Coup De Grace on First Amendment

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Frank, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member


    Just when you thought the government couldn’t 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 bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

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  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    This is why I'm voting for Ron Paul. He's one of the few in DC who have any decency whatsoever. He's not perfect, but who among us is? At least he's not a jack-booted, goose-stepping freak.
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Will the sheeple ever wake up?
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In the labor camps, between a hard day's work and short night's sleep.
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  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Where did this come from (besides the two morons from FL sponsoring it)?
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The people who have woken up are voting Paul. Some of Dem rest can feel good about themselves while awaiting trial: DiFi may get passage of her Due Process NDAA rollback for citizens/green card holders.
    This newest atrocity seems aimed at rounding-up any G8/ pol convention protesters.
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Reclaiming Our Rights From HR 347
    It's a little heavy-handed and heavy-breathing, but otherwise worth the read.

    This Thucydides quotation is quite beautiful:
  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Here's what the Defending Dissent Foundation has to say about H.R. 347:

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