“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, October 03, 2014

Today it's thought crime, tomorrow will it be pre-crime?

In a recent YouGov poll, 54% of self-identified republicans said they supported increasing the penalties for hate crimes, i.e. thought crimes.
So even so-called conservatives think that if you bash a guys head in with a bat and you were thinking politically incorrect thoughts while doing it, you're more guilty and deserve harsher punishment than if you bashed his head in merely for fun, robbery, or a mob hit, but had politically "pure" thoughts while doing it?
I'd sure like to hear a cogent defense of that if anybody has one.
The criminalization of thought my friends, is a dangerous path to tread.

Can you tell what he's thinking?