Skip to comments.Politicians decide our 1st Amendment rights could be hazardous to their health
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 60s, 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 ...
The more they tell us to shutup, the louder we must speak...
I’d like to.express my first amendment right here and now, but will have to wait,
I intend to LIVE by my "tagline"...
Thus the secret service becomes the Praetorian Guard.
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.))
The Federal Government’s power only pertains to Federal subjects.
Learn to reserve your constitutional rights.
Does anyone sign their name “Without Prejudice UCC 1-308”? [Ron Paul’s website]
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.
impede or disrupt is a very vague term...With the right liberal judge any blog could impede or disruptthe 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.
Yea what goes, even Michele Bachmann voted for it
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.
THE SECOND AMENDMENT "IS" THE RESET BUTTON TO THE CONSTITUTION
That is on my homepage,,,, have a great day bro!!!!
I, for one, am not surprised at all that she voted for it. I believe the woman sold out some time ago.
“Congress shall make no law.....”
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.
A LAW REPUGNANT TO THE CONSITITUION IS VOID. With these words, Chief Jusitice John Marshall established the Supreme Courts role in the new government to this day.
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
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