Oklahoma Approves Legislation to Crack Down on Rioters

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Riots and looting pose a danger to civility, businesses, and a peaceful society in general. Left-wing agitators have made a habit of rioting when they don’t like something or don’t get their way.

This behavior is unacceptable. While Democrats choose to mollycoddle and excuse rioters and looters, Republicans are not going to follow suit. This month, Florida passed an anti-riot bill that issues steep penalties for individuals who loot, destroy property, and otherwise break the law by rioting.

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According to Fox News, Oklahoma is also taking similar action. This week, the state approved legislation that will significantly crack down on rioting, looting, and other acts of public destruction.

Oklahoma Legislation Against Riots and Looting

On Wednesday, Oklahoma took swift action to protect the state against destruction, looting, and rioting.

Following approval from the Oklahoma state legislature, Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law legislation that pushes back against the doxxing of police, penalizes rioters who obstruct roads, and lessens penalties for drivers who hit demonstrators intentionally blocking the roads.

As to be expected, left-wing agitators in Oklahoma had a fit over these bills. Incensed about their inability to riot, obstruct traffic, and endanger police, these demonstrators stormed the Oklahoma Capitol. This became so dangerous that the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives secured their doors for the safety of members inside.

Law and Order in Red States

The divide between red states and blue states continues to be more apparent.

Red states are reopening their economies, loosening restrictions, and prohibiting anti-American relics like vaccine passports. Blue states, on the other hand, are doing all they can to stay locked down, keep Americans under the thumb of big government, and implement vaccine passport programs.

The difference between freedom vs. tyranny could not be more stark. Furthermore, as blue states allow for rioters to run wild, destroy businesses, and otherwise harm communities, red states aren’t going to stand for it.

Despite the claims from the left, bills passed in states like Oklahoma and Florida do not constitute “anti-protest” legislation; no, they constitute anti-riot legislation. Protesting is a constitutional right, but rioting is not. Demonstrators have the right to peaceably assemble, but they are not permitted to destroy property, vandalize businesses, or threaten public safety.

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