I have an article over at NRO that critiques the hate crimes legislation pending in the Congress. Interestingly, Bush took a strong stand against hate crimes legislation when he was the governor of Texas. He refused to sign the James Byrd Hate Crimes Act, saying “all crimes are hate crimes.”
Just this morning, the White House has announced its intention to veto the hate crimes measure. This is a most welcome development as the bill is an affront to the constitutional principle of federalism.