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Secret Service refused to let college students protest Biden
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 09/18/2012 6:47:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Secret Service officials refused to allow protesting students at Wright State University to assemble within one-quarter mile of Vice President Joe Biden during his visit last week.

“The Secret Service respects everyone’s right to freedom of speech but we also have a duty to provide a safe and secure environment,” Secret Service spokesman Max Millien told Campus Reform, which reported that students rallying against Biden and President Obama in support of Mitt Romney moved twice at the orders of the Secret Service until they reached a designated “free speech zone.”

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1 posted on 09/18/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder what kind of students would show up to listen to Slow Joe .... probably ones as challenged as Slow Joe so he wouldn’t be talking down to them!


2 posted on 09/18/2012 6:50:22 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You can never blame a progressive for a failure .... it's always the fault of someone else.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Way to go SS...ever heard of the 1st amendment?


3 posted on 09/18/2012 6:52:47 PM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You don't have to donate money to the Romney campaign to make a difference. (You should donate money to FreeRepublic.)

If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

I've made 1600 phone calls from home to New Hampshire in the last six days using the system set up by the campaign. Even 100 calls will make a difference. Who will join me?

4 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:25 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: Ziva
I've made 1600 phone calls from home to New Hampshire in the last six days using the system set up by the campaign. Even 100 calls will make a difference. Who will join me?

The Dark Side is doing the same thing. I'm on the Obama mailing list, and they're exhorting me to join them in making calls to voters in Nevada.

5 posted on 09/18/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I’m a good vice president.”


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:00:27 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:02:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Adder

There is only one free speech zone: Coast to coast and border to border.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 7:03:28 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The Secret Service respects everyone’s right to freedom of speech but we also have a duty to provide a safe and secure environment,”

Excuse me bud, the US Constitution trumps secret service activities. If you can’t protect your guys out in public, keep them home.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Adder

Way to go SS...ever heard of the 1st amendment?
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Wasn’t there an EO or legislation signed to say that you can’t protest within ‘so much space’ of the vicinity? And that the SS determines?

We’re screwed, folks.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It amazes me that those sworn to uphold The Constitution are the ones that routinely think nothing of violating it. I don’t understand their stronger loyalty to an idiot like Biden, than to the Country.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 7:05:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
....students rallying against Biden and President Obama in support of Mitt Romney moved twice at the orders of the Secret Service until they reached a designated “free speech zone.”

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All of America is a "free speech" zone...

They will do this every time....
REPEAT -- EVERY TIME...
...Until we INSIST on the exercise of our rights and liberties as the Constitution guarantees.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 7:11:02 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Adder
No 1st Amendment for you!


13 posted on 09/18/2012 7:20:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I assume that this is Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Right?


14 posted on 09/18/2012 7:21:39 PM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But it is OK to camp out at the end of George Bush’s lane for months on end to protest his policies....


15 posted on 09/18/2012 7:22:17 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: Ziva

Thank you for doing that. I’m wondering how many of the folks you called were ugly or rude to you.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think everybody should be allowed to protest hair plugs.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 7:30:52 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Cherokeesquaw
There are quite a few people who don't want to answer any pollster and make that quite clear. It doesn't bother me a bit. I just move on. We are looking for all Romney voters AND undecideds who can be moved by the campaign. We, as phone callers, do not engage in discussions about the candidates or the issues.

OK, I'll admit that I do engage some of them, especially the undecideds, to find out what issues matter to them so I can mark it down in the Notes section. However, I have worked for years in politics and am comfortable questioning people carefully to find their hot buttons. The campaign does not expect this, just be a pollster. I want to give them the best information I can.

If you are worried about rejection or rudeness, I suggest this is a great experience for you to get used to it. Remember, if the caller is rude or rejecting, IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU. It is a reflection of their own problems and attitudes. This will be a healthy experience to help you grow.

18 posted on 09/18/2012 7:34:42 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"provide a safe and secure environment,” Secret Service spokesman Max Millien told Campus Reform"

MAX MILLIEN???? Bwaahhaaa....parents with a sense of humor.

19 posted on 09/18/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: Fiji Hill

Don’t bother using the Obama phone bank since it will be slanted the wrong way. Try the Romney phone bank. Your calls will really make a difference! And, you do meet some very nice people, too.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 7:38:42 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Great to know that there are enough bright college students out there who would protest Biden!
21 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:38 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
students rallying against Biden and President Obama in support of Mitt Romney moved twice at the orders of the Secret Service until they reached a designated “free speech zone.”

Yeah, they moved the free speech zone from Ohio to Nebraska. Much safer for Biden that way.

22 posted on 09/18/2012 7:49:54 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why did they allow the SS to stop them? 1/4 mile? Who are they to determine that? Screw ‘em. Protest anyway and let a court decide.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 7:56:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: freedomfiter2

a bill was passed early summer or late spring that made it a law that protestors could be blocked from areas near the prez, vp, key congresscritters....not kidding...


24 posted on 09/18/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Wonder what kind of students would show up to listen to Slow Joe ....

Wright State isn't exactly Stanford.

25 posted on 09/18/2012 8:19:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

bttt


26 posted on 09/18/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: SMGFan

“I’m a good vice president.”LOL Joe.

“I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I’m smart and I want respect!”

Joe Biden: The Fredo Corleone of the Obama Administration.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 8:30:51 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should have worn another shirt over it and taken it off insude. ButMCCAIN? Which side was he on?


28 posted on 09/18/2012 8:49:33 PM PDT by informavoracious (Abortions are unproductive wrongs, not reproductive rights.)
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To: Ziva

Thanks for the input.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 3:04:13 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These students are victims of the recently passed legislation called The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. H.R. 347 was passed 388-3. Not only were our 1st Amendment rights to free speech violated, politicians were federally insulated from protesters by this bill.

Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (REPUBLICAN-Fla) sponsored H.R. 347. His communication director, Michael Mahassey, called protest reaction to the bill “a whole lot of kerfuffle over nothing. This doesn’t affect anyone’s right to protest anywhere at any time. Ever.”

My Congress Critter, Virginia Foxx (REPUBLICAN), defended the bill (in a letter to me) claiming that H.R. 347 would NOT stifle free speech and was simply an update for already existing law. (Section 1752 of title 18, United States Code, security protocol for those under Secret Service protection)

The purpose behind HR 347 was/is clear. This bill gave government officials the authority to make free speech a FELONY punishable by up to a year in prison. It is also an assault to gun rights. If charged under this law and convicted of a felony during a protest/exercise of free speech, one loses all rights to purchase or own a gun.

For 230 years “Congress shall make no law abridging free speech” has been the law. Now comes HR 347 giving federal authorities sweeping unbridled discretionary powers over our exercise of such. This bill allows Secret Service agents to decide “NO FREE SPEECH” zones rather than “FREE SPEECH “ zones.

ANY SECRET SERVICE AGENT CAN USE HIS AUTHORITY/DISCRESTION TO SUPPRESS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

This law will be enforced in the same way the government enforces immigration laws. Only when they want to. They can now suppress speech BASED ON CONTENT which is expressly prohibited by the First Amendment. This law personifies the slow, creeping destruction of our basic liberties and these students will NOT be it’s only victims.

Too late to shut the door when the horse is out of the barn.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 7:58:41 AM PDT by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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