Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to pursue a freedom and liberty agenda in the Sunshine State, much to the chagrin of the Marxist authoritarian left.
Earlier this week, the GOP governor signed a bill sent to him by the Republican-controlled legislature that makes it illegal under most circumstances to protest in front of a private residence.
“Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” said the governor in signing HB 1571. “This bill will provide protection to those living in residential communities and I am glad to sign it into law.”
According to a press release from his office:
Once this law takes effect, law enforcement officers will provide a warning to any person picketing or protesting outside of a dwelling and will make arrests for residential picketing only if the person does not peaceably disperse after the warning. Residential picketing will be punishable as a second-degree misdemeanor.
JUST IN: @GovRonDeSantis signed HB 1571, which prohibits protesting outside of a person’s residence.
“Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” said Governor DeSantis. pic.twitter.com/z3TrCJV8to
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The signing comes on the heels of illegal protests that took place outside the homes of some of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices following the unprecedented leak of a draft decision written in February by Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade and moving the issue back to the states, where it always should have been (that’s called federalism and it is the founding governing concept in our republic). Protesting in front of the home of a justice, a federal judge or other court officers with the intent to intimidate them into changing their opinions is a federal offense, but since Brandon’s left-wing hack, Attorney General Merrick Garland, agrees with the protesters, he is refusing to do his job and enforce the law.
That said, the legislation DeSantis signed was actually filed earlier this year. In January, Republican Sen. Keith Perry filed the Senate version of the bill, WTSP10 reported.
“This bill recognizes the right of privacy, safety, and peace that we all deserve in our homes,” Perry said at the time, noting further that the bill still respects the First Amendment because it does not prohibit marches or mobile demonstrations.
As for the leak earlier this month, Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the high court’s marshal to investigate and bring the perpetrator to justice since it was a major violation of trust that is necessary for the court to function independently from political interference. But so far, no one has been publicly identified as the leaker; if it turns out that the leaker is on the staff of one of the court’s liberals, then that will further erode the sanctity of one of the last remaining institutions not corrupted by Marxists who have taken over the Democratic Party.
The draft opinion, which is not a final decision, was leaked to POLITICO, which reported:
“The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right,” the outlet reported.
In the “Opinion of the Court,” Alito wrote: “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.”
“We, therefore, hold the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives,” he added.