Liberals are now pushing for anti-hate speech legislation to be enforced by liberal politicians, of course. As soon as they can figure out how to read our minds, they will be able to punish us for thought crimes. When I was in law school in the early 1970s, no mention was made of “hate”crimes.
Of course Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a creepy guy, but if the same rules were applied to utterances by NBA players and ESPN commentators there would be many vacancies on team rosters and behind microphones. Many minorities found gainful employment and huge paychecks from the Clippers basketball team, usually not a very successful ballclub at that.
“One person’s hate speech is another person’s freedom to speak. The last thing any of us should ever want is to allow the State to define what they contend is proper speech and what isn’t.”
Gary DeMar on GodfatherPolitics.com
Astute writer Selwyn Duke on TheAbsurdReport.com wants to know - where is the rehabilitation for “racists”? Liberals claim muggers and murderers were victims of their environment, and didn’t know what they were doing, weren’t responsible for what they were doing, needed rehabilitation. Apparently thought crimes are a different category, as libertarian legend Murray Rothbard and others have pointed out for years.
As for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, he has hired a string of four different black coaches since he bought the Clippers team in 1981. Doc Rivers, the current black head coach says he wasn’t aware of Mr. Sterling’s past racial remarks.