Define & Criminalize Domestic Terrorist Organizations: KKK & White Supremacists
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Dear Representatives and Business Leaders,
We come to you as the economic foundation of this nation. We are doctors, lawyers, teachers, and the working class of this country and we want change by those who have the power and influence over our current administration. As a collective, the direction of our financial and voting power will be determined by the choices of this administration.
Under current United States law, set forth in the US Patriot Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which:
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended – (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
What we want:
1) The creation of a criminal law involving domestic terrorist groups with clear definitions.
2) Renewal of the grants allotted to organizations fighting violent extremism on US soil, including local governments, city police departments, universities and non-profits
The rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was the largest assembly of white nationalist groups in over a decade. We can expect larger and further assemblies in the months to come. They have vowed to embrace further bloodshed and violence in the rallies already scheduled in the coming months.
For over a century the US has allowed these groups to voice propaganda, hate, and intolerance under the constitutional right to free speech. We value the right to free speech, but we also know they are limitations to speech already established. All freedoms have limitations when it puts the public safety at risk. However, we have allowed these groups to encourage and commit acts of genocide. We have watched as they embrace divine superiority and provoke fear in an effort to condone violence.
As many countries in the past decade have successfully categorized their White Nationalist as terrorists, we implore you to re-evaluate what is most effective in keeping our nation safe. We have faced more violence from these groups on our own soil than any threat we have encountered internationally. Yet, we have chosen to de-fund the efforts to stem their tide and given them a platform to recruit openly.
We urge you to use to influence to recognize these groups as a collective with a sole desire and intention to exterminate groups of people, as they have repeatedly stated. They have all the characteristics of ISIS, including the ideology of divine superiority, yet we allow them access to harbor weapons, influence our politics, and access to threaten and hurt our citizens.
We strive for a more just and safe world, and hope you will choose to use your influence in a way that would encourage our financial and political support.
We wish to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to the loss of potential human lives and we hope you will join us.
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