Well, so much for free thoughts in Washington State.
In a race to become the most communist state in America, Washington State is really going the distance.
A bill has been introduced in the state that would make it illegal to complain or ask any questions concerning election fraud.
Hmm, I wonder if that works both ways or only if a conservative asks questions.
Sure, you may be also asking yourself, “But what about free speech?”
It doesn’t matter.
This bill will criminalize any complaints about election fraud.
I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sound like this bill is screaming election integrity or transparency.
In fact, it is the complete opposite of transparency.
It will only cause more people to distrust the government and rightly so!
More details are below:
'Pro-Free Speech': Washington State Governor's Plot to Criminalize Election Fraud Complaints Moves Forward https://t.co/pVj7T81FUf
— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) February 3, 2022
Governor Jay Inslee says the bill "confronts an unrelenting threat that is a clear and present danger in our society." https://t.co/3PRulH5nra
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 29, 2022
In Washington State 100% mail-in voting went into effect in 1990. Since then, we have not had a republican Governor or even a Mayor in any larger cities. In 2004 the democrats voted away 2 party election requirements. The last 2 mayor races in Seattle were Dem vs Dem.
— Bob Roberson (@bbobisme) January 28, 2022
So, does this mean the liberals in 2016 who screamed that Trump stole the election from Hillary are lumped into this too?
These people lost their damn minds and torched cities across the nation.
Would be a shame if this video of leftists destroying DC during Trump’s 2017 inauguration went viral pic.twitter.com/5neEoZcGLG
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) January 14, 2021
Not one of those people was arrested or charged with an insurrection of “our democracy”.
In fact, liberal politicians praised their efforts and told them to continue to resist!
Were any bills introduced to make what they did illegal?
No, because these are leftists.
According to PJ Media, it may soon become illegal to question election results in Washington State:
Candidates and elected officials complaining about election fraud would be slapped with a gross misdemeanor charge, fine, and/or jail sentence under a plan by Washington’s far-Left governor Jay Inslee. The anti-free speech bill has now advanced from a Democrat-controlled committee with a “do-pass” recommendation to the state legislature.
And you thought it couldn’t get worse.
In 2020, Democrat governors and their underlings used COVID-19 as the excuse to change election laws, many times using emergency powers sans legislature, expand mail-in balloting, and remove what few security measures remained, such as signature matching. Recently, a state court ruled that Pennsylvania election changes by fiat were illegal under the state constitution. These aren’t lies. They happened. They may have changed the results of the election. The take over of local elections offices by Mark Zuckerberg’s “Zuck Bucks” also continues to fuel complaints. But Washington’s Gov. Inslee believes people seeking or holding elective office who complain about election chicanery should be punished for holding those wrong-thoughts. They should be silenced and maybe even jailed for up to a year.
In Inslee’s bill, loudly complaining about election fraud that accused complainers knew was bogus, as adjudged by a “jury” according to the governor, could lead to violence. The person who uttered the words should go to jail, he reasons. Inslee has never said these words in response to the Antifa and BLM riots during the election of 2016 and 2017 to depose the democratically elected Donald Trump.
Mere weeks ago the measure looked dead-in-the-water because of its sheer absurdity and obvious contravention of the First Amendment, which we note was written explicitly to protect political speech. But when a Washington Post article alerted the east coast Leftist political class that Inslee’s unconstitutional efforts were flailing, Harvard Law professor emeritus Laurence Tribe and George Washington University Law’s Catherine Ross got in touch to see if they could rehabilitate Senate Bill 5843 or at least give one of America’s least talented governors a little of their reflected glory and gravitas. Clearly, Governor Short Bus needed their help, they reasoned.
This is a threat to freedom of speech.
I am looking forward to being charged for lying about the election.
"Joe Rogan won the Washington State governors race and is our rightfully elected governor. Jay Inslee is illegally occupying Joes office and needs to be removed immediately"
— Dicey Langston (@DiceyLangston) February 3, 2022
Inslee in not sick. He is evil. He knows exactly what he is doing and will not bite the hand that feeds him and that hand is not the citizens of Washington State. He is nothing but a criminal who is destroying this state.
— Juby (@Juby44528844) February 3, 2022
Washington Democratic Gov. Inslee wants to make lying a crime in certain circumstanceshttps://t.co/ClKW60C2M5
— yes (@reberrare) February 3, 2022
Can you imagine the outrage if Republicans introduced bills that make it illegal and criminal to say anything about Trump and Russia?
Newsweek confirms this story:
Washington Governor Jay Inslee told lawmakers why they should pass the bill that would make it a misdemeanor for candidates or elected officials to knowingly lie about election results if those statements lead to violence or “lawless action”.
This comes after earlier this month Newsweek reported the state Senate approved a bill that would make it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to harass election workers, citing the increase in threats and violence against election workers since the 2020 presidential election.
Inslee said the bill discussed in the Senate Government and Elections Committee on January 28, 2022, “confronts an unrelenting threat that is a clear and present danger in our society,” according to the Associated Press.
The bill would make it a gross misdemeanor for officials or candidates if they are convicted of “knowingly, recklessly, or maliciously making false statements regarding the election process or election results to produce lawless action, undermine election processes or results, or falsely claim entitlement to public office.”
A conviction would require any elected official to vacate their office, according to the bill. In addition, the AP reported that a conviction could lead to penalties up to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Folks, our freedom of speech is at stake.
If this passes in Washington, it is only a matter of time before other states try to follow in its footsteps.