Affirmative action and hate crime legislation are both designed to eliminate racism and discrimination, and they both fail.
Affirmative action essentially means forcing a business to hire party 1 instead of party 2 for the job, even if party 2 is more qualified for the job, simply because party 1 is in a minority group. People may think this will eliminate racism in the business world, but it does not. Not only does this type of law interfere with the rights of the employer, it interferes with the rights of the employed.
If you think about it, it’s just creating a new racism, only instead of the racism being against minorities, it is against majorities. So if you are a majority class person who has worked hard at a business a long time, and your employer was planning on promoting you to a supervisor position because of your qualifications, he could potentially be forced to promote a less qualified minority class person instead, due to affirmative action. Affirmative action does not eliminate racism, it promotes racism.
Hate crime legislation allows a party 1 to be punished more severely if the person he commited the crime against a party 2 that is part of a minority. This is supposedly designed to prevent crimes against minority parties. However, a person cannot be tried for motivation. Not only does it waste tax dollars to try to ‘percieve’ party 1’s motiviations; it is also immoral. A person should not be tried for their motivation, they should be tried for their crime. If party 1 is thoroughly convicted of killing someone in cold blood, then party 1 should be given the appropriate penalty. The fact that not all party 1s who are convicted of this crime are given the appropriate penalty shows that something is fundamentally wrong with our judicial methods.
The fundamental flaw with this type of legislation is that it treats American citizens with different levels of care, which actually causes the very thing it is trying to prevent. This unequal treatment is not only immoral, but is also unconstitutional: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States(…) nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” And that is why the future United People party will not support any hate crime or affirmative action legislation.