Ridiculous Riot Law Proposals Are Just an Election Ploy
Governor Greg Abbott is talking about greater penalties for people who destroy things when they riot.
I really, seriously doubt that people who are mad as hell are going to pause for one second because tougher sentences are being handed out. You see, they riot because they don't feel like their people are getting justice, so when you threaten them with harder justice, they just think, 'what's that?'
You're basically proving their point that they're not being treated fairly when you increase the penalties for their behavior.
I love the fact that a local attorney spoke out in favor of the laws saying, in fact, that our forefathers didn't intend for people to destroy property while protesting... because that's literally what our forefathers did during the Boston Tea Party. It is exactly what they did, 100 percent, no question, no wiggle-room.
Now, I'm not saying destroying stuff is right, but I am saying that I paid attention in history class, and that's spot-on what our forefathers did.
Here's a picture for those of you who don't understand the words:
So, what's the solution? Do we just let people go nutty in the streets? I don't know. I don't have the answers. All I can say is that we could spend our time giving folks less reason to riot, or just fill the jails and give them more reasons to riot. You decide which you want; I'm just going to be over here sipping my tea 'cause this is none of my business.
Here's a video that will educate you on those 'shady-ass forefathers' destroying property in protest: