Protests are a growing problem the United States has been facing in recent years. Obama is to blame for this division we haven’t experienced in decades. Luckily, lawmakers have had enough and are taking action.
A Washington state senator has begun work on a bill aimed protests. This bill will allow prosecutors to drop the hammer of justice on protesters engaging in “economic terrorism”, as the senator Dough Ericksen explained.
What is economic terrorism? Sen. Ericksen further explains, “those who intentionally break the law in an attempt to intimidate or coerce private citizens or the government by obstructing economic activity,”
This is controversial to many leftists arguing this legislation infringes on their First Amendment rights. Unfortunately, their argument is incorrect. The First Amendment does NOT permit breaking laws. It is ignorant to believe laws may be broken so long it is in the name of protest.
“I respect the right to protest, but when it endangers people’s lives and property, it goes too far,” Sen. Ericksen said. “Fear, intimidation, and vandalism are not a legitimate form of political expression. Those who employ it must be called to account.” You either have laws or you do not, America.
The proposed bill does not only target those actively protesting in such a manor. The Washington state senator says those who “fund, organize, sponsor or encourage others to commit acts of economic terrorism” will also be held accountable.
George Soros comes to mind. He may want to reconsider his methods moving forward.
Find out more about the bill by watching the video below: