Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GOP Legislators Seek To Stop All Peaceful Protests in America

Good Day World!

Maybe it was the massive Women's March protesting everything Donny Little-Hands stood for.

For sure it was a case of massive butt hurt by being slapped with reality as Trump watched women throughout America AND across the world stand in solidarity against him.

But I bet Chump is smiling about what some Republican legislators are doing to curtail peaceful protests by quietly introducing a number of proposals to criminalize and discourage them. 

Trumpanzee Republicans know their master is going to be faced with many protests in his illegitimate presidency and anything they can do to stifle them will be looked upon favorably by His Orangeness.

In North Dakota a bill was introduced that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a long it was accidental.

Say what? Suddenly there's going to be a lot of "accidental deaths" when protesters dare to march  North Dakota.

In Minnesota, a bill introduced by Republicans last week seeks to dramatically stiffen fines for freeway protests and would allow prosecutors to seek a full year of jail time for protesters blocking a highway. 

Republicans in Washington state have proposed a plan to reclassify as a felony civil disobedience protests that are deemed “economic terrorism.

In Iowa a Republican lawmaker has pledged to introduce legislation to crack down on highway protests.

The anti-protesting bills have alarmed civil liberties watchdogs.

Via the Intercept:

“This trend of anti-protest legislation dressed up as ‘obstruction’ bills is deeply troubling,” said Lee Rowland, a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, who views such bills as violations of the First Amendment.

A law that would allow the state to charge a protester $10,000 for stepping in the wrong place, or encourage a driver to get away with manslaughter because the victim was protesting, is about one thing: chilling protest.

Donny Little-Hands hopes to see an end to protests in America with the help of his loyal Trumpanzees. 

Stifling protests (and violating the First Amendment) is another controlling component in Trump's lust for complete power.

Stay alert America! Your freedoms have never before faced such a serious threat!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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