To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.
That’s the text of a bill introduced in Congress on February 2nd called the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018.
The FBI defines domestic terrorism as “U.S.-based movements that espouse extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.”
But what is an extremist ideology? It’s easy to see on one end of the spectrum, once violence happens. But the FBI sees the progression as “crossing the line from First Amendment protected rights to committing crimes to further their political agenda.”
It sounds like they are saying speaking out is a precursor to terrorism. Exercising rights is suspicious.
The bill makes repeated reference to “patriot” groups as well as “anti-government militias.”
Of course, Sammy’s III Percent Putz isn’t really a Patriot group – it’s more of a “I’m-Sammy-feed-my-ego-and-send-me-money-but-don’t-dare-ask-if-I-used-it-for-it’s-intended-purpose” group.