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‘Unmasking Antifa Act' Includes 15-year Prison Term Proposal

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    ‘Unmasking Antifa Act' Includes 15-year Prison Term Proposal By Emily Birnbaum 07/10/18 The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the “Antifa” movement of anti-fascist activists. Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” would be subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison. Share to Google+ The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the “antifa” movement of anti-fascist activists. Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” would be subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison. The bill was introduced in the House last month but received renewed attention on Tuesday after alt-right personality Mike Cernovich encouraged his followers to call their representatives and "let them know what you think" about the legislation. Antifa activists, who often wear masks, have gained nationwide attention for engaging in violent clashes. Many activists in the movement have also disrupted actions planned by white supremacist groups. The bill was introduced by Republican Rep. Dan Donovan (N.Y.) and is co-sponsored by GOP Reps. Pete King (N.Y.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and Ted Budd (N.C.). The bill is currently in the House Judiciary Committee.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/39...-term-proposal This is way behind schedule. I can't believe these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS have been allowed to operate as masked thugs trying to intimidate Americans into relinquishing their First Amendment rights. Unreal. It might be instructive to those of us who are Progressive Marxist Socialists to examine why the Republican party was formed in the first place, and why the Democrats are called Democrats. The original Republican argument in the 19th century is that there are some rights which are above common consensus. let's take a history lesson, one based on actions instead of meaningless diatribes by Leftists. ~~13th Amendment, abolishes slavery. 100% Republican support. 23% Democrat support. ~~14th Amendment, gives citizenship to freed slaves. 94% Republican support. 0% Democrat support. ~~15th Amendment, right to vote for ALL. 100% Republican support. 0% Democrat support. The vast majority of the American people and voters are repulsed by the anarchy wrought by #Antifa in our streets just as they were after the Democrat convention in Chicago in 1968 and the riots, bombings of college campuses and the subversion of our government (which was being done by Marxist Socialists by the way) back then. Our nation teetered on the brink of collapse. But the American people rose up and said no more. Just as these domestic terrorists calling themselves Antifa today. That said, the question NO ONE ever seems to ask and get answers to is: Where is the money coming from to fund all of this anarchy and violence? Where do these individuals who are hiding their faces get the money they need to live day-by-day? How much are they reporting every year on their income tax - assuming any of them actually pay taxes?

  • bob1
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    Originally posted by marke View Post

    KKK was started by democrats to fight conservative Christian republicans. They remain true to their original precepts today.
    So much ignorance in one post.

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  • Jeeper
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    Originally posted by marke View Post

    KKK was started by democrats to fight conservative Christian republicans. They remain true to their original precepts today.
    KKK was/IS conservative christians (democrats them but republican now you disingenuous game player)

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  • robert4818
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    Originally posted by ForwardInChrist48 View Post
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/39...-term-proposal This is way behind schedule. I can't believe these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS have been allowed to operate as masked thugs trying to intimidate Americans into relinquishing their First Amendment rights. Unreal. It might be instructive to those of us who are Progressive Marxist Socialists to examine why the Republican party was formed in the first place, and why the Democrats are called Democrats. The original Republican argument in the 19th century is that there are some rights which are above common consensus. let's take a history lesson, one based on actions instead of meaningless diatribes by Leftists. ~~13th Amendment, abolishes slavery. 100% Republican support. 23% Democrat support. ~~14th Amendment, gives citizenship to freed slaves. 94% Republican support. 0% Democrat support. ~~15th Amendment, right to vote for ALL. 100% Republican support. 0% Democrat support. The vast majority of the American people and voters are repulsed by the anarchy wrought by #Antifa in our streets just as they were after the Democrat convention in Chicago in 1968 and the riots, bombings of college campuses and the subversion of our government (which was being done by Marxist Socialists by the way) back then. Our nation teetered on the brink of collapse. But the American people rose up and said no more. Just as these domestic terrorists calling themselves Antifa today. That said, the question NO ONE ever seems to ask and get answers to is: Where is the money coming from to fund all of this anarchy and violence? Where do these individuals who are hiding their faces get the money they need to live day-by-day? How much are they reporting every year on their income tax - assuming any of them actually pay taxes?
    I think the way its written can cause problems.

    “(a) In General.—Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, while in disguise, including while wearing a mask, injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both.
    I fear that this could run into 1st amendment protections due to the way it is worded. I'm not against the idea, but definitely think it's poorly worded. I believe this should have been made an aggravating condition as opposed to a separate crime itself. Similar to the how the next part of it is worded:

    SEC. 3. DESTROYING BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY WITHIN SPECIAL MARITIME AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION WHILE IN DISGUISE.

    Section 1363 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “Whoever, during the commission of an offense under this section, wears a disguise, including a mask, shall, in addition to any term of imprisonment otherwise imposed under this section, be imprisoned for 2 years.”.

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  • marke
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    Originally posted by Jeeper View Post

    NAH, kkk were/are conservative christians
    KKK was started by democrats to fight conservative Christian republicans. They remain true to their original precepts today.

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  • TeabagSalad
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    I quite like the irony of this proposed legislation.

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  • Jeeper
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    Originally posted by ignatius View Post

    Who belonged and remained in the Democratic Party. Nice try but the KKK is an anchor around your neck

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  • ignatius
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    Originally posted by Jeeper View Post

    NAH, kkk were/are conservative christians
    Who belonged and remained in the Democratic Party. Nice try but the KKK is an anchor around your neck

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  • Jeeper
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    Originally posted by Nouveau View Post
    Modern version of KKK
    NAH, kkk were/are conservative christians

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  • Nouveau
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    Modern version of KKK

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