They Looked like Protesters to Me

Incredibly, Republican state legislators in Iowa and Oklahoma half passed bills granting immunity to drivers who is vehicles hit protesters in public streets. Beware of the law of unintended consequences.

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  • alex_the_tired
    April 30, 2021 3:41 PM

    You either typed this on your phone or while you were drunk: “have passed bills” and “whose.”
    We all still love you, Ted. Keep ’em flying. Get on the stick and do it every day!

  • “All power is originally vested in, and consequently derived from, the people. ”

    So the People have no power to delegate powers they don’t have.

    Therefore, a power delegated by a People’s legislative body, by implication, is legitimate only if it is one already possessed by the People.

    So all who block streets can be run down by the People, empowered by the inherent right of the People.

    That includes pork in blue attempting to obstruct People’s protests protected by the First Amendment.

    Glad that’s been cleared that up.

  • How will the new laws be interpreted when the Neo-Nazis and Proud Boys are run down?

    It seems the ignorant legislators are calling for physical clashes between opposing activist groups.

    This could turn a street protest into a demolition derby if both sides bring their cars.

    This is about as stupid as legislators not foreseeing possible interpretations of SLAPP legislation.

    How did the legislative “geniuses” did not foresee that deep pockets would be able to pose as victims of suppression by strategic lawsuits against public participation?

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