Vancouver resident Leah Anaya urges area citizens to let their legislators know how they feel about the bill that would form a ‘domestic violence extremism’ commission
Washington state will potentially be forming a “domestic violence extremism” commission should Democrat-sponsored House Bill 1333 pass this legislative session. What does that mean? Well, to sum up, it means that the outward expression of your values as a Christian will become illegal in the state of Washington. The federal government attempted to form a similar task force but for some reason the project has been put on hold (perhaps they realized there was no way something like this could hold up to the Constitution?). But never fear, Communist lovers, our legislature has come to the rescue to push their own version.
Of course we all want actual terrorism, extremism, and violence to be extinguished, but that’s not what the bill is about, no matter how pretty advocates for it try to dress it up. The bill is intentionally vague so that it can be applied liberally (pun intended) however the powers that be (or, the radical left in our state) see fit.
If you believe in the scientific evidence of two genders in the biological makeup of the human race, you’re hateful, bigoted, and transphobic. If you believe in the sanctity of life and that said life begins at conception, you’re hateful, bigoted, anti-woman, and pro-slavery. If you believe that all men are created equal and should be treated as such (to include – gasp – white people), then you’re hateful, bigoted, racist, and a white supremacist. Even if you’re not white.
Aside from multiple politicians, the commission will be made up of representatives from many different “communities,” identified by race, religion, and sexual creed. One likely need not think too hard about what race, religion, and sexual creeds are left out of the equation (but just in case there’s any question, there are no white, Christian, heterosexuals listed as entitled to representation). Is this not the very thing people on all sides of the political aisle are fighting against? Is this not racist, religious and heterosexual segregation? There is a specific position reserved for a person who identifies as Muslim and Jewish, but not Christian. There is a specific position reserved for a person who identifies as black, Hispanic, Asian, and Sikh, but not white. There’s a specific position reserved for a person who identifies as LGBTQ, but not heterosexual.
Should the group of representatives not be inclusive of ALL of the aforementioned, not just a select group who are viewed as victims of oppression? It’s insulting to many of the members of the “communities” listed above that they’re automatically assumed to be of such little value, strength, and societal contributions that they are put into this category. How dare the legislature assume that someone is a victim or oppressed or worthless without help from the government simply because they’re Muslim or gay or black?
Further, as Christians, many have been the victim of extreme discrimination and violence of late because of their faith doctrine. Pregnancy centers that are based around their belief in the Biblical values of loving and assisting those in need have been attacked in our very communities because they’re not trying to convince every minority mother that walks into their center to kill the human life growing inside of them. Extremists have shown up to Christian concerts with the intent of disrupting the event because they’re praising a God who loves all and has laid out Biblical truths for His children. White people have been made out to be evil, even the children who have no idea what oppression even means. Do these people not deserve to have representation against discrimination?
Of course not, according to the radical left.
Further, the commission would be tasked with “Identifying community-led and evidence-based solutions to combat disinformation and misinformation, address early signs of radicalization, and develop public health-style responses.” Misinformation according to whom? If we look at the recent pandemic, those who dared to question the information published by the media were called science-deniers, alt-right extremists, and, of course, hateful and bigoted. Questions are a valuable part of the scientific method and, under normal circumstances, are actually encouraged so that we may learn more about a specific topic. But not this specific topic. For this one, we must all sit down and shut up and do what the government tells us to do. Does that really make those who ask questions radicals or extremists?
Interestingly, there’s no mention of radicalization being akin to tactics such as shutting down whole city blocks for a “protest” that is clearly defined as a riot, to include vandalization and looting of businesses, burning of private and public property, and physical attacks on police officers. Of course, that’s not the tactics used by Christians, but rather those who claim to fight for “social justice” but in fact do nothing but further the racial divide, among other things. In fact, these methods were even encouraged by far-left politicians! Is that not domestic violence and extremism?
It’s not well disguised that this bill and potential commission is a blatant attack on conservatism, Christianity, and those who dare to be born white. That is itself a version of its own extremism, which is ironic as this bill claims to want to work against that. Regardless, this is not the time to stay silent or sit back and watch what happens. This is the time to speak up, and not just on social media. Readers are encouraged to email their own political representatives, but even more, reach out to the committee in the Washington State House of Representatives who will hear public comment on this bill today (Feb. 13).
Please click here to make your CON position known for this bill, or click here to submit written comment against the bill (both must be done by 3 p.m. Monday, 2/13). Now is the time to stand up. Perhaps you were made for such a time as this.
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I wish I would have seen this sooner. I had no idea
Same. The spin, of course, will be the Christian white straight group is already well represented.. they do not deserve or need a voice at this table. You can see this coming a mile away.
First state in the nation to propose such a maneuver. It is still important to contact your legislators with your thoughts about this bill, that has NOT passed both chambers. This link includes a button to comment to your legislators, see upper right, and shows the language and status of the bill. Now is the time to provide input to our legislators. And to pray for our legislators too as they make decisions that impact us in so many areas.
There are links in the article for contacting the committee that is hearing the bill.
Thank you for the informative commentary, Ms. Anaya. It’s sad to see the lack of discussion regarding this outrageous bill. I hope that people will take the time to read both versions of the bill (only three pages), together with the Washington Attorney General’s 2022 Domestic Terrorism Report, which spawned HB1333.
This bill is unconstitutional. Goes against the constitution of the US and the constitution of Washington State. This needs to be fought with every thing we have. Because what comes next will be even worse.
I’m FOR IT. The majority of govt. already has whites, males and christians WELL REPRESENTED who are focused on destroying and banning the rights of anyone who’s not white or christian. Its the fake ‘wokism’ hatred the republicans have weaponized as a tool to discriminate against everyone else. This is what happens when white christians try to force their religion on the nation. The nation fights back.
Whose rights are being destroyed and how? Christians might want to convert people of other religions, but there is no jihad ideas. If you really believe in equality then everyone should be represented. Tell me how leaving out any religion, race, or gender is equal representation.
See my comment above from a day or so ago. Did I call it or what?
I put my $.02 in x 2. We need 2 pray, 2.
I’d like to see HB 1333 pass in the washington legislature just to see how the Supreme Court would handle it.
You need to remember the old saying “curiosity killed the cat”. I don’t think it’s worth the risk.
Gov. Inslee publicly expressed the opinion that the NRA is a terrorist organization. I’m a life time member of the NRA. Progressives also accuse me of saying violent things, such as: All Lives Matter. So, how long would it take for a Domestic Violent Extremism Commission to conclude that I’m guilty of wrong think…er, I mean, Domestic Violent Extremism?
On a tangential note, despite that I live in Thurston County,10th Congressional District, I contributed a painful amount of money to Joe Kent’s campaign and I’m shocked that Clark County citizens overwhelmingly voted for Domestic Violent Extremist (in my opinion) Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez.
I watched both debates, I listened to Joe’s Timcast interviews, I’ve spoken with Joe, and he’s a stand up guy and a patriot. But Clark County voted for the pretty narcissist with the ethnic last name. How long until we see her posing for pictures with the members of the Squad?
If this description of this bill is accurate, I’m very much against this assault on our constitutional guaranteed free speech !!
You sound like the typical radical nut job white “christian” that has been attacking choice and freedoms of anybody that is not white hetro Christian trash. Yell play victims everything anybody gets protection from you and your crazy brothers/sisters. Go back to church and pray like you do after every school shooting.
Who are you referring to? It would help if you would reply to a specific comment. And why the anger? Hetro Christian trash? Here is hoping you are OK.