We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There is no such thing as a hate crime. That term is intended to imply that the victim of a crime is innocent. But how can that be determined before the case is investigated? It can't.
So nothing can be investigated as a hate crime. Then you have the issue of motive. It is assumed that the perpetrator of a hate crime had illegal motives. But that's impossible. There is no such thing as an illegal motive.
So now let's say that a guy hates Eskimo's, and burns a Kayak in front of an igloo. Well, burning Kayaks is a crime. But hating Eskimo's is not a crime. The real crime is converting thought into action. So you can hate Eskimo's as much as you want, but you can't hurt their feelings; because the State has assigned itself the responsibility of protecting everyone's feelings. And that's a big, expensive, job. Those homosexuals are going to cost a fortune to protect.
Now, the crime is not a physical act; it's a psychological act.
Thinking the wrong thought is a crime; and converting that wrong thought to action is an even bigger crime.
So in the long run, nobody should even think a thought that would hurt anybody's feelings. How can that be achieved? Easy. By making everyone afraid to express what they really think. Everyone must follow the politically-enforced rules of expression, which forbids dissent. You are a hater!