Latest From the Hill: Congress Criminalizes the Right to Free Assembly; Strips Basic Protections of First Amendment

Latest From the Hill: Congress Criminalizes the Right to Free Assembly; Strips Basic Protections of First Amendment

Mac Slavo

February 29th, 2012

It seems like every day brings us one step closer to a totalitarian police state, and today is no exception.

The Daily Crux and Economic Policy Journal have reported on a little known bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives (H.R. 347 vote tally 388-3) and the Senate (S.1794 passed with unanimous consent, no voting records were kept of which Senators approved).

The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 essentially strips Americans of their right to protest and assemble in government buildings or on public or private grounds where events of “national significance” are taking place.

The summary of the bill clearly outlines the direct attack on our First Amendment protections which allow for peaceable assembly and public redress of grievances against our government or elected officials within it:

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One Response to Latest From the Hill: Congress Criminalizes the Right to Free Assembly; Strips Basic Protections of First Amendment

  1. cromwellshead says:

    Another nail. Similar here, you can be arrested and charged under trumped up terrorism charges for assembly in Parliament Square or any other “Crown” property. Innocent photographers are harassed for taking pictures of “sensitive” areas.
    I remember a stand off during our 450,000 strong Countryside Liberty demo outside Parliament with the Metropolitan Police. A Constitutional lawyer with us wound them around in circles with his knowledge. We flat refused to move, offered no violence and said to them “ok you move us”. We were crammed thousands strong so they backed down watched by media. When confronted by that number of people, the police will always back down. Their habit of videoing individuals is now returned tenfold.
    My message is a simple one. Resistance to unjust law is a duty, no matter what or where. I do not advocate violence, if offered against me I will defend myself under Common Law. The militarisation of western police encourages confrontation. Our experience here is showing they are unsure of their position legally if they start violence. Several Metropolitan officers now face open court trial by jury for murder and serious assault. These are test cases, the process is painfully slow, but I suspect once one is prosecuted, the rest will take heed.

    I find that some Sheriffs in the US are taking an admirable stand, State Authorities also. It may be a slow awakening, but it is an awakening. The corporate backed politicians are spineless creatures, they are rushing their process and will be caught out I have no doubt. Their usual tactics of diversionary threats, wars etc are becoming like a worn out 78 record.

    There is hope.

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