They are not the “SS” for nothing.
So...the Contitutuon is the supreme law of all land OTHER than that designated by the Secret Service, right?
That seems logical.
What if the Secret Service fancies MY HOUSE? I could not then speak about things I wished in my own house, right?
THIS SOUNDS VERRRRY KENYAN.
F U B O !!
"Shut up!", they explained.
"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government..."
Amazing...I watched over the past 20 years, government building/facilities become fortress like, complete with CCTV cameras, armed guards, bullet resistant glass, scanners, card locks, metal detector, dogs, searches, pat downs, automated vehicle barriers...Costing hundreds of billions in tax dollars.
Now government designated areas prohibiting free speech?
Was all this for terrorist?
Or something else?
The use of ‘secret service’ is just lpart of the smoke of this bill.
I won’t be the SS who arrests you. It will be some local cop or state trooper assigned to some event ‘of national importance’.
This law will keep you from raising your voice at a state convention or primary event. It will make it a felony to protest anywhere near a national convention or the white house.
Standing peacefully with a sign anywhere along the presidential motorcade’s route is now a felony.
Standing on the elipse, turning your backside to the white house and ‘mooning’ the south lawn is cause to send you to a FEMA camp.
Lets remember gang that Barry’s part is only a 1/3 of the equation. The GOP lead House and Dem lead Senate is the other 2/3s. So, it seems the GOP is lock step w/ the liberals on this one....just like the Patriot Act et al.
” If peaceful public assembly and public expression of political demands on the government can be restricted to places where government officials cannot be confronted, then those rights, too, have been neutered.”
Now O has the tools necessary to run a “Putin style” election. All this with the willing assistance of the Republicans. Is there any doubt this is aimed directly at the Tea Party? No doubt in my mind.
He’s a bisexual Muslim who HATES America —a man from Kenya WOULD sign this type of law.
Who really thinks he was born here? I used to consider those people crazy, lo and behold it’s all the OTHERS who are the crazy ones, apparently.
UnAmericans laws signed by an UNamerican.
Emperors New Clothes Act
Is there a Constitutional lawyer in the house?
They CAN, if you will is your choice.
Police State ping
The GOP is for this due to the sch-lacking they took in 2010 from their constituents when they “went home”. This monstrosity keeps us “little people” in line so our beloved “leaders” don’t have to respond to actual problems we are dealing with out here and feel passionately about.
Has the Supreme Court scheduled a review of this abomination yet?
How much of the Constitution are we willing to forfeit to protect the orderly working of the executive branch? An attack upon the person of the President of the United States is a very serious matter because it is an attempt to undo the results of elections. Elections which, not incidentally, are constitutionally provided for. As such, they are an unconstitutional act, that is, they are repugnant to the Constitution and they must not be permitted.
Recently we have seen a series of movies in which the hero is in the business of saving the President from bad guys or the President himself if he happens to be Harrison Ford saves his own life while saving the world. This has conditioned the public to accept the idea that the person of the president must be protected at all costs.
Moreover, we have seen the assassination of President Kennedy in my lifetime and the attempted assassinations of Presidents Truman, Ford and Reagan. In 1968 we witnessed the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King and at about that time we saw the attempted assassination of Gov. Wallace.
These crimes have further conditioned the country to accept the violations of the First Amendment represented by this statute. In this climate it is very difficult to raise the question I started this reply with, what price are we willing to pay to preserve the orderly functioning of government? In other words, is it more important to protect the President from physical harm than it is to facilitate the free expression of ideas, the right to petition the government, the right to associate? Is it a good idea for the President to be entirely free of concern about the mood of the public, or should the man who has so much power be subconsciously reminded that there are limits?
If we place the chief executive in an impervious bubble how can he learn his limits? As an individual, he is no more important than any other citizen. As a President he is the embodiment of one branch of government and that branch must be permitted to function without the will of the people being distorted by assassination. On the other hand, an isolated President is likely a tyrannical President, certainly an imperious President. While it is harmful to society to distort government by harming the person of the President, when does it become more harmful to society distort the President's psyche by isolating him from the people and their will?
Today we have come to the point at which if one is not careful in the very language he uses in addressing the issue, he might very well be visited by some very unsmiling men and women in sunglasses and with ear pieces who make a habit of talking into their cufflinks. I am sure the experience is daunting.
In short, free speech has already been chilled.
It is regrettable that the Congress the United States concerning this issue, as it has on so many issues lately, has failed its duty fully to debate and consider these questions.
Another bit of America gone, every day....