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Further expansion of the police state under Obama via H.R. 347: making protests illegal.

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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At this point it should be clear to everyone that Obama has continued many of Bush's freedom killing policies. In many cases, the Obama administration has actually expanded them as detailed in this article by Glenn Greenwald.

While Bush used the military to hold American citizens without rights, Obama has signed this illegal practice into law via the NDAA.

The Bush regime started the idea of "free speech zones" in complete violation of the First Amendment. Not to be outdone, Obama looks set to sign HR 347, making it virtually illegal to protest the government.. Some have called it the anti-OWS Bill. Cant have thousands of disgruntled Americans in the streets during an election year.


Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.

Under current law, White House trespassers are prosecuted under a local ordinance, a Washington, DC legislation that can bring misdemeanor charges for anyone trying to get close to the president without authorization. Under H.R. 347, a federal law will formally be applied to such instances, but will also allow the government to bring charges to protesters, demonstrators and activists at political events and other outings across America.

But wait, it gets better.


Covered under the bill is any person protected by the Secret Service. Hours after the act passed, presidential candidate Rick Santorum was granted Secret Service protection. For the American protester, this indeed means that glitter-bombing the former Pennsylvania senator is officially a very big no-no, but it doesn’t stop with just him. Santorum’s coverage under the Secret Service began on Tuesday, but fellow GOP hopeful Mitt Romney has already been receiving such security. A campaign aide who asked not to be identified confirmed last week to CBS News that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has sought Secret Service protection as well.

Guess who declined SS "protection". Thats right, the people's choice, Ron Paul.


Paul says he hasn't requested Secret Service protection because it's a waste of taxpayer money.





posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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History lesson!

Sedition Act of 1918

Ummm, this was passed in 1918. No need for a "NEWS FLASH! TALKIN CRAP ABOUT UR GOV WILL GET YOU IN THE CLINK!"

Been around for a long, long time.



speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light


Wake up people, ur sheep.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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Youre not kiddin'.

Obama is using this to prosecute Daniel Ellsberg...


Among those who have been charged with offenses under the Act are former Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society president Joseph F. Rutherford, communists Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Rutherford's conviction was overturned on appeal.[2] The most controversial sections of the Act, including the original section 3, under which Rutherford was convicted, were repealed in 1921.[3]

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:20 AM
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Originally posted by litterbaux
History lesson!

Sedition Act of 1918

Ummm, this was passed in 1918. No need for a "NEWS FLASH! TALKIN CRAP ABOUT UR GOV WILL GET YOU IN THE CLINK!"

Been around for a long, long time.



speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light


Wake up people, ur sheep.


From that same article:

It was repealed on December 13, 1920.



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