H.R. 1955 seeks to criminalize thoughtcrimes

The term violent radicalization means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.

The term ideologically based violence means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual’s political, religious, or social beliefs.

There is no definition for extremist belief system.

I wonder if civil rights marches in the 1960s would count as an extremist belief system attempting to facilitate political, religious or social change.

We already have laws against murder, assault, theft, etc. I don’t understand why we need laws against speaking about those things. Punish the deed not the thought.

This is not how you stop terrorism.

This bill passed the House 404 to 6 and was created and sponsored mostly by Democrats.