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Hate Crimes Law - Another Step Towards Fascism?
Those in politics who like to call themselves the progrssive left or progressive liberals love to talk about fairness and equality. Why themn are they so keen to introduce 'hate crime' laws that will grant privilege to certain groups in a system that depens on all being equal? Call us old fashioned but in our view there does not seem to be much justice in replacing one privileged elite with another.

Hate Crimes Law - Another Step Towards Fascism?
by Xavier Connolly.
2009-09-30
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: hate,crime,injustice,race,prejudice,religion,gay,sexuality,law,justice,inequality,minorities

A new law defining hate crimes passed in the USA this week violates the constitution according to its critics. It threatens the right to free speech and in allowing more severe penalites to be imposed if a crime is ajudged a hate crime than if the same crime had been commited without hatred on grounds of race, religion or sexual orientation being part of the motive. This clearly breaches the first of the US constitution's "self evident" truths, that all people are equal.

Let's leave the muslims, blacks and gays out of the argument because not being the centre of attention for once is guaranteed to piss them off.

OK Osama, Jeremiah, Perez, come and have a go if you think you're hard enough.

Say sombody saw me taking money out of a cashpoint, followed me into a quiet street and beat the crap out of me. How is it a worse crime if they did it because they hate disabled people than if they did it because they wanted my money?

In Britain we hve no written constitution, only custom and practice to protect or right of free speech. but Labour's plans to define racism in UK law as anything which a foreign person feeels is racist seems to me like the kind of right to free speech they enjoyed in Nazi Germany.

The Freethinkers must make a stand anainst the fascism of politically correct thinking now...
Read article Hate Crimes Law Violates The Consitution at Hot Air.

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