You are either with Donald Trump, or not. You are either his friend or his enemy, there is no gray area with that man.
Now a Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would allow Trump protestors to be charged with “terrorism.” Yes, you read that correctly. Republicans want to legally make us terrorists if we oppose Trump.
Washington State Sen. Doug Ericksen said, “I respect the right to protest, but when it endangers people’s lives and property, it goes too far. Fear, intimidation and vandalism are not a legitimate form of political expression. Those who employ it must be called to account.”
“We are not just going after the people who commit these acts of terrorism,” he added. “We are going after the people who fund them. Wealthy donors should not feel safe in disrupting middle-class jobs.”
The proposed bill would make protesting a class C felony should it cause any sort of “economic disruption” or “jeopardize human life and property.” Such a proposal would mean violators could face five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.
Any group who organizes a protest that is considered disruptive would also be charged with “economic terrorism.” The law would not apply to strikes or picketing.
So, I guess I am a terrorist in Trump’s world. How did we get here?