I knew there was a catch in this discussion somewhere. I blame Wolf. People aren't accountable for their beliefs -- it's the actions they take.
That's another gripe I have with liberals -- they have no concept of personal accountability. Their phobia of the individual prohibits them from even admitting that crime exists at an individual level. Everything is someone else's fault, and the perpetrator is blameless. This system of collective guilt to absolve individuals is why they're soft on crime.
It's also the basis of the gun control argument that assumes individuals aren't accountable for the crimes they commit -- it's the fault of gun manufacturers, cultural influences, or even society at large. Thus, rather than punish offenders, they punish society through restrictive laws aimed at the law abiding.