What is at the top of their agenda is intimidating those wishing to exercise their First Amendment rights. On the surface, Jon Hawkin’s proposed bill lessening the legal repercussions for motorists
who injure or kill a protestor seems well intentioned. It’s horrifying to think of a situation where, as Hawkins cites, a person in need of medical care loses their life because of a protest. However, has he considered that right now, it’s more likely those in need of emergency medical care will be victims of a compromised hospital system overrun with COVID patients?