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Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:29 PM

House resolution to take away our Free speech but only if it is anti-Muslim.

Not only is it the only religion being protected, it violates free speech and that is unconstitutional. The language is in there. "physical, verbal, and emotional abuse"

H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

RESOLUTION
Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

Whereas the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric have faced physical, verbal, and emotional abuse because they were Muslim or believed to be Muslim;

Whereas the constitutional right to freedom of religious practice is a cherished United States value and violence or hate speech towards any United States community based on faith is in contravention of the Nation’s founding principles;

Whereas there are millions of Muslims in the United States, a community made up of many diverse beliefs and cultures, and both immigrants and native-born citizens;

Whereas this Muslim community is recognized as having made innumerable contributions to the cultural and economic fabric and well-being of United States society;

Whereas hateful and intolerant acts against Muslims are contrary to the United States values of acceptance, welcoming, and fellowship with those of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;

Whereas these acts affect not only the individual victims but also their families, communities, and the entire group whose faith or beliefs were the motivation for the act;

Whereas Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing have been disproportionately targeted because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances; and

Whereas the rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance plays into the false narrative spread by terrorist groups of Western hatred of Islam, and can encourage certain individuals to react in extreme and violent ways: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) expresses its condolences for the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes;

(2) steadfastly confirms its dedication to the rights and dignity of all its citizens of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;

(3) denounces in the strongest terms the increase of hate speech, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and other hate crimes targeted against mosques, Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim;

(4) recognizes that the United States Muslim community has made countless positive contributions to United States society;

(5) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all United States citizens, including Muslims in the United States, should be protected and preserved;

(6) urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes; and

(7) reaffirms the inalienable right of every citizen to live without fear and intimidation, and to practice their freedom of faith.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/569/text

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Reply House resolution to take away our Free speech but only if it is anti-Muslim. (Original post)
Thorson Jan 2016 OP
BuzzClik Jan 2016 #1
brew9876 Jan 2016 #2
Thorson Jan 2016 #4
brew9876 Jan 2016 #6
Thorson Jan 2016 #8
SavannahMan Jan 2016 #15
foia Jan 2016 #3
EGTrise Jan 2016 #5
Thorson Jan 2016 #7
EGTrise Jan 2016 #9
Thorson Jan 2016 #10
EGTrise Jan 2016 #11
JacoBukowski Jan 2016 #12
Banshee 3 Actual Jan 2016 #13
asylum seeker Jan 2016 #14

Response to Thorson (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:39 PM

1. A nonbinding resolution.

Nonbinding.

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Response to Thorson (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:40 PM

2. I hear what you're saying but it's not a law and doesn't mean shit.

It's a feel good thing. Just another waste of tax payer money.

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Response to brew9876 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:43 PM

4. Explain that to me. I don't get it.

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Response to Thorson (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:57 PM

6. It's just a resolution. Congress does it to recognize certain things. It's meaningless.

In order for something to be law it would be in the form of a bill and go through the procedures and end up on the presidents desk. Once he signs it then it is law.

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Response to brew9876 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 01:19 AM

8. Thank you.

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Response to brew9876 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 09:30 AM

15. Actually, I prefer these

The non binding resolutions are at least harmless. Like when Congress spent the day discussion Pi. No not the dessert. http://www.piday.org/2009/u-s-congress-passes-pi-day/

Now, the good news is that while Congress is discussing bullshit, they aren't screwing anything up.

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Response to Thorson (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:43 PM

3. As long as people can still verbally attack Christians and Jews, what's the problem?

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Response to Thorson (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:51 PM

5. You seem to have left out the part that takes away free speech.

I'm sure it was just an oversight on your part. Go ahead and post it now.

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Response to EGTrise (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 01:17 AM

7. "physical, verbal, and emotional abuse" Notice the word verbal?

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Response to Thorson (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 01:33 AM

9. I see your problem.

You don't know what Whereas means.

And you don't know your past, present and future tenses.

And you don't know what Be It Resolved means.

Let me know when you've fixed those problems and we'll talk.

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Response to EGTrise (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 01:40 AM

10. And your problem is that you think you know what I know and don't know.

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Response to Thorson (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 02:15 AM

11. No, you demonstrated that for me.

Let me know when you have it figured out.

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Response to Thorson (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 02:32 AM

12. Already discussed here:

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Response to Thorson (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 04:21 AM

13. Further info-

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/569/cosponsors

Cosponsor
Rep. Honda, Michael M. *
Rep. Ellison, Keith *
Rep. Crowley, Joseph *
Rep. Carson, Andre *
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes *
Rep. McCollum, Betty *
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy *
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. *
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. *
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta *
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. *
Rep. Peters, Scott H. *
Rep. Ashford, Brad *
Rep. Grayson, Alan *
Rep. Takai, Mark *
Rep. Higgins, Brian *
Rep. Keating, William R. *
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. *
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie *
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. *
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E.
Rep. Gallego, Ruben *
Rep. Bustos, Cheri *
Rep. Delaney, John K. *
Rep. Castor, Kathy *
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. *
Rep. Quigley, Mike *
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. *
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III *
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. *
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice *
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. *
Rep. Meng, Grace *
Rep. Green, Al * 12/17/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. *
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. *
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. *
Rep. Farr, Sam *
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. *
Rep. McDermott, Jim *
Rep. Lee, Barbara *
Rep. Edwards, Donna F.
Rep. Brady, Robert A. *
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. *
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. *
Rep. Sires, Albio *
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. *
Rep. Chu, Judy *
Rep. Polis, Jared *
Rep. Loebsack, David *
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. *
Rep. Dingell, Debbie *
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. *
Rep. Cohen, Steve *
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben *
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. *
Rep. Tsongas, Niki *
Rep. Langevin, James R. *
Rep. Pocan, Mark *
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. *
Rep. Takano, Mark *
Rep. Ryan, Tim *
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. *
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. *
Rep. Tonko, Paul *
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe *
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris *
Rep. Capps, Lois *
Rep. Price, David E. *
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. *
Rep. Moore, Gwen *
Rep. Heck, Denny *
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr.
Rep. Becerra, Xavier
Rep. Swalwell, Eric
Rep. Larson, John B.
Rep. Titus, Dina
Rep. Welch, Peter
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd
Rep. Himes, James A.
Rep. Cartwright, Matt

Bill Text-https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/569/text

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Response to Thorson (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 05:43 AM

14. It's just a declaration of feels

There are no prescribed penalties so it isn't law, just an empty declaration.

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