Stop me if you have heard this before: Liberals are now protesting something that they don’t agree with. This is becoming more and more common in today’s day and age. Seriously it’s like every hour there is something that liberals are protesting.
The worst part is that it is affecting the everyday people of the United States. By that, I mean there are people trying to come home from work, school, or anything related to that and they have to sit through protesters blocking the highway or another main road strip.
There was nothing you could do. Not to mention all the legal issues that would occur if you accidentally hit one of these protesters because they ran out in the street attempting to protest. That is now coming to an end, as a new bill introduced in North Dakota is protecting drivers from protesters.
As of right now, the North Dakota bill is going to exempt drivers from liability if they unintentionally run over a Dakota Access Pipeline protester that decides they are going to block traffic on a public road or highway. However there is the reason to think that this bill will get bigger considering a number of protests that are occurring over the nation, thanks to Black Lives Matter.
North Dakota state Representative Keith Kempenich, a Republican, said the bill was needed to prevent protesters from blocking roadways and to protect drivers who accidentally hit them. We have all been there before, something suddenly comes out from the road, and you can’t react in time, causing an accident.
“It’s shifting the burden of proof from the motor vehicle driver to the pedestrian. [Roads] are not there for the protesters. They’re intentionally putting themselves in danger.” It’s a little sad that we have to have a law that protects people driving from the stupidity of protesters. Seriously, it’s common sense to not block a highway!
This bill says, “A driver of a motor vehicle who unintentionally causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway is not guilty of an offense.” Maybe this will teach protesters to stop blocking the roads, or just stop protesting incredibly stupid things. They’re protesting everything and anything that upsets them. It’s time to grow up.
Kempenich’s legislation is going to protect drivers who hit protesters on the roads from being “liable for any damages,” especially those that have no idea what is going on and hit the accelerator instead of the brakes. Again this is affecting the people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, but there is no reason to think that this won’t affect the entire nation in response to Black Lives Matter protests blocking roads as well.
Unsurprisingly, people are angry and claim that the bill “criminalizes the protests,“ as well as puts them in danger. However, and this is where common sense comes into play, DON’T GO INTO THE STREETS! It’s that simple.
Tara Houska is an American Indian environmental activist and had a response to the bill. “It’s shocking to see legislation that allows for people to be killed for exercising their right to protest in a public space.” No, it’s giving the drivers liability in case one of these protesters loses, even more, brain cells and wanders into the road.
Seriously, how many times have wee seen protesters go into the streets? Think of any of the Black Lives Matter protests that have seen these protesters completely swarm a car, and that driver was unable to do anything to stop it. Once this bill gets enough support, it SHOULD spread to incorporate any protest like this.
Why are people who are driving supposed to have their lives ruined because a moron decided to protest and jump in the street onto incoming traffic? This bill is just going to make sure that protesters don’t get away with causing mayhem for everyone else.
Black Lives Matter and other protesters can complain all they want, but they are putting lives at risk because they want to be a total idiot and jump out into the streets. It’s a long shot, but this might end the constant protesting as well. That would be amazing to hear, considering that the word “protest” makes me sick to my stomach.
Honestly how anyone chooses to follow and accept this group is astonishing. They are constantly claiming that whites should pay reparations for slavery, despite the fact that slavery hasn’t existed for 150 years. Of course, they call for whites to support the movement, and have started a system based on the donor’s participation. It’s just another way to get money from white people.
Share this article to show that protesters are going to have to stop randomly going into the streets. A new bill is going to stop giving drivers responsibility for hitting people stupid enough to go into the streets without warning. It’s only a matter of time before this spreads to incorporate all protests.