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H.Res. 35 (106th): Condemning the racism and bigotry espoused by the Council of Conservative Citizens.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 1999 (Introduced).


HRES 35 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 35

Condemning the racism and bigotry espoused by the Council of Conservative Citizens.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 1999

Mr. WEXLER (for himself and for Mr. CLYBURN) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


RESOLUTION

Condemning the racism and bigotry espoused by the Council of Conservative Citizens.

Whereas the population of the United States contains a spectrum of many diverse and rich cultures, races, and religious beliefs that contribute to the vitality and stability of the Nation;

Whereas the House of Representatives strongly opposes racism, bigotry, and all forms of ethnic and religious intolerance;

Whereas the Council of Conservative Citizens is an outgrowth of the segregationalist ‘White Citizens Council’, commonly known as the White-Collar Klan, which helped to enforce segregation in the 1950s and 1960s;

Whereas the Council of Conservative Citizens promotes racism, divisiveness, and intolerance through its newsletter, World Wide Web site, and public discourse;

Whereas the Council of Conservative Citizens promulgates dogma that supports white supremacy and anti-Semitism and maliciously denigrates great American leaders including Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and

Whereas the Council of Conservative Citizens provides access to, and opportunities for the promotion of, extremist neo-Nazi ideology and propaganda that incite hate crimes and violence: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

      (1) condemns the racism and bigotry espoused by the Council of Conservative Citizens;

      (2) condemns all manifestations and expressions of racism, bigotry, and religious intolerance wherever they occur; and

      (3) urges all Members of the House of Representatives not to support or endorse the Council of Conservative Citizens and its views.