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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:51 PM

Trump-loving & oil-loving state senator proposing sneaky bill to make protesting a felony.

Now Ferndale Senator Doug Ericksen wants a law that would make protests a class C felony, if they become what he calls “economic terrorism.”

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/state-senator-some-protests-should-be-treated-as-felonies/

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/proposed-bill-attacks-first-amendment-rights-to-protest/

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/19/verge-trump-era-republicans-push-new-laws-chill-protest-nationwide

Please write your state rep(s) against this bill. Seems ironic that several states are all enacting similar anti-protest bills at a time when the citizens are rallying and protesting against the current fascist government! This senator, unfortunately, my very own, wants to label protesters as “economic terrorists.” "Economic terrorism" could be applied to walking across a parking lot or anything else that could be construed as interfering with businesses, etc. It's just a sneaky way to quash demonstrations. Ericksen was the head of tRump's At the link below, you can plug in your address and pull up your reps and then click on their name to access their email account. Really easy. I just did it. If you haven't already, please join me.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

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manicraven Jan 2017 OP
appleannie1943 Jan 2017 #1
manicraven Jan 2017 #4
Raster Jan 2017 #2
Blanks Jan 2017 #3
Wellstone ruled Jan 2017 #5
pscot Jan 2017 #7
Wellstone ruled Jan 2017 #8
pscot Jan 2017 #9
shraby Jan 2017 #6

Response to manicraven (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:53 PM

1. That should be unconstitutional.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 06:20 PM

4. I wholeheartedly agree!

They're trying to take our rights away.

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Response to manicraven (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:57 PM

2. pffft... And whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends...

...IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

BRING IT ON, asshole!

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Response to manicraven (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:57 PM

3. We have the right to peaceful assembly...

No court would let it stand.

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Response to manicraven (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 06:32 PM

5. Couple of Rethug States are in the process of passing

 

this legislation.

Remember Nixon and Reagan wanted this Legislation to ban protests.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:19 PM

7. Is this an ALEC initiative?

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Response to pscot (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:49 PM

8. Yes,Koch's will take credit now.

 

Nixon wanted this after 1968,and after he was elected he knew this could happen to the GOP and not just the Democratic Party. Funny how promises of riches will create unwanted results.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:25 PM

9. Do we have anyone capable of taking Erikson out in 2018?

It's a damned shame that Republicans control the state senate. We really need to get our collective act together.

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Response to manicraven (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 07:12 PM

6. What part of the constitution don't they understand? The right to protest peacefully is

a protected right.

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