Rep. Jackson Lee Wants ‘Criticism of Non-White People’ Outlawed

US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

( – In one of the more outrageous moves by an elected United States Representative, a Democrat congresswoman has initiated a House bill to criminalize criticism of people of color as a “conspiracy to commit white supremacy.”

The author of the bill called H.R.61, “Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023,” is US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas.

She introduced the legislation last Monday to the Committee on the Judiciary. The bill is supposed “prevent and prosecute white supremacy inspired hate crime and conspiracy to commit white supremacy inspired hate crime.”

The draft law defines claims that a person engages in a hate crime inspired by white supremacy “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.”

Per the bill’s logic, “conspiracy” to engage in white supremacy crimes includes publishing materials “advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based on ‘replacement theory,’ or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-White person or group.”

“[The Department of Justice has to gain] authority to conduct operations and activities pursuant [to what is] necessary and appropriate to interdict, mitigate, or prevent such action from culminating in violent activity,” stipulates Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s draft law.

Furthermore, the bill provides for maintaining DOJ “records of white supremacy inspired hate crimes” and issuing annual reports.

Critics of the draft law immediately pointed out that it defined the “crimes” it wanted to prosecute so broadly that it would outlaw any criticism of people of color.

“In case you weren’t aware of what the Democrats were prioritizing in the 118th Congress, just take a look. When they’re not bankrupting our country, they’re busy making a mockery of the First Amendment,” reacted Republican US Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado.

“Who wants to tell her about the First Amendment?” conservative lawyer Harmeet Dhillon asked on Twitter regarding Jackson Lee.

“Sheila Jackson Lee just introduced a bill that would make it a federal crime for White people, and White people only, to criticize mass immigration or to say anything that she claims would vilify ‘a non-White person or group,’” posted one Twitter user.

“Sheila Jackson Lee should be introduced to the Bill of Rights. Particularly the first amendment pertaining to free speech,” wrote another.

“This is a disturbing, yet not surprising, piece of #AntiWhite legislation,” reacted yet another user.

The report noted that Jackson Lee had been insisting “institutional and systemic racism” “taints and spoils” the treatment of minorities in America.

“[There are] aspects of America’s laws, America’s structure as relates to the black community in particular and other communities that is racist,” she has said.

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