No it isn't too harsh but perhaps roo rosy a viewpoint anymore. Just for an example take the "good law" about hate crimes. If i kill someone, then I am guilty of murder. If I kill someone who is say Jewish and have made statements about how bad "jews" are, then I am guilty of murder AND a "hate crime." Apparently as long as I have good thoughts about the person I am killing I don't deserve as harsh a punishment. Is that really a "good" legal difference? Thought police anyone? I will add my concept that it is the people that make a country "good" and not the "government."