarios are sloppy and brief, as I didn't want to delve too deeply into the justice system, but this is what will happen in a system incorporating "hate crimes".

But, hate crimes are not just meant for so-called "race-related" incidents, but one's political beliefs in general.

"Hate crimes" will bring about the institution of politics into our justice system, something that must not happen. It is too easily turned against true conservatives, the people the government now calls "terrorists".

It is wrong to harm other people, and you must be duly punished if you do, but government's enhancement of punishment due to politics is also wrong; it mimics Nazism, really.

I am reminded of the famous political allegory Animal Farm:

"All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others." The last line was added by an illegitimate government of swine, vying for more power by tweaking existing laws.

If you kill someone, because you hate them, isn't that also a "hate crime"?

If you harm another person, whether for their money, or you don't like their politics, or their hair, or their clothes, or the way they drive, you should be punished with equal justice, under the law.

If a Muslim, even an extremist Muslim, walks into a recruiting center and shoots a soldier, he should be punished with the same severity as if he wasn't a Muslim. And the penalty for murder should always be terribly severe, no matter what the circumstances.

That is the American way, and that is the Godly way. To do otherwise is... un-American and un-Godly.

10 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Agreed.

AdamS said...

Hate crime = Thoughtcrime.

But you're not against black people, are you, Son? :P

Son3 said...

Thank you both!

How can I be, Adam S? I'm black Irish!

;)

Gravelbelly said...

I guess there's a reason we call it the CRIMINAL Justice System.

Good post!

Son3 said...

Thank you, Gravelbelly!

I guess some deserve more equality than others, these days.

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Amen.

WildWeazel said...

I couldn't agree more. The very concept behind "hate crime" is inherently unjust.

Son3 said...

Thank you, Wild Weazel.

I would say that every violent crime is motivated by hate, so why should we have new laws? Just enforce the old ones.

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Animal Farm is a great book. If you haven't read it, you should.

Son3 said...

I'd love to read the book!

I know the premise and major parts of the book, but I really should read the whole story front to back.

I might just do that now!

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