Skip to comments.President Obama Signs “Anti-Protest” Bill H.R. 347
Posted on 03/15/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Obama signed bill H.R. 347 (also known as the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011) into law on March 9th, amid numerous protests from the Occupy movement, as well as other agencies. HR 347 is a modification from Senate bill S. 1794, which restricted people from entering or blocking public areas that have been closed off by Secret Service while a person under their protection is passing through. The law also included major public events, such as the Inaguration and Presidential campaigns.
The new law, which passed the House with a vote of 399-3, extends the original law by adding more protected areas within Washington D.C, and removing the word willfully, from the paragraph stating that protesters can be prosecuted if they enter the area willfully and knowingly.
Representative Justin Amash, R-Michigan, explains this change by saying:
The bill expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know its illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect its illegal.
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Well, so much for THAT fallacy of freedom via the bill of rights.
Say hello USSR children.
why is the Occupy movement troubled ,they’ll get the first waiver
They could call it “The Sedition Act”.
When the simmering rage of American patriots finally boils over, ‘HR347’ is going to be as effective and meaningful as a bullet proof vest constructed out of papier-mâché.
It was unconstitutional when Adams did it and it’s unconstitutional now. It also didn’t matter that it was unconstitutional then as it doesn’t now.
223 Republicans voted in favor. 3 opposed.
Ron Paul was one of the 3.
"`(2) the term `other person protected by the Secret Service' means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title or by Presidential memorandum, when such person has not declined such protection.'."
The next time a TEA party is organized all Obama has to do is sign a memorandum and the party (say Bill Ayers, Van Jones, etc.) and they don't decline the protection you will find yourself in federal prison.
Damn stupid republicans. They probably didn't read far enough into the ten paragraphs to discover this...
“They could call it The Sedition Act.”
The real question is why on earth did so many Federal House & Senate republicans vote for this? Did they not read the bill, or do they actually support this desperation?
Biggest under reported story of the year.
The Marxist takeover is nearing completion. This is a piece of evidence that supports my contention.
Because when the screw us again and they will, and we Tea Partiers show up to read them the riot act at a townhall, they will ask for just one SSA for the detail and then you don't you dare step out of line.
Bend over, we have been had...
Ron Paul is right about lots of things. But he’s still a nut.
“”The real question is why on earth did so many Federal House & Senate republicans vote for this? Did they not read the bill, or do they actually support this desperation?”
The Marxist takeover is nearing completion. This is a piece of evidence that supports my contention.”
I think we need to examine the mechanism of congress to find explications for their consistent inability to either read the bills they vote for or support tyrannical power grabs.
Only when we understand the problem will we be in a position to propose constructive solutions. Only when we understand the system as is will we be able to bring about constructive solutions.
Off Hand I am forced to assume to most congresspeople never bothered to read this act before voting for it.
I suspect this is due to the sheer volume of acts they are required to pass on a regular basis makes careful reading an analyzes of each one infesable. Obvious solution: Dramatically cut down on the rolls & responsibly of congress so that their “work” can actually be done with some level of scrutiny.
Maybe OWS will finally serve some good purpose. Their protesters may be the first ones to start getting arrested and pushing a challenge through the courts.
Now, we know one of the ulterior motives of the OWS movement. It was to get a law passed to be used against upcoming TEA Party rallies.
H.R. 347 Explained
Perhaps we should no longer simply dismiss the Republican Party as the “Stupid Party.”
This bill is evil, as one of the posters already stated, and the Republicans were virtually UNANIMOUS in their support thereof.
From the Declaration of Independence:
”That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”.
tic toc tic toc...
Winston Churchill said something along the line of, "If we will not fight when we can win,we will have to fight when we have no chance of wining. Our only choice will be whether we die as men or die as slaves". We are fast approaching that point, if we have not reached it.