Monday, September 25, 2017

States may limit demonstrations with tough new laws

Margaret Sullivan, of the Washington Post, warns in the Style section Monday that 27 states are considering laws that could provide severe felony penalties who disrupt commerce, like by blocking highways.  She reports that the laws are likely to pass in at least 12 states. 

She argues that the dissent that helped end the Vietnam war, or that could perhaps forestall a new Korean war, could be shut down (let alone the protests over racial profiling).

Some of us may think such protests are “beneath us” 

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