Obama Makes Free Speech A FELONY!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Keltara, Mar 15, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    AND, he did it in secret!!!!!

    In the last three months we have seen bills passed that allow for citizens to be arrested & detained (NDAA) without due process, Drones will now be used to monitor us, and now our right to free speech has been silenced with the passage of H.R. 347.

    Even more alarming is that only 3 people voted AGAINST it!!!!! The three dissenters were Rep.Paul Broun R-Georgia, Rep. Justin Amash R-Michigan and Rep. Keith Ellison D-Minnesota.
    Everyone, Republicans AND Democrats should be appalled by this!!!

    WATCH!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Humm... sounds bad. What does "near" mean exactly? And why is it a felony? Isn't the power to arrest/remove them enough? Why a felony? Probably this will make it so presidential/politician's kids don't have to be harassed, I get that. But why a felony, and it seems to be very open ended....
     
  3. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why would the power to only arrest/remove them be acceptable? Our country was founded on the basis of freedom which includes the freedom of speech including to support, or protest, for or against a political figure. It is yet one more civil liberty taken away from us. How has it come that in the United States Of America, you can be arrested for speaking opposition to a candidate and wind up serving time for a felony??!! Understand that every time one of our freedoms are taken away, it puts us one step closer to Communism. EVERYONE should be appalled and enraged by this. THIS is not what our elected officials were intended for!
     
  4. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even now you don't have total free speech or the right to protest anywhere you want, so to me if it's a matter of security and they were to arrest or remove someone for security purposes, that would not really be that big a deal. It's pretty much in line with the practices we have now, for example, Occupy protestors were moved and arrested for protesting in spaces they had been told they were not allowed to be. Is it right? I don't know, but its been common practice for some time mow. No one freaked out when the occupiers were not allowed to protest where they wanted to. I really don't see the difference between arresting occupiers who won't leave and area and arresting protestors who won't move away from the secret service.
     
  5. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,007
    59
    178
    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    Oh Boy!! Is that the same Obama that is a black, muslim, socialist, Kenyan, loves our enemies, has gas prices high, etc. etc. etc. Oh, wait a minute, Obama is not in congress. It was the Republican controlled House that passed this bad bill with only three dissents. Did you geniuses ever have the light bulb go off that you need to stop listening the all those whacko's who report this nonsense. Make a real good attempt at reading and try to remember that not all speech is protected; i.e., yelling fire in a crowded theater. What is protected is your right to call your President every vicious name and accuse him of every possible wrongdoing even thougn it is not true. Yes Virginia, that is protected speech.
     
    2 people like this.
  6. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    4,889
    511
    301
    Mar 19, 2009

    X3!!!!!
     
  7. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Lockdown in 3.... 2....
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    5,189
    51
    288
    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    ....1 ....
     
  9. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,007
    59
    178
    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    Give it a rest!! The point I was making was pointing out that despite the OP's rant and the usual ranting of the conservative right (who hate Obama) it is clear that Obama had very little to do with this law. The law (Title 18, Section 1752, US Code ) has been in effect since 1971 and I will take no part in defending this particular law. The only change that was made in this law was in stead of saying "willfully and knowingly" it was changed to just say "knowingly". Basically everything else about the law is the same as it has been for quite some time. To actually say that it is Obama who is attempting to infringe on free speech and that he did it in secret is ridiculous considering the real circumstances. The law was passed by virtually the entire House and Obama then signed it. My preference would be that the law be done away with entirely and a new one be put in place that is worded better. This new law was done by Congress because they wanted to be able to prosecute the OWS easier. That is it!!

    Most intellegent people try not to do a useless act...a veto when the bill passed by almost every member of congress is a useless act.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  10. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,087
    19
    178
    Apr 10, 2011
    Middle, TN
    It is a bad bill and should not exist. Blame does go to the ones that voted yes on it and just as much blame goes to the president who did not veto it.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by