posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 01:36 AM
No, no, no... no one panic! We're not coming after your protests! Everyone has an absolute right to protest! I support that right!
But... come on, man... how many deaths have we seen lately from protesters? I mean, really, the whole point of a protest is to get rowdy, right? And
rowdy people wind up hurting other people needlessly. All I am saying is we need to use some common sense measures to protect the innocent. So here's
what I am suggesting:
- Everyone who protests outside their home must be licensed to do so.
- A protest license must have a background check. If someone has been convicted of illegalities during protests, that person should not be allowed to
protest in open public so they don't get a license.
- Obviously felons are a large part of the problem, so felons are denied a protest license.
- I think a person who wishes to protest should take a state-sponsored course in how to safely and correctly protest, with some civics thrown in for
good measure. The license should not be issued until that course is passed.
- We also need a 72-hour cooling off period before the license is issued.
That's all I am suggesting. Not too bad is it? After all, it's just
common sense restrictions.
Wait... what's that you say? It's your right to protest? Of course it is! No one is challenging that. But rights aren't absolute either. We can put
reasonable restrictions on rights... and we even have a precedent! The right to keep and bear arms is a right as well, but we have these common sense
restrictions on that:
- If you carry a firearm outside of your home, you must be licensed to do so.
- A firearm license comes with a background check. If someone has been convicted of a violent crime, that person should not be allowed to carry a
firearm in open public so they don't get a license.
- Obviously felons shouldn't be carrying firearms, so felons are denied a firearm license.
- I think a person who wishes to carry a firearm should take a state-sponsored course in how to safely and correctly use a firearm. The firearm
license should not be issued until that course is passed.
- We have a 73 hour cooling off period for firearm purchases.
Yeah, I get it... we need those common sense restrictions for firearm safety. We also apparently need them for protest safety. We've had far too many
people killed during protests lately, so we have to take these common sense measures to ensure that more people are not killed protesting.
So who's with me? We need Protest Control, and we need it now!