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Politicians decide our 1st Amendment rights could be hazardous to their health
Coach is Right ^ | 3/10/2012 | Doug Book

Posted on 03/10/2012 9:28:06 AM PST by Oldpuppymax

Congress has just made it easier to arrest and convict those who exercise their 1st Amendment rights of protest and assembly.

A number of articles have recently appeared on the web concerning the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,” a bill recently passed by Congress which makes it a criminal offense to “impede or disrupt” the activities of the President, Vice President or anyone under the immediate protection of the Secret Service.

The measure also makes it illegal to engage in “disorderly behavior” at a special event of “national significance” or in the proximity of a “restricted building or grounds.” Anyone who violates a provision of the proposed statute is subject to fine, imprisonment of up to 10 years or both. (1)

In short, Congress figures it would be a good idea to keep tight rein on anyone who demonstrates a little too energetically about the decisions coming out of Washington DC or the people who make them.

But more interesting than the content of the new bill is the fact that the Restricted Buildings and Grounds Act already exists in federal law. It is legislation which has been around since the late 60’s, making the same threats against protesters and imposing the same penalties.

So the obvious question is, what prompted Congress to unearth and amend this decades old measure?

A careful reading of the amended Act makes the intentions of DC politicians...

(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; constitution; freespeech; obama; protesters

1 posted on 03/10/2012 9:28:11 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

The more they tell us to shutup, the louder we must speak...


2 posted on 03/10/2012 9:35:01 AM PST by FrankR
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To: Oldpuppymax

Typical. Asshats.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 9:36:43 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

I’d like to.express my first amendment right here and now, but will have to wait,


4 posted on 03/10/2012 9:36:50 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Oldpuppymax
"Politicians decide our 1st Amendment rights could be hazardous to their health"

I intend to LIVE by my "tagline"...

5 posted on 03/10/2012 9:39:34 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Oldpuppymax.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 9:42:08 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Thus the secret service becomes the Praetorian Guard.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 9:43:21 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Oldpuppymax
Disappointingly, every "Tea Party" congressman voted for this. The vote is at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll073.xml — the only three congressmen to vote against it were Amash, Broun, and Ellison.

The Senate passed it unanimously with no roll call.

(By the by, I have noticed that just this weekend that the government cretins are rapidly destroying the functionality of various government websites; loc.thomas.gov is becoming virtually useless — and, perhaps even worse, loc.thomas.gov is now hosting at least two web trackers (Omniture and ForeSee.))

8 posted on 03/10/2012 9:51:17 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

The Federal Government’s power only pertains to Federal subjects.

Learn to reserve your constitutional rights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6b4YrXayzE


Does anyone sign their name “Without Prejudice UCC 1-308”? [Ron Paul’s website]
http://www.dailypaul.com/78775/does-anyone-sign-their-name-without-prejudice-ucc-1-308


9 posted on 03/10/2012 10:10:13 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: phockthis

Ron Paul is an incompetant moron, far worse than Obama.
I would not sign my name next to his. He is a despicable man and consorts with racists. No, thank you.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 10:31:12 AM PST by Cyclops08
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To: Oldpuppymax

ping


11 posted on 03/10/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

“impede or disrupt” is a very vague term...With the right liberal judge any blog could “impede or disrupt”the president.

The measure also makes it illegal to engage in “disorderly behavior” at a special event of “national significance...”
This too is vague. Sounds like an anti-Tea Party measure. You just know it will never ever be used against the Occupier rabble.

One liberal judge is all it takes to blow this law out of porportion.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 10:36:02 AM PST by Cyclops08
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To: snowsislander

Yea what goes, even Michele Bachmann voted for it


13 posted on 03/10/2012 10:39:26 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. Then the Second Amendment becomes the default! You won’t silence Ole Bessy.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 10:51:27 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Great tag-line my friend!!!! If I may be so humble to augment on it I wish to state this:

THE SECOND AMENDMENT "IS" THE RESET BUTTON TO THE CONSTITUTION

That is on my homepage,,,, have a great day bro!!!!

15 posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:16 AM PST by progunner (no compromise)
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To: Java4Jay
even Michele Bachmann voted for it

I, for one, am not surprised at all that she voted for it. I believe the woman sold out some time ago.

16 posted on 03/10/2012 11:45:41 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

“Congress shall make no law.....”

They’re pushing us ever closer to revolution, folks.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 11:48:33 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
They’re pushing us ever closer to revolution, folks.

I'll get the guns ready right after I finish watching this week's episode of 'American Idol.'

Rights are negotiable. You want a real revolution? Cancel welfare and television.

18 posted on 03/10/2012 11:56:08 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender

“A LAW REPUGNANT TO THE CONSITITUION IS VOID.” With these words, Chief Jusitice John Marshall established the Supreme Court’s role in the new government to this day.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 12:00:45 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Oldpuppymax

its a good thing when our reps, senators, and president are a little scared of the citizens...soon they will put up the Berlin Wall around congress and the WH


20 posted on 03/10/2012 12:08:51 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Oldpuppymax
But Hillary Clinton said that dissent is patriotic. Admittedly that was under the previous administration, so it is all Bush's fault./sarc


21 posted on 03/10/2012 12:53:27 PM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: Cyclops08

apparently you’re unable to realize that this has nothing to do with Ron Paul and everything to do with understanding the constitution...


22 posted on 03/10/2012 3:08:37 PM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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