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Hate is not a crime. It is a natural instinctual emotion. If that hate gets translated into actions, that is a crime.

"Any utterance" is too broad.

Would someone who has not been deterred by existing law from killing a black or muslim be deterred from talking about such acts by more laws? He is not afraid of the consequences of killing, but is afraid of the consequences of talking? I don't think so. It sounds like a reckless political stunt on Blair's part.

by Coriolanus on Sun Jul 3rd, 2005 at 08:36:55 PM EST

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