Skip to comments.U.S. politician wants to outlaw threatening symbols, possibly including the Sarah Palin map
Posted on 01/09/2011 3:06:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A Democratic Congressman plans to bring in a bill to outlaw violent symbols targeting members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, or the judiciary.
In an inteview on CNN, Robert Brady (D-Penn) said he wants to make it a federal crime to use threatening language or symbols against federal officials.
"All we are trying to do is protect ourselves and our staff members," Brady said.
When asked when the legislation would be brought forward, he replied it would be on the "first day when we go back in session".
Brady hinted that a controversial map created by Sarah Palin's political action committeewhich featured targets on 20 House districtswould be illegal if his proposal is adopted.
The CNN interviewer pointed out that Palin's map only featured symbols over top of districts, but that didn't dissuade Brady from taking a hard line. "Everyone knows who represents that district," he said.
Brady made his comments following a bipartisan conference call involving members of Congress about how to enhance safety following yesterday's shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords outside a Safeway store in Tuscon.
Geeze O Petes, we’re already throwing kindergarteners out of class for pictures of guns.
Be careful drawing those circles kiddies.
Well when we finally take over we should just outlaw anything that strikes our fancy or irritates us.
As tragic as yesterday’s events were, the greatest casualty could be the First Amendment.
Don’t let this happen. Speak up for your right to speak up.
And so when is the Vancouver Free Press going to mention the DNCC map with targets over Republican candidates? It’s all over the internet.
But then who reads the Vancouver Free Press?
This is just the beginning, just wait til they bring back the Fairness Doctrine..perhaps this guy needs to look at the buffoon he voted for, ya the one who said “You don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”
This fat Rat hack is in a Gerrymandered district in all of the leftist areas of Philly. He is a POS Marxist and is just trotting this out to raise his profile. He is a loser of the first order.
Careful or soon these a-holes will outlaw Christian crosses,
Star of Davids etc.
The Democrat “donkey” is about the most threatening symbol I know of..
Sticks and stones, they are nothing.
It's the NAMES that are lethal!
Well, kind of a slippery slope however, if it is to be applied, it will need to be applied to both sides equally. But, given the MSM provides for one side to be more equal than the other, how do you achieve parity? And at what point is telling the truth, speaking facts and calling something for what it really is, going to be considered “dangerous”? Yes, repeal the 1st Amendment and get it over with and define the new system, a communist dictatorship (or totalitarian if you prefer). Remember the words of the one who knew first-hand what real freedom was compared to dictatorship; his words echo through history for the past 2,000 years....”the truth shall set you free.”
There is no such thing as equal protection under the law.
The people who write the laws, are the laws.
Robert Brady represent’s one right that is alway’s protected by the left which is the right to open your mouth and prove how stupid you are. don’t mean you Joe
I would like a law to outlaw stupidity in government. That would cause the Dhimmicrat Party and half the Republicrat Party to disappear.
“A Democratic Congressman plans to bring in a bill to outlaw violent symbols targeting members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, or the judiciary. “
I hope this bill is targeted and is never passed. Did I threaten anyone?
B.S. in my humble opinion.
If a law is required to protect federal officials outside of what we have for the people in the first place then "WE THE PEOPLE" as dictated via the constitution is no longer valid. JMO
No official of government should have ANY law devoted to them that isn't applied to all PERIOD.
When we crossed that line, then we start working for government instead of government working for us.
If this is the most important thing this twit has on his mind, I have no problems paying him to stay home for the next two years!!
With everything happening today, THIS is the biggest thing on his agenda . . . . surveyor's marks on a map that Sarah Palin has!!??? Is he freakin' kidding me?????
Having said that, I'm really getting sick and tired of politicians behaving like they are deserving of anything but contempt. Where does it say that duping enough voters into putting you into office entitles you to more protected anything?
Keep mouthing off dipwads and expose yourselves for the morons that we know you are...
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