A lot has been said recently about the bill HR 1592 that passed the House of Representatives last week. Some are calling it a beacon of light in the darkness of hate speech… others are calling it another nail in the coffin of the Constitution. Unfortunately, even more have no idea was it is. Let’s clear that part up at least… it is a law intended to make penalties for “hate crimes” stiffer than those for the same crime without “hatred.” Are you kidding me?

The first problem is defining a “hate crime.” It is defined as the commission of a crime because of the victim