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Democrats’ Extremist “White Supremacy” Bill Would Effectively Silence Political Speech

The Leading Against White Supremacy Act 2023 was introduced by Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in January. This bill is unconstitutional and radical in its proposed form. 

The Leading Against White Supremacy Act These are the goals “prevent and prosecute white supremacy inspired hate crime and conspiracy to commit white supremacy inspired hate crime and to amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of hate crimes.”

According to the bill proposal “A person engages in a white supremacy inspired hate crime when white supremacy ideology has motivated the planning, development, preparation, or perpetration of actions that constituted a crime or were undertaken in furtherance of activity that, if effectuated, would have constituted a crime.”

In other words, Jackson Lee’s legislation would make any crime or an attempt to commit a crime that is arguably “motivated” By white supremacy ideology, a hate crime would be considered a crime that is punishable by a more severe penalty than other crimes. “hate.”

This provision on its own is problematic. Jackson Lee doesn’t define the concept of ideologies that are deeply rooted in white supremacy, even though they are undoubtedly repugnant. “white supremacy ideology” In the bill, there are many interpretations possible that could lead to unjustified increases in legal punishments for defendants in court.

Jackson Lee’s legislation doesn’t stop there, however. The legislation’s most important aspect is its “conspiracy” It would be illegal. “publish” material that inspires a crime deemed to be motivated by white supremacy — which, again, is not defined by the bill. The legislation specifically lists “social media platforms” It is a form o publication.

According to the provisions in Jackson Lee’s bill, if a social media user were to post an article, video, or even just a short message on a website such as Facebook or Twitter, that person could be convicted of committing “a conspiracy to engage in white supremacy inspired hate crime” If someone else consumes the material, they will be charged with a crime motivated white supremacy.

It doesn’t appear to matter how crazy or mentally ill the person committing the crime is, either. So, under the bill, if a deranged mass shooter allegedly inspired by white supremacy TikTok videos and Facebook posts kills several people, any of the “white supremacy” Materials “read, heard, or viewed” the shooter could render the person who uploaded those materials guilty for conspiracy.

You might think this applies only to those with extreme views and political opinions about white supremacy. But recent history has shown that many left-leaning individuals have a broad, very deep understanding of the subject. “white supremacy.”

For example, the National Education Association, America’s largest teachers union, Claim This is despite “white supremacy culture” It is usually “associated with violence perpetrated by the KKK and other white supremacist groups, it also describes a political ideology and systemic oppression that perpetuates and maintains the social, political, historical and/or industrial white domination.” Further, the NEA Claim, “Organizations that are led by people of color or have a majority of people of color can also demonstrate characteristics of White Supremacy Culture.”

Popular left-wing publications like The Intercept They suggested that “prominent conservatives” Ben Shapiro is Tucker Carlson’s wife, Laura Ingraham, Donald Trump and Candace Owens all support white supremacist ideology. Whistleblower documents reveal Google’s “anti-racism” initiative for the company’s employees featured a “White Supremacy Pyramid” That Includes both Shapiro as well as Trump.

November ABC News An article was published alleging that the “GOP’s white supremacist problems extend beyond Trump.” One columnist for The Hill In November, claimed that “Republican officials keep stoking white supremacist tropes.”

There are many academics available, some of which can be found here. Ruth Colker, a law professor at Ohio State University, has even called America’s founding document “The White Supremacist Constitution.” Colker says “The United States Constitution is a document that, during every era, has helped further white supremacy.”

With all of this in mind, it’s not hard to imagine how under the Leading Against White Supremacy Act, a Trump-supporting Republican expressing support for the Constitution on Twitter — a description that fits millions of Americans — could easily be caught up in a charge of “conspiracy to engage in white supremacy inspired hate crime.”

Jackson Lee is a genius at achieving even more, as crazy as this may sound. Here are some examples of relevant “published material” The Leading Against White Supremacy Act covers the following: “hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-White person or group.”

What exactly is this? “hate speech”? JYou can find more information atckson Lee’s bill doesn’t tell us. Perhaps political commentators writing an article such as this one, which arguably “vilifies” a “non-White person,” could someday find themselves guilty of conspiracy to engage in a white supremacy-inspired hate crime.

The purpose of Jackson Lee’s legislation is not to discourage white supremacy, a noble goal. It’s a blatantly unconstitutional, racist attempt to silence political and social speech.

Justin Haskins ([email protected]) is a senior fellow at the Henry Dearborn Institute for Human Rights and a New York Times bestselling author.

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