• Home
  • Fresh Scoops
  • Bianca Gonzalez took to social media to post her sentiments on the Anti-Terrorism bill.

Bianca Gonzalez hopes for the Anti-Terrorism Bill to be amended

Bianca Gonzalez took to social media to post her sentiments on the Anti-Terrorism bill.

BY
PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

06/08/2020 11:57 AM
Bianca Gonzalez hopes for the Anti-Terrorism Bill to be amended
Photo credit: @iamsuperbianca IG

Bianca Gonzalez shared her sentiments regarding the controversial Anti-Terrorism bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on its third and final reading on June 4. 

The television host remarked, "I recognize that the existing laws may not have enough teeth to give our government the ability to fully protect us from threats to our national security. I recognize that the timing of this bill raises so many questions. I recognize that there are parts of the bill that are too open to interpretation that could be abused by those with ill intentions."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Anti Terror Bill is such a complex issue with so many layers, and I recognize that I am but a minute voice in all this. I recognize that the existing laws may not have enough teeth to give our government the ability to fully protect us from threats to our national security. I recognize that the timing of this bill raises so many questions. I recognize that there are parts of the bill that are too open to interpretation that could be abused by those with ill intentions. I also acknowledge that my experience of terror is nowhere near the experience of terror of those living in war zones, those who have had personal encounters with rebels, those from ethnic groups who have been displaced, those living in areas where extrajudicial killings and killings without due process have happened—THEY are the ones who will be heavily affected by this bill’s passing, not me, typing this safely in my home. We see you. I will never know what it is like to be in your shoes, but I see you. . Having said that, I believe that if given more time, hopefully our legislators can have the chance to amend the bill to still give our country stronger legal provisions needed against the threat of terrorists that is at par with those of our Southeast Asian neighbors, but a bill that will clearly, clearly uphold the people's right to due process and Article III Section IV of the Bill of Rights on the “freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress o grievances.” . My opinion is only one in a spectrum of many different opinions. To those reading this who have been wanting to do something but aren't sure what to do, whether you are for junking the bill or amending the bill in its current form, I encourage you to write your Congressperson, write your Senator, tell them how YOU feel about the bill, ask them your questions, or even ideas on how the bill can be improved. I believe so much in our democracy and that everyone has a right to reach out to our leaders—whether it is about this bill or other concerns you are passionate about. 🇵🇭 #LettersToLeaders


A post shared by Bianca Gonzalez Intal (@iamsuperbianca) on

Bianca then called for the amendment of the said bill. 

"I believe that if given more time, hopefully our legislators can have the chance to amend the bill to still give our country stronger legal provisions needed against the threat of terrorists that is at par with those of our Southeast Asian neighbors, but a bill that will clearly, clearly uphold Article III Section IV of the Bill of Rights on the 'freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances,'" she stated.

Bianca then encouraged her followers to write to public officials to express how they feel about the bill and share ideas on how the bill can be improved. 

READ: Bianca Gonzalez responds to basher schooling her on how to raise her own daughter

"I believe so much in our democracy and that everyone has a right to reach out to our leaders—whether it is about this bill or other concerns you are passionate about," she concluded.