Is there anything more idiotic than the idea of hate crimes? A crime is a crime. Intention should have no effect on the repercussions of a crime. If I steal from you, your property is no longer in your possession. It matters not if I stole because I’m hungry or because I hate your hair or because I’m just a rabid thief. I stole. That is the crime. Is anyone ever charged with a love crime? What if a black man loves his people so much that he has to kill 50 Arabs because they are moving into the neighborhood and taking up what was once black housing. He just loves his own so much that he committed a crime under that pretense. Is his murderous action now a love crime? No, it’s simply murder. Theft is theft. Murder is murder. Assault is assault. The whole premise of a hate crime or hate speech is manipulative and dishonest. It’s simply a tool to take freedoms away ever so slowly. Hate speech? Don’t even get me started. It’s been best said so far thusly, hate speech is free speech. You don’t have a constitutional right to never have your feelings hurt or to never be offended. Grow up. Be a man, men. Be a woman, ladies. Use the sense that God gave you.