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Jackson Lee: 'Racism is a national security threat'
The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | John Bowden

Posted on 08/13/2019 8:08:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday said the Trump administration should declare racist beliefs a threat to U.S. national security.

During a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee said that the attack in her home state of Texas last week displayed the danger of ignoring U.S. residents who foster white supremacist views.

"I believe that racism ... should be declared a national security threat," Jackson Lee said.

"Racism is a national security threat. Before, we would say, 'you have a right to your racist views. You have a right to believe that slavery was right. That segregation was right.' We live in an era where that can no longer be allowed," she continued.

Her remarks came after 22 people were killed in an El Paso Walmart last week by a shooter who police say espoused racist and white supremacist views after his capture.

Multiple Democrats have condemned the Trump administration and President Trump himself following the attack and another the week before in Gilroy, Calif., arguing that the president's rhetoric about immigrants and communities of color contributed to the shooters' motives.

Trump has called for the House and Senate to pass bills supporting "intelligent background checks" after the shootings, while adding that he is hopeful for "meaningful" action on gun violence in Congress. "I think with a lot of success that we have, I think I have a greater influence now over the Senate and over the House," he said last week. "I think we can get something really good done. I think we can have some meaningful background checks."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: elpaso; jacksonlee; nationalsecurity; ourflagonmars; racism; sheilajacksonlee; texas
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Who defines what is racism?

Is every time a black man or woman feels slighted racism? Is rudeness racism? Is a vague, ill-defined perception of racism proof of racism?

Do we accept the black proposition blacks can't be racist because they have no power?

If so all whites are guilty of racism by virtue of being white.

Also if blacks are the only ones who can define racism then they have all the power which contradicts the claim they have no power.

1 posted on 08/13/2019 8:08:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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Before, we would say, 'you have a right to your racist views. You have a right to believe that slavery was right. That segregation was right.' We live in an era where that can no longer be allowed," she continued.

She is saying that we live in an era where certain beliefs and thoughts can't be allowed. I've heard this story before.

2 posted on 08/13/2019 8:12:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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race cards race cards we’re running out of race cards


3 posted on 08/13/2019 8:14:06 PM PDT by butlerweave
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Sheila Jackson Lee is a hate monger.

They all are.


4 posted on 08/13/2019 8:14:52 PM PDT by chris37 (Monday, March 25 2019 is Maga Day!)
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“I believe that racism ... should be declared a national security threat," Jackson Lee said.

I agree. There is too much racism coming from the democrat demons.

5 posted on 08/13/2019 8:15:10 PM PDT by Mark17 (Master Sgt, US Air Force, retired. Air traffic controller. Father of US Air Force 2nd Lieutenant)
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We tried to tell you that before you Dems foisted Obama on the country...


6 posted on 08/13/2019 8:18:38 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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I’m aware Sheila.

So knock it off.


7 posted on 08/13/2019 8:18:49 PM PDT by Eddie01
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Stupidity is a bigger one.


8 posted on 08/13/2019 8:25:08 PM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal (NorthernSentinel))
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Yep...DEMS RACIST IS A THREAT.


9 posted on 08/13/2019 8:25:10 PM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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I have also, it was in Communist China and the cure was ‘Thought Reform’.


10 posted on 08/13/2019 8:25:23 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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National Security threat?

I’ve heard it all now. (until tomorrow when something even more absurd surfaces)


11 posted on 08/13/2019 8:26:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent.)
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SJ-L so is ignorance


12 posted on 08/13/2019 8:27:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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SJ-L so is ignorance


13 posted on 08/13/2019 8:28:30 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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We’ve been chugging along making huge progress AGAINST Racism, and black folks today are far far removed from the horrible racism of hte past- by and large- yet all of a sudden, listening to the left- We’re all the KKK looking to dominate anyone that isn’t white-

Enough already- the left are cheapening the term-


14 posted on 08/13/2019 8:28:50 PM PDT by Bob434
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You’re right, Jackson Fleas, and the racist black devils calling for the annihilation of white people need your reprimand. What’s that? You share that annihilation sentiment? ... well then, fool, you’re a racist. A RACIST, Jackson Fleas.


15 posted on 08/13/2019 8:30:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensation perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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SNL - Deep Thoughts by Sheila Jackson Lee...


16 posted on 08/13/2019 8:33:33 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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We are now the United States of Racism.


17 posted on 08/13/2019 8:36:27 PM PDT by Toespi
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She is an Enemy of the Republic and the Constitution.


18 posted on 08/13/2019 8:36:28 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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History shows that “anti-racism,” a Marxist concept, is actually the threat to our Republic. Marxist anti-racism is nothing less than anti-Whitism and is meant to denigrate our Founding stock and balkanize and destroy our society.


19 posted on 08/13/2019 8:44:27 PM PDT by BerettaTomcat
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I think she saw astronauts plant the confederate flag on Mars.


20 posted on 08/13/2019 8:44:42 PM PDT by Rodm
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