Thursday, September 27, 2012

Say What? Unconstitutional Much?

Tell Congress: Amend "Anti-Protest Bill" to Ensure First Amendment Protections

Imagine an America in which the government can deny protest in any public space it deems fit. Where wearing a dissenting shirt around an elected official could be construed as a felony. Where First-Amendment protections become privileges subjectively doled out by the state. Sadly, that America is pretty much here.

In March, Congress passed HR 347, a bill that limits Americans' ability to protest in public and on government grounds. Mainstream media didn't raise peep, but now there's finally some anger building. The bill, passed almost unanimously, makes it a federal offense punishable by up to ten years in prison to "knowingly" protest in the vicinity of the Secret Service--that is anywhere the Secret Service "is or will be temporarily visiting..."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our elected officials from both parties have apparently decided to abandon the constitution and the concept of government of, for, and by the people.

All who voted for this need to be voted out. It appears that only three Republicans and zero Democrats voted against it, with a small percentage from either party not voting.
http://bonjupatten.com/2012/03/05/

freespirit

Bob said...

They do need to go-- preferably on tarred and feathered rail.