House Passes Bill That Will Make Protesting Illegal at Secret Service Covered Events
The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. Under the act, the government is given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country where there is any person protected by the Secret Service.
The first amendment has been taking a beating in the last couple of years and sure isn’t what it used to be. In 2010, the Supreme Court extended it to corporations, giving their CEOs free reign to spend unlimited amounts to fund campaigns, and effectively drown out the voice of their employees, who might not agree and can’t afford that kind of free speech