Oh, it’s certainly sweeping the country, especially after last years riots in dozens of cities across the countries. You know the drill. Mobs of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters swarm onto a highway someplace, typically in some inner city, and stop traffic, tying up transportation for hours while they bang on hoods and roofs of vehicles, and even in some more extreme cases, pull people out of their cars and beat them because they have the wrong color skin. It happened over and over again.
And it’s about to do a 180.
States all over the country are introducing “Driver Protection Laws”, whereby if you find yourself in that situation, ad you’re scared for your safety and that of your family or passengers, should you happen to just move forward and hit some of those protesters, you won’t be charged with a crime, even if some of them die from injuries received because of your actions. Now, it doesn’t give you the right to swerve into a crowd that’s protesting a block away. Let’s be honest, here…this is not a 007 License to Kill. But if you are facing a mob and they are threatening your safety, you do indeed have a right to protect yourself, and now more and more states are waking up to the fact that you have a weapon at your disposal, and should be able to use it to extract yourself from what could be a deadly situation. You’re driving a two thousand pound weapon.
I know if I were faced with that situation, I certainly would not hesitate to mow someone down if they are threatening my family’s safety. If it’s them or me, and I can extricate myself from the situation just by hitting the accelerator, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Now, some of the more liberal readers here may believe that’s an affront to humanity. How dare I injure on purpose another human being? Well, I didn’t break the law first. Someone coming into traffic, and stopping traffic so they can threaten you at the very least, by banging on your car is breaking the law. And if they end up getting a broken leg or getting run over because of it, so be it. They were the ones that chose to put my family in danger. I didn’t choose that. I only reacted to that threat. And it’s nice to see state legislatures around the country are starting to wake up and see it too.
If people want to peacefully assemble and protest something…anything…they have that right. But when they start breaking things, pounding on cars, setting things on fire, or throwing things at law enforcement, it’s no longer peaceful. It’s a riot. And frankly, I don’t give a hoot about what happens to any of them at that point. In fact, I will go so far as to say I think the court system in this country is far to lenient on those people. They should be in prison for years for doing that. There IS a difference between what the Founding Fathers said about protests, and what these people have been doing, and that difference should be exemplified by a long jail term.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!