LIONEL PODCAST: Hate Crimes Are Stupid

That about sums it up. Hate crimes and bias crimes and crimes that penalize you for for your thoughts are patently unconstitutional and un-American. The only mechanism that allows such insanity is the collective nescience of a constitutionally illiterate people who confuse behavior that’s wrong with thoughts that should be punished. Thoughts are protected. Thoughts are sacrosanct.

Crimes should be punished that’s why they’re cognizable at law. What motivates a defendant or perp, what his thoughts were are irrelevant. Stop giving lawyers another loophole. Prosecute crime and damage and not the animus that inspires such. That, believe it or not, is free speech. And don’t think for a moment that the thought police are here. And they can’t wait to be mobilized.

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