Skip to comments.Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal
Posted on 03/01/2012 2:32:29 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Just when you thought the government couldnt ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011...
In the text of the act, the law is allowed to be used against anyone who knowingly enters or remains in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so, but those grounds are considered any area where someone rather its President Obama, Senator Santorum or Governor Romney will be temporarily visiting, whether or not the public is even made aware. Entering such a facility is thus outlawed, as is disrupting the orderly conduct of official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct within such proximity to the event or acting violent to anyone, anywhere near the premises. Under that verbiage, that means a peaceful protest outside a candidates concession speech would be a federal offense, but those occurrences covered as special event of national significance dont just stop there, either. And neither does the list of covered persons that receive protection.
(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...
Not only Occupier in chief, anyone afforded secret service protection: Romney, the FLOTUS, most of the administration, any congress critter that felt threatened and anyone else the DOJ or Secret Service feels deserves "special protection".
FEMA Camps (the rumors?), the law signed by 0bama on New Year's Eve, and now this?
Bits and pieces are all falling into place behind our very backs, under the table, and the other day somebody was mentioning the lies 0bama and the regime tell...it brought to mind another great and famous liar...
Something about telling the public 'big lies' for then they are easily deceived, ....
The more interesting question would be...
if the authorities showed up with buses and said a “threat” was underway and you needed to be evacuated...”Get on the bus.”
Would you have?
theres no difference between Democrat and Republican politicians. None of them are interested in our Freedom. NONE of them.
That has been true since the 1970s. Glad people are noticing, but it is far too late, short of a real 2nd US Revolution, and who knows how that would turn out. It is what happens when the people go to sleep politically and allow their government to find ways of handing out “free” stuff..
Dont see much of them (Code Pinkos) since 0 took office. I sear Boxer and Pelosi always let them in the gallery.
Did you see the Arab Spring in Egypt? Guess who was there ...
My first thought is that the Occutards are starting to scare people in power.
It is easy to get useful idiots riled up, but much harder to control them.
You know...I can’t help but think about all those times we were encouraged and demonized over voting for the RINO...because they are better than the democrat.
Blindly voting the moderate was a betrayal of our freedom.
So when the GOP convention rolls around and we are given Romney or Jeb Bush... and all the pundits tell you, you have to vote or we get another 4 years of 0bama.
Think long and hard about 300+ House Representatives, led by a GOP took away your Rights.
They are counting on playing your ...anybody but 0bama emotions...
Coulter is already in the Romney camp. Limbaugh will rally his listeners to the cause ... they realize this time...to borrow a phrase from the left...
Hell NO! We won’t go.
This entire election and campaign is a sham. It is not real. The candidates that could have derailed the process were and are being destroyed.
Here is the link to the roll call vote.
The First Amendment protects the rights of peaceable assembly and petitions for redress. Most "protests" are not peaceable, in that they are intended to evoke a response from either bystanders or authorities which can be put to good use by the seditious media or, now, social media.
Nothing that was done by OWS, for example, was peaceable. Blocking a sidewalk is not peaceable. Drumming all night is not peaceable. Shitting on a police car is not peaceable. Removing MacPherson Square from public use and scaring little children is not peaceable.
The original lunch counter sit ins had the explicit purpose of causing the protesters to be arrested. MLK, in the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", explained the theory and practice very well, and he NEVER asserted that his sit ins and marches enjoyed the protection of the First Amendment.
I don't really understand how we got from there to here, but outlawing some or all "protests", in contrast to outlawing peaceable assemblies, is perfectly constitutional.
Seems like things are ramping up. What a terrible time and future this will be to live in. Hopefully not, but we shall see.
See roll call vote on my post #28
Sorry, I posted wrong link on #28 for the roll call. That was a previous vote.
Here is the most recent vote:
Sorry, I posted the link to a previous vote on this bill.
See my post #32 for correct link and roll call vote.
Did anybody notice the source of the article is “Russia Today”?
See Post #8
Latest From the Hill: Congress Criminalizes the Right to Free Assembly; Strips Basic Protections of First Amendment
This entire election and campaign is a sham
And has been at least since the Dole nomination, maybe before ...
I’ve heard a lot of Liberals say that “laws are meant to be broken”. Gee, I wonder what they’ll say when the shoe is on the other foot? The day is coming when people yearning for freedom will have to ignore the laws of despots.
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