ELLIOT LAKE News

2008 Hate Crime Survey, written by Human Right...

By Fulton Huxtable

Statist, n. One who believes in the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty.

One of the hallmarks of a totalitarian society is the imprisonment of individuals for their ideas.

Did you know that, in America, there are individuals serving prison time for their beliefs, for the ideas they hold? Don’t believe it? Read on.

In a free and just society, if you commit a crime, such as assault, you are punished for that act … not for the idea which motivated the act.

If an ignorant racist assaults someone, he is treated no differently than a better person who commits the same crime. The punishment is the same for both individuals. Assault is assault and the motive does not alter the nature of the act. Motive explains the act…

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