I understand the sentiment behind hate crimes legislation: I understand the well-meaning people who want to end the continuation of hate crimes
I understand the seeming high-minded and noble belief that we, as a society, must combat despicable human attitudes like racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia.
Yet I cannot support hate crime legislation, despite the good intentions behind it.
Despite the good intentions, the "noble" idea of enacting hate crimes legislation, I believe the end result is not a solution of discrimination but rather a perpetuation of discrimination.
The most noblest, high-minded ideals, when enacted and legislated, can result in evil.