Another misguided "hate crimes" bill
I sent this letter to my Congressman.
I am deeply disappointed that you voted for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.
First, the premise of the bill is a trap for Republicans. The Left has been arguing for a year that President Trump's use of the term "China Virus" incited hate crimes against Asians. By voting for this bill you are accepting the premise that ties Trump (and through him, all Republicans, including you) to anti-Asian hate crimes. This despite the fact that some of the most high profile anti-Asian hate crimes have been committed by blacks in large cities. This is not a traditionally Republican constituency.
Furthermore, by tying "hate crimes" to holding Communist China accountable for COVID-19, the legislation attempts to cover for a brutal, genocidal regime that viciously murdered tens of millions of its own people. It has been well documented by now that China covered up the spread of COVID-19 in the critical early days of the pandemic. (The so-called "World Health Organization" also openly lied about human-to-human transmission of the virus.) It is not "racist" to expose the truth. However, it is racist against the Chinese people to cover for the Communist regime that is brutally oppressing them at this moment.
Not only did Communist China cover up the spread of COVID-19, the virus may well have been created via unethical "research" in a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan. As this evidence comes out, we must never be intimidated by hysterical claims that holding murderous Communist tyrants accountable is "racist" against Asians. As I said before, trying to silence critics of Red China's brutally oppressive government with fraudulent claims of "racism" is itself a racist act against the Chinese people.
Even if the legislation was not a politically motivated attack on Republicans it should still be opposed on its merits. The federal government has no Constitutional authority to be involved in enforcement of local crimes. This is a matter for local law enforcement and state law. The Tenth Amendment is very clear that powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states.
Finally, as conservatives who believe in equal protection under the law, we must oppose the entire notion of "hate crime" legislation. We do not need to be policing people's opinions, no matter how morally repugnant those opinions might be. All violent crime should be harshly punished to the fullest extent of the law. All murderers should be executed as Almighty God commands in Genesis 9:6, whether the murder was motivated by racism or not. We do not need "hate crime" legislation, especially from the federal government. We need to embrace the rule of law and harsh punishment of all violent criminals.