Hate-Crimes Bill Itself A Hate-Crime


When Republicans get into power they lose their

principles.

Federalizing crimes is a

Republican taboo
, because it encroaches on the

rights of states
, clogs federal courts and conflicts
with the courts` traditional functions. And it can
result in double jeopardy and duplicate punishments.

These sound arguments are now being abandoned as
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch joins with Democratic
Senator Ted Kennedy to expand the federal government`s
power to prosecute “hate-crimes.”

“Hate-crimes” are defined as violent acts motivated
by prejudice based on race, gender, disability or sexual
orientation. A senate staffer told the Washington
Times
that one purpose of the bill was to place the
weight of the federal government on the side of the

homosexual lifestyle.
[Hatch
joins Kennedy to push hate-crimes bill

November 13, 2003 The Washington Times]

There is nothing new in politicians

pandering
to special interests. However,

“hate-crimes”
bills pander in ways that violate
the 14th Amendment by creating

unequal standing
in law.

Hatch`s bill assumes that

women
need

protection
from men`s hatred, blacks need
protections from the hatred of whites, the

disabled
require protection from being hated by the
able-bodied, and homosexuals need protecting from
heterosexuals.

The effect of Hatch`s bill is to divide the
population into a victim class and a perpetrator class:
White, heterosexual, able-bodied males (WHAMs)
are the perpetrators, and everyone else their victims.

If a homosexual is assaulted, a hate-crime will have
been committed in addition to the crime of assault. But
if a heterosexual is assaulted, it will merely be an act
of assault. Similarly, if a black is assaulted, robbed
or murdered, a hate-crime charge will be added if the
assailant is white. Rape itself can become a hate crime.

Hate does play a role in some murders, but usually it
is hatred of a person, not of a race or gender or
sexual orientation. Most cases of assault result from
the workings of alcohol or from anger. Robbery results
from a desire for money, and rape is driven by lust.

Once the new law is on the books, there will be
demands that it be enforced. In the majority of cases,
prosecutors will have no basis but presumption for the
hate-crime charge. If the victim is in a “protected
category” (blacks, females, disabled, homosexuals) and
the perpetrator is a WHAM, a hate-crime can be presumed.

This pattern is already established. Prosecutors did
not

presume a hate-crime
when two black males raped and
sodomized two white couples, afterward shooting each in
the head. Neither were two homosexuals charged with
hate-crime when they

sodomized and killed a 13-year old boy
, nor were the
black gangs that, acting out

rap lyrics
to “beat a white boy into the *#!*#
ground,”
attacked and brutalized

white University of Virginia students
.

However,

Lonnie Rae
, a WHAM, was charged with a

hate-crime
in Idaho when his temper got the best of
him and he used the n-word when confronting the black
male who

assaulted his wife
. White Michigan housewife

Janice Barton
was jailed when a

deputy sheriff
overheard her using the word “spic”
in a private conversation with her mother.

The Hatch-Kennedy bill will set the double standard
in federal concrete.

The Hatch-Kennedy bill means that WHAMs will have to
suffer abuse, verbal or otherwise, from “protected
categories.” A WHAM who stands up for himself or his
wife risks being charged with a hate-crime. WHAMs who
cannot accept the double standard will end up in jail.

Before senators legislate into law the liberal myth
that white men are the source of hatred in society, they
might visit the

Violently Racist Music
 website and ponder

black rap lyrics
:

Sodomizing white women is another popular theme. See
Eminem`s

About Me
, where the victim is Vice President
Cheney`s wife.

Black rap has a number of white apologists, but any
white who sang about “killing niggas” would be arrested
along with the recording studio.

In defense of his bill, Senator Hatch says:

“nobody should be discriminated against.”

Trouble is, his bill

discriminates against white Americans
.

To his credit, Hatch tried to limit somewhat the
scope of federalized crimes and to raise the bar of
proof that a crime was motivated by hate. Hatch,
however, is smart enough to know that his efforts are
pointless. Prosecutors compete to find more expansive
ways to interpret any law, regardless of what the
statute says.

Just as the application of asset freezes has expanded
far beyond the Mafia and

asset forfeiture
has expanded far beyond drug
dealers, the brand new Patriot Act is already being used
to prosecute crimes that have nothing to do with
terrorism. Likewise, the Hatch-Kennedy bill will be used
to find hate wherever prosecutors want it to be.

Swedish socialist

Gunnar Myrdal
destroyed the equal protection clause
of the Constitution when he

convinced white liberals
that

democracy
could not remedy racial segregation,
because all whites are racists by definition. As
Lawrence Stratton and I show in our book,

The New Color Line
,

Myrdal`s assertion
is the basis for 50 years of
federal court decisions and civil rights laws that have
institutionalized the presumption of white racism in
law.

Senators Hatch and
Kennedy`s reinterpretation of ordinary felonies as
manifestations of the racist impulses of whites is the
natural consequence of the Myrdal legacy. White
Americans have become second-class citizens in their own
country and are set up for persecution under hate-crime
laws.

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Paul Craig Roberts is the author with Lawrence M.
Stratton of


The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

here
for Peter Brimelow`s

Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the
recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.