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Judge Napolitano - Anti-Protest Law - Assault on Free Speech

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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The Judge addresses the new Anti-Protest Law and what it's implications are to our civil liberties. It's becoming more and more blatant that this administration is on a power grab of monumental proportions. I thought the Bush era was bad, but the current administration is making his actions look like child's play.

Here are the key points from this video: Napolitano states...


  • This is a very dangerous piece of legislation
  • No committee hearings
  • No debate
  • The President signed this in secret
  • Using governmental power to discriminate on the basis of YOUR opinions...



    From the video description:

    A new law makes protesting near the president or Secret Service illegal. Is that an assault on free speech? Judge Andrew Napolitano said categorically, "Yes, it is an assault on free speech. You have the right to make your opinions known in such a way that you're not blocking traffic and you're not blocking pedestrians."

    Napolitano warned that this is a very dangerous piece of legislation as it allows the Secret Service to "decide who gets near whoever they are protecting ... and the Secret Service can make that decision based on the content of your speech."


    When is the rest of America going to wake up? I just don't understand how anyone can see these headlines and not be up in arms!
    edit on 4/25/2012 by freakjive because: (no reason given)




  • posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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    Seriously? The Secret Service can show up anywhere, check the content of your protest, decide whether or not to allow it?


    It seems to me that our government is getting very worried about our opinions. Perhaps they should be, as this type of legislation sure as hell pisses me off. I'm sure that it will do the same for anyone else who holds the Constitution in high esteem.



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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    I think this is Bill H.R. 347

    www.abovetopsecret.com...

    It was talked about back at the end of February. Here is one of the threads though there was a couple about the legislation.



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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    There is already a thread on this bill.



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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    Originally posted by Damrod
    I think this is Bill H.R. 347

    www.abovetopsecret.com...

    It was talked about back at the end of February. Here is one of the threads though there was a couple about the legislation.


    Thank you for including the original discussion.



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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    Come on now people, you can't have the Surfs protesting in front of the king now can you...



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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    Yes yes, let not spread this around as much as possible, heaven forbid we have 8000 2012, or earthquake threads, but info we could actually use, that pertains to vital liberties, naw just one thread please...



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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    Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
    There is already a thread on this bill.



    Thank you, thread police!

    This thread exists to discuss the Judge's view on the bill. Are you aware of his past experience and why it's important to listen to his opinion?



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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    Originally posted by freakjive
    The Judge addresses the new Anti-Protest Law and what it's implications are to our civil liberties. It's becoming more and more blatant that this administration is on a power grab of monumental proportions. I thought the Bush era was bad, but the current administration is making his actions look like child's play.

    Here are the key points from this video: Napolitano states...


  • This is a very dangerous piece of legislation
  • No committee hearings
  • No debate
  • The President signed this in secret
  • Using governmental power to discriminate on the basis of YOUR opinions...


  • Hi.
    It was signed in secret?

    This thread takes me back to 1933...

    Birth of a dictatorship


    One week before the election was due to take place, the Reichstag building burned down. Hitler immediately declared that it was the signal for a communist takeover of the nation. Hitler knew that if he was to convince President Hindenburg to give him emergency powers - as stated in the Weimar Constitution - he had to play on the old president's fear of communism. What better than to convince him that the communists were about to take over the nation by force?

    This law gave Hitler what he wanted - a ban on the Communists and Socialists taking part in an election campaign. The leaders from both parties were arrested and their newspapers were shut down. To 'keep the peace' and maintain law and order, the SA (the Brown Shirts) roamed the streets beating up those who openly opposed Hitler.

    On 7th April 1933, Nazi officials were put in charge of all local government in the provinces. On July 14th 1933, a law was passed making it illegal to form a new political party. It also made the Nazi Party the only legal political party in Germany.


    Rise of Hitler


    After the elections of March 5, 1933, the Nazis began a systematic takeover of the state governments throughout Germany, ending a centuries-old tradition of local political independence. Armed SA and SS thugs barged into local government offices using the state of emergency decree as a pretext to throw out legitimate office holders and replace them with Nazi Reich commissioners.

    Political enemies were arrested by the thousands and put in hastily constructed holding pens. Old army barracks and abandoned factories were used as prisons. Once inside, prisoners were subjected to military style drills and harsh discipline. They were often beaten and sometimes even tortured to death. This was the very beginning of the Nazi concentration camp system.


    History dictates that we are due for another false flag. Something in the back of my mind says that the patriot act was to imprison opposing political affiliations. Something to destroy the people's trust in repub/vs/demo, a new political party will emerge as the victor, all existing representatives will be deemed terrorists.

    6 million was what is said to have perished, one political affiliation/religious sect?

    Too much is going through my head to put anything to words. I think 6 million has turned into a low-bar objective this time around.


    I like being wrong



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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    Argument by authority is a logical fallacy.



    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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    posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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    SICK!!!! These fools will get theirs one day. It is only a matter of time until the poor are hungry enough to eat the rich.



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