"If yesterday's Holocaust Museum slaying ... is not a clarion call for banning hate speech, I don't know what is," shrieked CBS News columnist Bonnie Erbe.
The would-be commissarina for cultural purity would go beyond mere proscription of speech she doesn't like, of course; she believes that we should be preemptively imprisoning what her Soviet forebears called "socially dangerous persons" right now.
Referring to the murders of security guard Stephen Johns, abortionist George Tiller, and military recruiter William Long (whose alleged murderer was an American convert to Islam), Erbe insists:
"It's not enough to prosecute these murders as murders. They are hate-motivated crimes and each of these men had been under some sort of police surveillance prior to their actions. Isn't it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?"
"Isn't it time," indeed! The promoters of militant collectivism have been patient long enough! String up the barbed wire and dispatch the V'Cheka: It's time for the Regime to begin an official "War on Hate."