Thursday, April 26, 2012

Assault on Free Speech: New Law Makes It illegal to Protest Near President or Any Person Who has Secret Service Protection

Judge Andrew Napolitano states that this new law is an assault on our constitutional right to free speech. He is absolutely correct. Under this law the secret service members are able to discriminate against those people who carry signs which may offend, challenge, or dissent from the person's political views of whom they're protecting. It is one thing to make sure that the President or any person who has secret service protection isn't harmed in any way, shape, or form but to give the secret service agents carte blanche authority on what they perceive to be acceptable speech is absurd, an example of government overreach gone wild in the name of so-called safety, and clearly a violation of our civil liberty, namely our God-given right to free speech that isn't supposed to be able to be taken away by our government officials. I am so sick of our congress criminals having the audacity to so easily and willingly give up our constitutional rights - the citizens liberties - so quickly in the name of security.  These violations of our civil liberties must stop!  This law needs to be challenged in the courts. This unjustified law must not be allowed to stand.

8 comments:

Leticia said...

I know I have said this before, but seriously, is this Nazi Germany??? I believe we have a right to Freedom of Speech and if the idiot Obama or his staff don't like, well, too darn bad!

America is still the land of the free.

Opus #6 said...

Napolitano has it right. We need to be heard by our politicians.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

On the plus side if this law stays, we can use it to clear out all the scum that seem to follow every Republican president where ever they go.

If we can get Palin on the SS protected list, she can just take a walk through New York and the city will be free of liberal trash for at least a short while. :)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

The most alarming part of this piece is how many Republicans voted for this.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

The vid isn't showing (do you have a link?). And do you know if this is an actual law (passed by Congress) or a "regulation"?

Teresa said...

Fuzzy,

Sorry about the delay in response but I just got home from work a few minutes ago. Here is a link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g48NzMA0RIU

An actual law. The bill was H.R. 347.

Here is an interesting article on its passage - http://reason.com/blog/2012/03/01/does-hr-347-the-trespass-bill-change-any

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Thanks, Teresa! You rock!

William Teach said...

Hey, remember when the Left used to go ballistic about the "protesting zones" while Bush was president? Now, barely a peep out of them.