Republican Governor to Florida, Ron DeSantis, announced the drafting of new “anti-mob” legislation this week that would expand his state’s Stand Your Ground law in response to increased civil unrest over the last six months.
If passed, the bill would allow armed Floridians to shoot suspected looters at either their business or place of residence.
Other key elements of DeSantis’ proposal would enhance criminal penalties for people involved in “violent or disorderly assemblies,” make it a third-degree felony to block traffic during a protest, offer immunity to drivers who claim to have unintentionally killed or injured protesters who block traffic, and withhold state funds from local governments that cut law enforcement budgets.
Finally—someone with real solutions to this literal mob mentality. Call this road blocking the Black Lives Matter hood ornament subsection.
Good old-fashioned American-style natural rights.
The Miami Herald reported that the legislation was an attempt to thwart “violent and disorderly assemblies” by empowering civilians to practice their right to self-defense against anyone who participates in the “interruption or impairment” of a business.
Legally, lethal force would be justified in the event of any burglary that takes place within 500 feet of a “violent or disorderly assembly.”
Marxism has dominated the popular zeitgeist in this nation for so long, that many have never even considered the fact that property rights are sacred, and natural, which means God-given.
While leftists quickly justify the radical violence we have seen take place across the nation this year by pointing to the cause of their outrage rather than the impact of it, it doesn’t matter what you’re “protesting,” theft is theft.
Absolutely no one on earth has the right to trespass or steal from another private citizen and any criminal who knows doing so may be the last thing they ever do is far more likely to think twice before grabbing an armful of high-end purses or luxury footwear in the name of “justice.”
And right there is exactly why so many tens of thousands of outraged, clueless radicals have taken to the streets, for consecutive months on end in the case of Portland, Oregon, with the boldness of those who don’t expect to be punished.
Because they aren’t punished for committing even the most universally agreed-upon crime of theft.
An armed society is a polite society—because when the populace’s right to protect their life and property is protected, violating these rights gets a lot less appealing.