H.R.350 would empower Homeland Security and Justice with new authority to monitor domestic terrorism with heavy emphasis on “white supremacists” a.k.a. “Trump Supporters”.
Just what we need, more authority and power to federal law enforcement to surveil Americans and monitor their speech on the road to censorship. Law enforcement is already supposed to be tracking domestic terrorists of all shades. Why do we need this bill? Sen. Josh Hawley described this bill, “It’s like the disinformation board on steroids. Another way to look at is the Patriot Act for American citizens”. Hawley could have said, just equally correctly, it’s an Anti-America Act for true Patriots. All Democrats voted for the bill. All Republicans voted against the bill except one; you guessed it, Adam Kinzinger. I’m surprised Liz Cheney didn’t follow suit. It passed the House May 18th, 2022.
In my mind this is just code word for cracking down on free speech and political speech; particularly anybody who speaks out against the government, against this illegal immigration invasion, against Biden’s policies, their overreach and failures or claims the 2020 election was rigged and/or stolen. It is just a smoke screen to go after conservative activist in the guise of domestic terrorists. When you listen to the Democrats who support this bill they strongly imply a relationship between the recent Buffalo massacre and the January 6th so-called “insurrection” (again, Trump supporters).
This bill must not pass the Senate! Any Congressman who voted for it will definitely get a big fat negative on the first amendment category of the personal opportunity section of the GOUSA rating system.