In the wake of the events on Capitol Hill Wednesday, many political influencers have offered their thoughts on what lead to the riot that left five people dead. The Florida House of Representatives has now taken decisive action to combat any future and potential disruptions of peace, or riots, through legal means.
The Florida House has drafted legislation entitled, "HB1."
According to the bill, HB1 is intended to, 'respond to callous acts of all violent mobs--regardless of reason or viewpoint.' Incoming HouseSpeaker Chris Sprowls (R) tweeted a summary of the bill and contributed his own conjecture in one of his tweets.
"We will not stand for violence and destruction in Florida," stated Speaker Sprowls. "We're done playing with criminals who terrorize communities. You're not welcome here."
We will not stand for violence and destruction in Florida. We’re done playing with criminals who terrorize communities. You’re not welcome here. #HB1 #YourHouse #FlaPol pic.twitter.com/qIaf10gEl5
— Chris Sprowls (@ChrisSprowls) January 8, 2021
The bill has not only cracked down on crimes like battery of a law enforcement officer but has made great strides to help fight the ever-growing cancel culture that has only fueled partisanship.
The bill also plans to make, 'doxxing' a first-degree misdemeanor.
For those who are not familiar with the term, doxxing is the practice of publishing private information about somebody with malicious intent.
This neo-fascist tactic has been one massively adopted by American youth in order to suppress or promote an agenda. It is vital we finally installed repercussions for doxxing, as the method is uniquely un-American.
It is important to note that although this may be the day after Trump protestors occupied the Capitol, this does not exclusively condemn the actions of right-wing demonstrators.
We have just came off of the most hyper-political year, arguably in this century, so far. The Trump protests were just the tipping point for the Florida house, as this state's large metropolitan areas were all directly affected by the Black Lives Matter protests that occurred across the country as well.
Seeing that last Summer President Trump (R), made destruction of federal statues punishable of up to 10 years prison time, this may be a new policy issue the US must grapple with.
If this is to be the case, lawmakers need to ensure that such amendments will be held applicable to all destruction, not just that of opposing ideals.