Hate Crimes” are crimes committed by persons that are in large part motivated by the victims religion, ethnicity, race, orientaton, and so on. Do you support legislation that increases the penalties for crimes if the state proves the crime was indeed a “hate crime”. Why do you, and perhaps others, support this type of legislation? Why be against this legislation? What might be the legal, constitutional, or fundemental issues of punishing a person more, because of the reason(s) they committed a crime?