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HR 347- Free speech now a felony in DC as in Cleveland TN?

In Government on August 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA. If there is a secret service agent assigned and the person they are protecting states they do not want to be involved in a protest, those persons at the discretion of the secret service may arrest them and face felony charges. In DC, Congress voted without much fanfare or news coverage 399 to 3.

Fast forward to Cleveland Tennessee and basically the same trend continues where it’s Mayor attempted to quash free speech by a 7 to 0 resolution vote. Mayor Tom Rowland and his council declared on June 18th, 2012 to have citizens hunted down, exposed and arrested because he did not agree with residents who were passing out flyers in the downtown area warning of 300 homes being demolished and redeveloped. To date, the Cleveland City Council resolution still stands and there are no signs of any chance of it being reversed although many requests by citizens have been made.

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/19035283/article-City-is-critical-of-flier-claims?instance=homethirdleft

https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/flyer-propaganda-prompts-cleveland-mayor-to-order-investigation-on-citizen-exercising-free-speech/

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads as follows:

“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.”

Three areas that are now not protected by the Constitution that once were:

1) free speech
2) right to peacefully assemble
3) right to redress government

At 7:03pm ET on Tuesday, 28 February 2012, our 112th Congress violated this covenant with the American people by voting 399 to 3 in favor of H.R. 347, a bill which easily made its way through the Senate with a near unanimous vote and now lacks only the fake President Barack Obama’s signature to become law. The three patriots who voted Nay were Paul Broun (R-GA-10), Justin Amash (R-MI-3) and Ron Paul (R-TX-14). The traitors who voted Yea are listed here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-149

You are mistaken to think that our rights are not being taken away by this President and the governments that support him. We have crossed that line of demarcation, many have been close but it has always seemed that no politician wanted to cross that line of being the one that ignores the constitution. Today as in the case of Mayor Tom Rowland, 7 councilmen and 399 Congressmen across the US it seems like a regular occurrence and for the most part we do nothing about it or even know about it.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Eerily titled the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act” and referred to by our leftist media as a “non-controversial bill”, a more appropriate name for this bill should be the “First Amendment Rights Eradication Act”. As Representative Justin Amash has been quoted as saying.

“Current law (dated from 1971) makes it illegal to enter or remain in an area where certain government officials (more particularly, those with Secret Service protection) will be visiting temporarily if and only if the person knows it’s illegal to enter the restricted area but does so anyway. [H.R. 347] 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 it’s illegal… [And to] show you the extent to which the public is misled and misinformed about the legislation we are voting on, read one prominent media outlet’s coverage of the same bill: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/212873-house-approves-white-house-trespass-bill-sends-to-obama The report mischaracterizes not only current law but also the changes proposed by the bill.”

The full text of H.R. 347 is available here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-347

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7SGWH3kirzg&vq=medium

A source for some of the info above is from this site and I encourage you to visit often:

http://open.salon.com/blog/watchingfrogsboil/2012/03/01/outlawing_occupy_hr_347_makes_free_speech_a_felony

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