Watch Out: U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech – Again

On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States”. The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). On April 6, 2017, EmgageUSA wrote the following on their Facebook page:

“Thanks to the hard work of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Kamala Harris we have achieved the approval of Senate Resolution 118, an anti-hate crimes bill drafted by Emerge-USA. It is days like this that Americans are reminded of this country’s founding principles: equal opportunity, freedom, justice. We are proud to help support the protection of these rights #amoreperfectunion #theamericandream”.

This is ugly.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Resolutions do not have the force of law and only show how cowardly and helpless the Senate is.

  • WalterBannon

    Senate Resolution 118 violates the constitution. All Senators who voted for it should be impeached and removed from office

  • Liberal Progressive

    You can trust the government has human rights experts who will tell us when a hate crime has occurred and charge the offenders with the full weight of the administration.

    We just can’t have people offended by unacceptable speech!

  • Martin B

    Imagine if Senator Maricon Rubio had won the nomination and the Presidency. You might as well have Hillary.

    • Observer

      Hmmm… Pant suit or pantaloons. Pant suit or pantaloons.

      Even with all his flaws, thank God for the Trumpinator!

  • Bla Bla

    If they cannot keep their oath of office to uphold the constitution of the United States of America, then they are in conflict with it and should resign their positions immediately.

  • Dana Garcia

    Offensive speech is still free speech — so says the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision earlier this week.

    • Observer

      Barack and Michelle must have found that ruling offensive.

  • Hard Little Machine

    So instead of talking, let’s fight. Going to jail anyway, may as well hurt them really bad.