For years I’ve been railing against those who describe something as a “hate crime”. I mean really. When you think about it; aren’t all crimes hate crimes?

If you shoot a black man dead, is it any more hateful than shooting a white man dead? Is the black guy any deader than the white guy? No, of course not.

If a white boy is beaten by a group of kids, whether they be black or white, Asian or Indian, it matters not. But if a black kid is beaten by white kids, it is considered a hate crime.

It just doesn’t make any sense. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: aren’t all crimes hate crimes? Really, who’s ever heard of a love crime?

Well, I guess I’ll have to stop saying that, because there evidently are love crimes, according to the soon to be GOP presidential candidate Jeb “Love Train” Bush. Or maybe we should call him Jeb “Underground Love Railroad” Bush.

Yes, it’s been all over the news – people have written countless articles and talk shows have discussed it.

In case you somehow missed it, this is some of what he said. “But the way I look at this – and this is not, you know, I’m going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it – the way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their family’s, you know, a dad who love their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table. And they, you know, wanted to make sure their family was intact and they cross the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s kind of – an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.”

Well, he sure is a Bush. There’s no doubting that.

Okay, first things first: He knows darn well it will be on tape and it will be broadcast and rebroadcast. So don’t give us that, “so be it” crap. He’s a calculating establishment politician and I’m certain he knew what he was going to say before it came out. Heck, it was probably scripted by Karl Rove, who has some lame polling data telling Jeb he has to further distance himself from us conservatives.

Now, the whole “act of love” thing. I’ve said a number of times that I can’t blame any poor soul who can’t support his family, for sneaking them across the border for the promise (false or not) of a better life. I might do the same thing. But Jeb, it’s still against the law to do so. It may not be a felony, but it’s still a crime. By the way – it should be a felony.

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