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Hate crime legislation comes to mind. It doesn't make me very popular with my GLBT cohorts, but the enhanced punishment aspect of these laws punishes thoughts, and that's a slippery slope I'd just as soon not slide down.

the law has been differentially punishing 'thought' for 500 yrs.

*i* don't see enough difference with 'hate crime' to worry about it

...... but it is a good example of Democrats being socially restrictive
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