|Republican lawmakers, it appears, have been emboldened by Trump's open contempt for free expression. (Photo: ACLU Nationwide/Facebook)|
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Since Trump's Election, 20 States Have Moved to Criminalize Dissent
This is incredibly chilling and dangerous and needs to be taken very seriously as profound threats to democracy. We must resist these threats with everything we have. "I was no longer of the opinion that one can simply be a bystander." - Hannah Arendt
In what is being called the "biggest protest crackdown since the Civil Rights Era," Republicans in at least 20 states have put forward or passed laws with the intention of making protest more difficult and the punishment for expressing dissent more draconian since President Donald Trump's inauguration in January.