A female pedestrian from Columbus, Ohio, suffered a small leg fracture after falling into the pavement after a ceremonial fire bomb ignited while being thrown into the air.
While the gesture was intended to be symbolic of the history of the Republicans in the City of Columbus and to represent the city’s Founding Fathers, the knee-jerk reaction by those hoping to ridicule the Parkland victimizer was swift.
Related Image Expand / Contract Tree researchers examining 20-foot boxwood tree during tree care at Cascade Oaks Park. Many people refuse to use sidewalks, even if it means trespassing on private property. (Copyright 2017 by American Spectator Publishing Corporation. All Rights Reserved.)
From the left: Michael Turner; Steve Pomerantz of the satirical news site WND.com; Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee; Ginger Waite, a woman who worked in the School for Inquiry of Religious Studies at the University of Dallas; Kathryn Hughes, a writer for The Washington Post. The right: The Heritage Foundation.
While Washington has its share of armchair critics from both the left and the right, in Florida politics, a free society, of course, the reality of private property rights trump the feelings of the haters. It is one thing to jump down onto the public streets and stand on them but quite another for anyone to leave their home, business or car, and then trespass or lie in the road. Then there is the ever present danger of being hit by cars and/or pedestrians. No wonder that Floridians left their automobiles at home.
The citizens of the Free State should probably think twice before protesting the pedestrian barricades that are being placed at strategic locations throughout the country.