WA Rep. Suzan DelBene Introduces Bill to Ban Registration Based on Religion

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Every single Republican who has ever uttered the phrase "religious freedom" better cosponsor that bill.
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It's already illegal. More laws aren't required.
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@1,
Yeah, I won't hold my breath. When they say "religious freedom" they really mean "christian privilege."
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Good move. [And yes, such a registry would already be illegal, and Trump probably wasn't going to attempt it anyway, but that's not the point.] Many GOP Rep's will feel compelled to vote for this measure -- if it gets a vote.

And it can still be derailed by poison-pill "religious freedom" amendments that will shear off Democratic votes.
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True.
But The Left loves these little showy meaningless public spectacles.
Let them have their harmless fun, it makes them feel morally superior.
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#5 Because shutting up about evil or discrimination always works so well.
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@5, it's not any different than your attempts to ban Sharia law.

And we just plain are morally superior. There isn't any pretending involved.
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The problem is that federal law generally "trumps" state law, and as well such as the Selective Service law, failure to sign up results in loss if federal benefits.
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How about a bill for better wages, how about a bill for a cap on rents, how about a bill for decent medical care that doesn't force people into bankruptcy. Oh yeah, that's right- we need a bill for something that doesn't exist! Must be part of the "hope" and "progressive thinking" that cost liberals the presidency and both houses of Congress!
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hooray for delbene, yes it's a show, it's politics, and if it ever gets a vote well that's the tell. nseer was about country of origin, and there's other ways to legally discriminate and profile, so the show is good but educate too.
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Derek Kilmer also represents Kitsap county---right across the water from Seattle.
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Why? If Trump wants a registry, this bill isn't going to stop him - if he somehow failed to pressure his GOP allies in the House and Senate to kabosh it, he'd simply veto it. If Trump tries to make a registry, the courts are the only solution. Donate to the ACLU instead.