The legal panel on Foxnews noted that we have the First Amendment, as if to say, a Mrs. Howe here in America is protected under constitutional law. Also, the consensus was that no judge in their right mind would prosecute an old lady whose “intent” was not to harm anyone. I understand this is because of the difficulty in proving someone’s intent, and is a common defense. However, there is a problem with the notion that ‘intent’ would determine the innocence or guilt in a hate crimes case.
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A “hate crimes” plan that opponents have warned will be used to crack down on Christian speech, even the reading of the Bible, is be signed by President Obama, a longtime proponent of the plan to give homosexuals and those with other alternative lifestyles special protections.
The move is a step toward thought crimes and suggested the bill will be a warning against those to speak out about their religious faith.