Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants legislation that could punish conservatives and label them “domestic extremists” for holding mainstream right-wing ideas, according to KTTH radio’s Jason Rantz.
“Some conservative views or anything [AG Bob Ferguson] deems as ‘misinformation,’ are examples of ‘domestic extremism,'” Rantz said.
The popular Seattle radio host went on to call the legislation, HB 1333, the “most dangerous bill in legislative history,” and he isn’t alone in his thinking.
Vancouver, Washington resident Leah Anaya penned an op-ed in Clark County Today last month ripping the legislation, saying that the bill would make it illegal to outwardly express basic traditional values.
“If you believe in the scientific evidence of two genders in the biological makeup of the human race, you’re hateful, bigoted, and transphobic,” Anaya wrote.
“If you believe in the sanctity of life and that said life begins at conception, you’re hateful, bigoted, anti-woman, and pro-slavery. If you believe that all men are created equal and should be treated as such (to include – gasp – white people), then you’re hateful, bigoted, racist, and a white supremacist. Even if you’re not white,” she continued.
According to the Center Square, Washington state’s legislation is a spin-off of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s “Domestic Terrorism” study in 2022, despite that study warning that “State intervention” addressing these “threats” would deal with Constitutional hurdles.
The controversial legislation would create a “commission on domestic violence extremism,” the Blaze reports, and aim to “combat disinformation and misinformation.”
Rantz joined Fox News recently to discuss the legislation in his home state. Friday, he joined Todd Pirro on “Fox and Friends First” to argue that the bill is not about “violence,” but free speech.
“They say this is about violence, but it’s not about violence. It’s actually about speech,” Rantz said Friday.
“We already have laws on the books that very clearly address violence. What they’re trying to do with this commission is create what they’re calling a ‘public health approach’ to some of these ideologies.”
WA AG’s office could arrest or civilly commit conservatives for mainstream positions under a terrifying & illegal plan to redefine domestic terrorism to punish speech. Plus, why is the USPS buying batteries from China? I broke it down on @FoxFriendsFirst with @ToddPiro. pic.twitter.com/iVwFUwYw4n
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) March 3, 2023
In a visit with Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday,” Rantz ripped Garland and the Biden administration for not taking threats against conservatives seriously.
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) March 5, 2023