A bill has been proposed in California that would stop firefighters and police officers from being eligible to serve if they are affiliated with a hate group. I can almost guarantee that Black Lives Matter will not be listed as a hate group.
We expected something like this in the era of all things bad are because of “white supremacists,” but some people are starting to point out that the bill would include banning officers who have conservative or religious views.
“I think everyone can agree that no one wants cops serving us who belong to violent hate groups, but this bill goes far beyond that. It actually goes after individual cops who simply have conservative social views on issues like marriage,” Greg Burt the Director of Capitol Engagement for the California Family Council said. “I think there’s a mistake in assuming that Christians who have conservative views on moral issues are going to be a threat to folks who disagree with them.” Christians are normally seen as very tolerant so long as leftists aren’t trying to persecute them for being Christian.
Last month, California State Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 655, or the California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act. The bill requires background checks for law enforcement applicants and disqualifies them if they are associated with a hate group or used hate speech. The problem I see right off the bat is that the Woke Supremacy will be in charge of what is considered a hate group and/or hate speech. Saying “Merry Christmas” to people could one day in the near future be considered hate speech by the useless lunatic fringe weirdos in the Supremacy.
The bill does define hate speech as “advocating or supporting the denial of constitutional rights of, the genocide of, or violence towards, any group of persons based upon race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.” Again, the reason why this would be a disaster in the real world is that the Woke would be the ones who determine if something was “based on race” and they are usually wrong. Just take a look right now at how the Left in this country is treating the rise in attacks on Asian Americans. They are claiming without an ounce of evidence that the attacks are coming from white supremacists when in reality the attacks are coming by leftists who are supporting Critical Race Theory because the Asian community overall rejects Critical Race Theory because among other things it seeks to end meritocracy in America. Asian people like meritocracy because it’s the best way to run a society. Those who work hard reap the rewards and it’s not based on wealth or race.
Critics complain that the bill gives definitions that are too broad in scope and could wind up labeling conservative and religious people to be classified as hateful. That’s exactly what would happen. The Woke Supremamcists are trying to outlaw conservatism and Christianity, that’s what’s going on here.
“Under the guise of addressing police gangs, the bill at the same time launches an inexplicable, unwarranted, and unprecedented attack on peaceable, conscientious officers who happen to hold conservative political and religious views,” Matthew McReynolds, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Pacific Justice Institute penned last week of the bill. “Indeed, this is one of the most undisguised and appalling attempts we have ever seen, in more than 20 years of monitoring such legislation, on the freedom of association and freedom to choose minority viewpoints.” The Woke are at war.
Burt asked, “Should the state now ban from public service qualified, fair-minded people who happen to hold religious or political views that conflict with controversial Supreme Court decisions on marriage and abortion?” Of course, the Woke would say.
“This is a blatantly unconstitutional violation of religious liberty and freedom of speech. It is also a tyrannical abuse of power from a politician seeking to ruin the lives of those he disagrees with,” he said. Yes, but do we have a US Supreme Court anymore?
In an idiotic statement, Kalra said that people “have a constitutional right to have racist and bigoted views” but not “a constitutional right to be a police officer.” But police officers still have Constitutional rights. This buffoon is already letting the cat out of the bag that the legislation is being proposed to weed out white police officers.
“The role and responsibility of peace officers is so important for a community healing — for a community’s safety — and the people in the community don’t feel that those that are entrusted with that responsibility look at them in a way that’s unbiased. That undermines our entire public safety system,” Kalra said. He isn’t intelligent enough to realize that what he said was racist. Kalra just indicted all white police officers who are either conservative or religious as racists who should not be entrusted in any community in America. That is by itself a racist statement.
The Assembly Public Safety Committee will take up the bill on April 6.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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