Originally Posted by Meck77
You didn't read it.
They added a clause the says you can't protest anywhere there is secret service present. The president always has secret service. That is a huge difference.
From your own link:
" In February 2012, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act was passed in the Senate by unanimous consent and (as HR 347) approved by the House of Representatives by a lopsided vote of 399-3; the bill was then signed into law by President Obama. This bill was an updating of an existing law, originally enacted in 1971, that restricted access to areas around the president, vice president, or any others under the protection of the Secret Service
HR 347 did not technically make it "illegal to protest anywhere the Secret Service is present," as a law to that effect had already been in place for over forty years
. The primary differences between the previously existing law and the updated version enacted by HR 347 are:"
From the original Law:
Text of the original law: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1752
(1) the term “restricted buildings or grounds” means any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area— (A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds;
(B) of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting; or
(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance; and
Which is the ****ing exact text of the updated law with respect to defining "where" its unlawful to protest.
You might not care now but wait until another Bush takes office.
Ron Paul has it right.
Ever heard of the First Amendment? Perhaps you should read it.
First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I already said I didn't agree with the law. Go **** your idjit self.