Now You Can’t Even Protest

It’s so rude, this sort of thing:

The act McMillin says is disruptive to our economy? Picketing.

House Bill 4643, sponsored by McMillin, would increase fines for protesters violating current picketing laws to $1,000 a day for individuals, and $10,000 a day for organizations sponsoring pickets, such as unions.

That’s right. McMillin’s solution to our fickle economy is to impose tougher penalties on a law already on the books.He first introduced the bill in 2011, but it was shot down by the House. Tommy doesn’t like to give up on his anti-union aspirations, though. After reintroducing the bill last April, the House, ever so bent to the right, seems to have taken a liking to McMillin’s idea.Last month, the bill was given a final reading and will now be taken up by the full House for a vote.

Can’t imagine what could have prompted this.



3 thoughts on “Now You Can’t Even Protest

  1. Would McMillin or any other wingnut accept similar restrictions on…the 2nd Amendment? Wait, let me guess…

  2. “Congress shall make no law respecting… the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
    seems pretty clear to me.

  3. Why the flood of state legislation that is destined to cost truckloads of money to push though the courts to an inevitable outcome of being overturned? (Not to mention that the money for the courts and the lawyers on each side come straight out of our taxes.)
    BTW – I do have to point out a criticism of the picture – namely the sign with “Liberte!, Egalite!…” Didn’t the French Revolution end up with the Reign of Terror followed by putting a Corsican nobleman in power who waged war across Europe as well as instituting a draconian code of justice?

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