Double standard HR347

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  1. thewap macrumors demi-god

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    HR347 - The bill that congress passed unanimously to criminalize protest near federal buildings, or buildings occupied by secret service personnel. This bill is an Obama bill that criminalizes protest near govt. personnel and buildings.

    To what standard does this administration hold concerning the organized protest against Trump as a candidate protected by the secret service?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanine-molloff/trespass-bill_b_1328205.html
     
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    Wow, the Obama junta's declaration of war on freedom and the U.S. Constitution even has the HuffPo upset. America's graveyard spiral continues.
     
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  4. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    So a Republicrat and a Demican sponsored this bill, making for yet another reason to go with Trump.

    "The legislators responsible for bringing this legislative excrement to life are Representative Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) in the House of Representatives and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT.) leading the Senate version."

    "....but as a common sense reaction to Obama's predictable signing of the latest assault on the Bill of Rights -- namely -- H.R. 347 (and it's companion senate bill S. 1794); aka the "Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011." Sounding more like an appropriations bill authorizing monies for federal grounds landscaping -- this bill, better known to those in the DC beltway as the 'Trespass Bill' -- potentially makes peaceable protest anywhere in the U.S. a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison."
     
  5. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    First of all, the HuffPost link in the OP is an Op-Ed posted in "The Blog" hosting of HuffPost. It is neither the reporting or editorial view of HuffPost itself.

    Second, the bill only applies to “restricted buildings or grounds,” specified as "any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area." It would not apply to any area where the public is permitted at a Trump rally, as suggested by the OP.
     
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    What we need to do is add in more Free Speech Zones miles away from the rallies are taking place. Let them work out their grievances in a more controlled environment.
     
  7. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    GovTrack says https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/h73

    This bill made it a federal crime to trespass on the White House grounds, and it made other minor changes to an existing law.

    This bill amended a previously existing law, which can be read here, that was also about establishing a crime of being in restricted areas protected by the Secret Service. This bill's only significant change was adding the White House to the list of restricted places.
    It was intended to enhance the penalties associated with this sort of thing:

    The Year of the White House Jumper: Five trespassers have made their way past the presidential gates in 2014

    But apparently, it did not have the deterrent effect. Oh well.
     
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    Wow. A reminder of Obama's out-to-lunch security.
     
  9. Renzatic Suspended

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    It's amazing how you all ignore the little pertinent details in order to justify your panic driven BS.

    GUYS! A LAW THAT'S BEEN ON THE BOOKS FOR DECADES HAS RECEIVED A SLIGHT AMENDMENT! OBAMA IS OUT OF CONTROL!
     
  10. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Awww. And where were you and the fiddle when Bush made executive orders NSPD51 and HSPD20 back in 2007? Don't those add more to the somewhat melodramatic and hyperbolic "graveyard spiral"?
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    It's always Obama's fault, especially when others do it! Gotta treat their comments like entertainment worthy of movie theater-grade popcorn. :9
     
  11. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    HR347 passed 383-3 in the house, and s1794 passed by Unanimous Consent in the Senate. Not a particularly ripe candidate for a presidential veto.
     

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