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  •  Hate crime statute (0+ / 0-)

    require an underlying crime.  It's a sentencing enhancement for acting with malice based on animosity to a protected class.  Proposing legislation that is enacted and signed into law is not illegal and is protected speech.

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 05:16:05 PM PDT

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    •  Uh, I was speaking rhetorically (0+ / 0-)

      or metaphorically or whatever.  I have to actually live with this guy running my state.  I realize he's not going anywhere. :>(

      The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. --Mark Twain

      by Desert Rose on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 05:49:37 PM PDT

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