Trump’s Republican McCarthyism – ‘GOP Lawmakers Push Bills to Limit Protesting in 18 States’
It seems Republicans would not have approved of the Boston Tea PArty – but just 8 short years ago – came the tea party.
Oh I see. Only Republicans can protest………
Thomas Jefferson – “[And] what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”
February 24, 2017 By Taegan Goddard
“Since the election of President Trump, Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced or voted on legislation to curb mass protests in what civil liberties experts are calling ‘an attack on protest rights throughout the states,’” the Washington Post reports.
- “Some are introducing bills because they say they’re necessary to counter the actions of ‘paid’ or ‘professional’ protesters who set out to intimidate or disrupt, a common accusation that experts agree is largely overstated…’
- ‘Others, like the sponsors of a bill in Minnesota, say the measures are necessary to protect public safety on highways’.
- ‘Still other bills, in states like Oklahoma and South Dakota, are intended to discourage protesting related to oil pipelines.”