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    President Obama Signs “Anti-Protest” Bill H.R. 347
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    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.”

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/206017/pres...RjKLXIseHaz.99
    I heard Judge Napolitano explain this bill:
    He says that anyone who is being guarded by Secret service is covered by this bill and may not be protested. Furthermore he says that the president can order Secret Service protection whenever he wants. So if David Axlerod, for instance, is giving a speech and is guarded you may not post a sign protesting him.

    Note that it also covers Presidential campaigns. You may not protest the president when he is campaigning.

    Bill was signed March 15, 2012.
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    Now we can start filling our prisons with political prisoners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Now we can start filling our prisons with political prisoners.

    ....with libtards. It's a double edged sword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    ....with libtards. It's a double edged sword.
    Speech should remain free, we already have laws on the books against criminal trespass, vandalism and many other activities that OWS engaged in.
    This is wrong and will be another one for the courts to strike down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Speech should remain free, we already have laws on the books against criminal trespass, vandalism and many other activities that OWS engaged in.
    This is wrong and will be another one for the courts to strike down.
    You don't have to convince me of that. Obama is trying to run this country into communism....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    You don't have to convince me of that. Obama is trying to run this country into communism....
    I just wanted to make it clear to some of our more liberal posters that the tactics of OWS don't always fall under free speech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    ....with libtards. It's a double edged sword.
    According to the law it's up to the service to decide if protesting is to be punishable in each case. So you know all of the anti-Romney and the seiu demos in support of the little o will be allowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    ....with libtards. It's a double edged sword.
    Not really because this law will only be enforced when someone protests Obama.

    You won't see this when say...Code Pink stages a protest in the middle of a Romney campaign event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Not really because this law will only be enforced when someone protests Obama.

    You won't see this when say...Code Pink stages a protest in the middle of a Romney campaign event.
    The law is the law. It's only going to be undone when somebody challenges it in the Supreme Court. They're not going to side with the plantiff. You can protest the President without blocking where he's supposed to be.

    I like how you said Romney. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    The law is the law. It's only going to be undone when somebody challenges it in the Supreme Court. They're not going to side with the plaintiff.
    You mean those 9 unelected judicial activists? The ones that would take an "unprecedented" step in overturning a democratically passed law?






    You can protest the President without blocking where he's supposed to be.
    Define "where he's supposed to be"? 5 feet away? 50 feet away? 5 blocks? 5 miles? 5 counties?

    That's a very ambiguous term that gives so much leeway that "where he's supposed to be" could be defined as the same state.

    So now if I'm in Midland, Texas and I want to hold an Obama protest (this is THEORY ONLY...I'm NOT holding a protest of any kind) and he's in Dallas...under the "where he's supposed to be" hypothesis I could be arrested.
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