By Wes Walker
So, Democrats, pick a lane. When activists force their way into government buildings to interrupt official duties, is it “insurrection” or genuine “protest”?
Be sure to give us an answer that does not require first checking the party affiliation of those protesters, or the cause they support.
That last point is where their ideas fail. We’re supposed to be a nation of laws, where we all play by the same rules. But we are not.
If a pro-life march ever decided to block traffic on major thoroughfares or stage a “die-in” at a supermarket to get their point across, the Left would be apoplectic. If some offensive symbol of totalitarian leftism faced the same problem of rioters trying to burn it down that their side shows us every day in the streets of, say, Portland, it would be called an insurrection, a riot, and heads would roll.
But the Left won’t even acknowledge that the groups who have been setting fire to places like the Apple Store in Portland even exist.
But enough with the apples and oranges. On to the main event. To whit: Oklahoma is passing a series of anti-riot legislation to uphold the rule of law, and Black Lives Matter is not happy about it.
One bill, now signed into law, has criminalized the doxxing of law enforcement. Via NBC affiliate KFOR:
Governor Kevin Stitt today signed into law House Bill 1643, a bill that makes it crime to dox, or post personal information, of law enforcement and county officials online.
Sen. David Bullard, (R-Durant), who authored the bill, says those who protect communities should also have their privacy protected.
“The problem that we run into is when public officials, especially law enforcement, are doxxed, it puts their family at risk,” he said.
BLM, which thrives on intimidation tactics. is incensed by this new law.
Ditto another bill that posits that when someone in a vehicle is being swarmed or attacked by a mob of pedestrians, the motorist now has the legal right to flee the scene without facing criminal liability for doing so.
A bill that could give drivers immunity if they feel threatened and run over a protester during a demonstration is now on the governor’s desk.
“You can protest all you want, I encourage that, but once you start throwing things at people’s cars, and trying to break their windows and pull them out of the car, it’s no longer a protest, that’s what you call a riot,” Sen. Rob Standridge (R-Norman) said.
Activists, knowing how a draconian piece of legislation like this limits their ability to use mobs to frighten ordinary citizens into submission have framed themselves as the victim of this law. They have reacted to it by — drum roll — disrupting legislators at work.
Fox News reports:
Demonstrators chanting “Black Lives Matter” stormed the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday, forcing the state House of Representatives into lockdown, in order to protest several Republican-backed bills, including one that provides legal protections to motorists fleeing riots.
More than two dozen protesters filled the gallery on the fifth floor while the Oklahoma House in the chamber below was in session. Video showed demonstrators chanting, “Stand united against all hate,” and “We will use our voices to stand against corruption, to fight hate, to defend Black and Brown lives.” The disturbance interrupted the session for several minutes.
It wasn’t so long ago that Democrats waxed eloquently about how “sacred” the U.S. Capitol is, and how the work being done there is the heartbeat of democracy. How dare anyone defile the sacrosanct process by disrupting it.
We heard none of those same eloquent refrains when Democratic activists swarmed the Senate hearings, trying to disrupt the Kavanaugh hearings, with one political activist actually cornering one senator in an elevator, forcing him to comply to her private political demands, rather than faithfully representing those of his constituents.
Nor are we hearing them now that BLM activists are outraged that the God-given right to swarm cars or dox police are being taken from them. (RELATED: ‘I am nonviolent’: Maxine Waters defends telling protesters ‘get more confrontational’)
Cross-posted at ClashDaily