Moral Redundancy


I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again, it is very important that we do not allow redundancies between our state and federal government. That means we should let state government do its job, and if the federal government is not needed, let the states create laws as they see fit.

Hate crimes legislation goes beyond the federal and state redundancy problem, it is morally and ethically redundant. Do we really need the federal government to affirm that beating someone or killing someone because they are homosexual or disabled is a crime? The answer is no. It is a crime no matter what the case. If someone was beaten and killed because he had hair that was too long or eyes that were brown, would that not be equally as bad as beating a killing someone because they are gay? Yes! Please understand I only use a hyperbolic situation like that to show how inane this legislation really is.

Unfortunately we are dealing with a government and a whole host of groups that lack common sense. Common sense tells us that if someone is murdered, no matter what the reason or motive, the murder should be punished as a murder. Common sense tells us that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” If any person seeks to willingly take away those “unalienable” rights, especially life, they should be willing face the consequences.

Hate crimes legislation is in effect saying that murder is bad, but if you murder someone because they are black, gay, white, or in a wheelchair, then that is an especially bad type of murder. That mode of thinking is disgusting. Any clear thinking individual can easily understand that murder is murder, whether it is committed after a drug deal gone bad or if it is committed because of any other reason. Murder, beating or abuse has always been murder, beating and abuse, even before this legislation was passed.

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