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We Must Not Allow Violent Pro-Trump Insurrection to Usher in New Anti-Protest Laws

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/12/we-must-not-allow-violent-pro-trump-insurrection-usher-new-anti-protest-laws

Agree, we have more than enough laws on the books to handle the perpetrators of this Coup. We don’t need the grandfather of the Patriot Act to add news ones.

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‘Trumpism runs deep and virulent across the land. When the FBI came to collect a young West Virginia man involved in the insurrection, his grandmother [told] a reporter on the scene: “Thank you, Mr. Trump, for invoking a riot at the White House.”’

Call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure the grandmother was being sarcastic - she may have been a Trump supporter once, but I think he lost her by conning her addle-brained grandson into storming the capitol…