The thing I love most about liberals is that when they can't win an argument on merit they revert to name-calling. According to them, 57% of Oregonians are all hate-mongers. (Measure 36)
At the recently held 2006 Oregon Hate Crimes Conference we have some interesting workshop titles that show us that liberals aren't worried so much about the "crime" aspect of so-called "hate-crimes," they are worried that they won't be able to turn this country into Holland unless they smear people that disagree with them.
Climate of Hate: How Oregon's Anti-Gay Ballot Issues Promote Hate and Violence
No crime here.
When Hate Stops Short of Crime: Addressing Hate-Based harassment in Housing, the Workplace and Public Places
Harassment is a crime but apparently it is "stopping short" here.
Enriching the Community by Embracing the Latino Culture
According to the Mexican consul their culture includes rape.
Bias and Hate Associated with US Immigration Policy
As opposed to bias and hate associated with Mexico's immigration policy. And don't even mention the unofficial policies which include rape and robbery. (See Embracing Latino Culture above)
Silent Victims of Hate: Migrant Workers
Silent criminals: Illegal migrant workers.
Practical Tips for community Members in Responding Effectively to Hate/Bias Incidents
It's gone from "hate-crime" to bias incident. Bias incidents are sure to include things like "teaching your Children that homosexuality is wrong" and "enforcing our immigration laws."
Confronting the Religious Roots of Anti-Gay Bias
This is what they have as a caption: If churches, mosques and synagogues were either silent about gay people or supportive in rhetoric and action, the political climate of our nation would shift. Pretty telling. If they can just silence us then they will get their way.
The New White Nationalism: Countering the Anti-Immigrant Movement and Advancing Immigrant Rights
No irony that in a conference that is supposed to be about "crime" that these people will smear those of us who suggest that law-breakers should not be rewarded.
So it's not about punishing criminals, (because if it were then liberals would oppose it) it's about shaming people into "staying silent" or supporting liberal causes.