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House bill would limit protests in residential neighborhoods(The First Amendment under attack!)

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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 07:25 AM
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House bill would limit protests in residential neighborhoods(The First Amendment under attack!)


www.gjsentinel.com

State lawmakers adopted a measure Friday aimed at restricting how and where protests can take place in residential neighborhoods, despite vigorous calls that the legislation violates the First Amendment.

By a 34-29 vote, the state House approved Senate Bill 192, which would make it a misdemeanor to carry a sign larger than 6 square-feet or protest within 300 feet of a targeted home.

Rep. Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, said it is appropriate to protect people’s right not to be bothered by annoying and caustic public displays.

“I thought it was important for people to have sanctity of the home,” Carroll said.

The bill’s adoption, however, came only after it weathered blistering criticism from a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Grand Junction’s two representatives.

Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, pressed his colleagues to consider what renowned protesters Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi would think of Senate Bill 192.

Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, criticized the bill as an inappropriate, constitutionally flawed means of clamping down on protest.

“I believe that this bill does not protect an essential fundamental thing, like protecting our children from child pornography,” Buescher said. “I don’t believe this bill protects us from something other than inconvenience or hearing speech we may not want to hear.”

“Where do we stop footnoting the Constitution?” Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, asked his colleagues
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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 07:25 AM
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“I believe that this bill does not protect an essential fundamental thing, like protecting our children from child pornography,” Buescher said. “I don’t believe this bill protects us from something other than inconvenience or hearing speech we may not want to hear.”
“Where do we stop footnoting the Constitution?” Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, asked his colleagues.

The First Amendment is under attack once again and it will never return to what the Constitution means and says!

Once again the our freedoms are being under attack, with these presidental signatures, and secret bills drawn up behind close doors.

They wish to rape us of our freedom? I say its damn time to return the favor!

www.gjsentinel.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 20-4-2008 by Master_Wii]

[edit on 20-4-2008 by Master_Wii]



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 09:51 AM
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Oh well, I'm used to it.

No one in this country, even on this forum, is going to do a damn thing to stop this madness. So, why bother even talking about it? You claim you are angry at the government for continious lies, treason, and corruption. Yet, you still have done nothing to stop it?

If you aren't willing to go to Washington DC and protest outside the White House gates until your demands are met, then talking about the problems on a message board is fruitless. It's easy to say you would go, but would you? You know you'd be considered "stupid," "crazy," "extremist," "weird," etc.. by not only the government, but by your peers. Do you want to forever be known as the loser who stood outside Washington DC screaming on a megaphone?--this would be your reputation if the government was never held accountable and they kept on doing what their doing--.

I've decided I'm "okay" with all the bull# the government does. I can't change what they do, and neither can anyone on this forum. I've yet to meet anyone, online or in person, who is willing to do what's necessary to make changes. It's as if everyone knows the government is butt-#ing them, but instead of taking charge while we can, they'll wait until we're all locked up in a concentration camp.

Everyone complains about the government, but what have you done? I've e-mailed my representatives, as well as other members of Congress. I've supported Ron Paul, as well as Dennis Kucinich. No one I have supported nor e-mailed has taken any action against this government. They know things are corrupt and just about beyond repair, yet they do nothing. Ron Paul has done nothing against the Federal Reserve nor the attrocities of this war, minus the limited time he talks about it in Congress. He should be out there starting the impeachment processes with Kucinich, as well as taking up all of his time in Congress on removing the Federal Reserve/President(Vice too). Kucinich was going to start the impeachment process on Cheney, I've heard nothing about that in a long time. He should be out there DEMANDING Cheney and Bush are removed from office, yet he isn't.

It's OBVIOUS protesting and messaging your representatives will accomplish nothing, but everyone is too afraid of the R word. You even bring up "revolution," and people will look at you like you're nuts.

So, in all honesty, all we have is the foreknowledge that our government is screwing us, and once the # really hits the fan, maybe, just maybe, we can convince the rest of the populace to get their heads out of their asses.

[edit on 20-4-2008 by Double Eights]



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 10:50 AM
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I'm not sure if it was said above, but I suggest this is more for their own well being... when the people finally decide to 'go after' ALL of them.

[edit on 4/20/2008 by RabbitChaser]



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 10:59 AM
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I'm still a little fuzzy on how it has become illegal to offend. That's really it isn't it? You go to a parade for veterans and hold up a sign that says "9'11 was an inside job, or Bush is a liar" and the police - the sworn protectors of civil liberties - come over an demand you leave because you are offending people.

Well divert your eyes then. There are plenty of things that offend me on TV for instance but guess what? I can change the channel.

Its such a simple concept. Don't hurt other people, don't steal and pursue your happiness. Why is our Constitution being muddied in the waters of peoples feelings? And why won't the police simply Honor their Oaths?



[edit on 20-4-2008 by KMFNWO]



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 06:55 PM
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This in my opinion is related to the Democratic convention to keep protesters away

www.denverconvention2008.com...

I'm trying to determine if the convention is anyway in residential areas. . Who knows, this is a stupid law that will be overturned.



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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“I thought it was important for people to have sanctity of the home,” Carroll said

State lawmakers adopted a measure Friday aimed at restricting how and where protests can take place in residential neighborhoods, despite vigorous calls that the legislation violates the First Amendment.

By a 34-29 vote, the state House approved Senate Bill 192, which would make it a misdemeanor to carry a sign larger than 6 square-feet or protest within 300 feet of a targeted home.




If your home was a targeted home of protest, would you want there to be some law to protect your home? Would you care if people were standing right up to your property line protesting - which is often quite nosy?

People can still protest, they just have to do it w/in the law. They cant be within 300 feet of a targeted home.

What if it was your neighbor? Wouldn't you be mad as hell if there were tons of protesters outside their house infringing on your personal space?

I sure as hell would be pissed off if there were a bunch of [noisy] protesters in my neighborhood.



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