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President Obama Signs “Anti-Protest” Bill H.R. 347
inquisitr.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Melissa Stusinski

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 it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect its illegal.”

(Excerpt) Read more at inquisitr.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hr347; obama

1 posted on 03/15/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sigh.......


2 posted on 03/15/2012 2:57:21 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/206017/president-obama-signs-anti-protest-bill-h-r-347/#yvw3ZxFzKTcV2iJO.99

Well, so much for THAT fallacy of freedom via the bill of rights.

Say hello USSR children.

3 posted on 03/15/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

why is the Occupy movement troubled ,they’ll get the first waiver


4 posted on 03/15/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They could call it “The Sedition Act”.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 3:22:46 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 3:23:11 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 3:25:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
It was unconstitutional when Adams did it and it’s unconstitutional now.

223 Republicans voted in favor. 3 opposed.

Ron Paul was one of the 3.

8 posted on 03/15/2012 4:16:29 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This bill is a lot more dangerous than they are letting on.

"`(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...

9 posted on 03/15/2012 4:27:01 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: gorush

“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?


10 posted on 03/15/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Biggest under reported story of the year.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Monorprise
"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.

12 posted on 03/15/2012 4:34:02 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Monorprise
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?

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...

13 posted on 03/15/2012 4:36:13 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Doe Eyes

Ron Paul is right about lots of things. But he’s still a nut.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:34 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: gorush

“”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.

For example:

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.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 4:49:58 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 5:12:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 5:35:00 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

H.R. 347 Explained

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voKh-nahhcE


18 posted on 03/15/2012 5:44:06 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 7:05:06 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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...


20 posted on 03/15/2012 9:11:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Monorprise
This is all about the humiliation the elected suffered during the 2010 reelection town hall meetings. They had to find a way to shut up the masses
This is the ruling class way of shutting up the little people
21 posted on 03/15/2012 9:39:37 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mark


22 posted on 03/15/2012 9:42:31 PM PDT by sport
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To: Buckeye McFrog
OWSers will not be arrested. This law, like the law giving them the power to lock up American citizens on the "battlefield" and hold them indefinitely is intended to be and only will be used against Conservatives.

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.

23 posted on 03/15/2012 9:51:23 PM PDT by sport
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