BETRAYAL: Republicans Push Anti-Free Speech Bill Written by Islamic Terror-Linked Groups
Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Brigitte Gabriel
Posted on 7/18/2017, 8:34:25 AM by Mafe
Remember the bakers in Oregon who were driven out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a ceremony that was against their principles? They were fined $135,000 under Oregon law.
Now the federal government is going even further, by pushing a bill to erode the First Amendment, which would criminalize opinions deemed as “hate speech.”
Indeed, if House Bill 257 is passed into law, you could be jailed for an opinion that defies political orthodoxy with regards to sharia law, or radical Islam.
The United States already has strict laws that protect against hate crimes, so one reasonably asks, “why do we need a new bill?” What does H.R. 257 add that doesn’t already exist? The answer is frankly shocking.
If this new bill is passed, hate crime would be redefined to include public speech such as arguments that our politically correct culture deems offensive.
There is nothing in this bill that protects your next tweet speaking out against the genital mutilation of children from landing you in federal court. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
This legislation was drafted by terrorist-linked groups, and sponsored by four Republicans (and a predictable laundry list of democrats), to silence Americans speaking openly about the threats we face as a nation. Tragically, the Senate proposal, introduced by far-left Kamala Harris, has already passed.
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