Somethin’s Gotta Give
A traditional conservative irresistible force meets a traditional conservative immovable object in Texas:
Teachers would be able to use deadly force against students, and would be safe from prosecution, under legislation filed last week in the state House.
The Teacher’s Protection Act by Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, would allow educators to use force or deadly force if they feel they need to protect themselves against a student or anyone else on school grounds. It also allows teachers to use deadly force to protect school property, and to avoid prosecution “for injury or death that results from the educator’s use of deadly force.”
Republicans looking to strengthen the Castle Doctrine for a citizens using deadly force protecting herself against someone stealing her TV feels natural. Republicans giving government employees a Get Out of Jail Free card for killing citizens who are vandalizing government property feels weird.