In a prime-time speech explicitly designed to demonize half of the country and criminalize the conservative agenda ahead of the November midterms, President Joe Biden, positioned in front of a hellish background of red lights, accused former President Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” of being “a threat to the very soul of this country.”
Two Democratic senators and a Democrat-aligned colleague are using the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion as a pretext to change the 1887 Electoral Count Act to essentially squelch challenges to election results.
Over the past half-century or so, American law enforcement and popular culture have conferred an extra level of seriousness and gravity to “hate crimes” as opposed to regular crimes. The definition of a hate crime, according to the FBI, is a regular crime with an added element of bias. “A ‘criminal’ offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity,” the FBI.gov website states.