WHEREAS, employees of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement were subjected to doxxing and violent threats after their social media profiles, phone numbers, and home addresses were posted on the internet by left-wing activists; and
WHEREAS, according to the Wall Street Journal, a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was followed by left-wing activists and "confronted when he went to pick up his daughter from summer camp", and another "had his name and photo plastered on flyers outside his home accusing him of being part of the 'Gestapo'"; and
WHEREAS, Rose City Antifa, an Antifa group founded in 2007 in Portland, Oregon, explicitly rejects the authority of law enforcement officers in the United States, and federal, state, and local governments, to protect free speech and stop acts of violence; and
WHEREAS, Rose City Antifa rejects the civil treatment of individuals the group labels as fascists, stating, "We can't just argue against them; we have to prevent them from organizing by any means necessary"; and
WHEREAS, there is no place for violence in the discourse between people in the United States, or in any civil society, because the United States is a place where there is a diversity of ideas and opinions.
(4) urges any group or organization in the United States to voice its opinions without using violence or threatening the health, safety, or well-being of any other persons, groups, or law enforcement officers in the United States; and
(5) encourages the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the Governor to redouble efforts, using all available and appropriate tools, to combat the spread of all forms of domestic terrorism, including white supremacist terrorism.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of State send a copy of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the members of the Montana Congressional Delegation, and the Governor, with the request this resolution be officially entered into the Congressional Record.
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