I just cannot adequately convey to you my readers how much I detest these stories I am running, watching my country become something that violates all of the principles upon which we were founded. But I do fact based trends, and this is the trend.
The Republican Party and I say this not from the perspective of partisanship, and I assure you with no pleasure, but on the basis of data, has turned itself into a White racist party in support of Fascism. And as a party they are doing everything they can to stop the processes of democracy. This is the latest.
Republican state legislators across the country are advancing bills that would criminalize or penalize some public protests just a month after millions of Americans took to the streets in opposition to President Trump. (emphasis added)
In North Dakota, where protesters occupied land around an unfinished section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, Gov. Doug Burgum (R) on Thursday signed four laws that would stiffen penalties against protests. The measures increase sanctions for offenses related to riots and broaden the definition of trespassing, allowing law enforcement officers to issue citations and fines.
The new laws, passed under emergency provisions that allow them to take effect immediately, came just hours after a protest camp near the pipeline was evacuated.
Senators in neighboring South Dakota on Thursday passed a bill that would allow the governor to create a “safety zone” in emergency situations. Anyone who entered the