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N.C. Politician Says N.C. Politicians Should Be Protected from the Subversive Act of Public Disagreement 

State Senator Dan Bishop: snowflake photo illustration by Shan Stumpf

State Senator Dan Bishop: snowflake photo illustration by Shan Stumpf

Forget millennials. It's politicians—or, at least, some of them—who are really the fragile snowflakes. Take, for example, state Senator Dan Bishop, R-Mecklenburg. He wants to introduce legislation that would protect state officials from potentially hostile constituents, making it a crime, punishable by up to five years behind bars, to "threaten, intimidate, or retaliate against a present or former North Carolina official in the course of, or on account of, the performance of his or her duties."

Sounds innocuous enough. But consider the casus belli: a group that followed former governor Pat McCrory last weekend in Washington, D.C., calling him a bigot (fact check: he did sign HB 2) and yelling "shame!" The video, shot by a member of a Greensboro socialist outfit, shows McCrory's antagonists engaging in the subversive act of publicly disagreeing with a policy maker. The horror! 

Bishop wasn't having it. He told The News & Observer that he will introduce legislation to prevent these types of incidents from happening. After all, he told the N&O, "lines are being crossed." The group that confronted McCrory consisted of "ubiquitous leftist rioters," a "chanting mob," he proclaimed. Such behavior, he added, "is dangerous."

It's worth noting that, as a state rep last year, Bishop sponsored HB 2, which actively stigmatizes and endangers the state's transgender population. But yeah, the politicians are the aggrieved parties here.

So, to recap: socialists exercise First Amendment rights by criticizing governor who signed discriminatory law. Offended lawmaker who introduced discriminatory law proposes legislation making that behavior a criminal offense. All because, you know, "lines are being crossed."

Stay tuned for next week's update: "Hippies, please do not breathe in my general direction."

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