Did Obama issue an executive order to ban protests in his presence when the secret service is present?

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/05/06 22:28:56
The right, or at least one on SH, are peeing in their pants again and of course, they never bother to try to verify any information. IT WAS A REPUGLICAN IDEA.

This is a law originated by Republicans and passed almost unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats.

The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011
(HR-347) is a real law but it not certain as to how far the U.S.
Government plans to enforce it.

HR-347 was introduced by
Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) on January 21, 2011 and after
fourteen months in the committee process it was passed and signed into
law by President Obama on March 1, 2012.

The bill was was
introduced at the request of the Secret Service for a clarification of a
jurisdiction for agents assigned to the protection of the President.
The spokesperson said that, For example that if someone were to jump the
fence at the White house the Secret Service would not have jurisdiction
over the trespasser. Prior to this law the jurisdiction would have
fallen on the Washington D.C. Police.

Many of the emails
being forwarded by right-wing bloggers contain a video link of Fox News
Contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano saying that this law allows the
Secret Service to define the borders of "no free speech zones" and at
the request of the person that they are protecting can ban the
protesters. Judge Napolitano said that this law actually abridges the
First Amendment. Speculators also drew concerns that this new law could
criminalize protests put on by the Tea Party rallies or Occupy movement
in any area where the President might be present.

On March
8, 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) addressed that myth on
their blog and said that "H.R. 347 doesn't create any new crimes, or
directly apply to the Occupy protests. The bill slightly rewrites a
short trespass law, originally passed in 1971 and amended a couple of
times since, that covers areas subject to heightened Secret Service
security measures."
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  • Primitive Christian 2012/05/06 22:57:55
    Primitive Christian
    I think what bothers me most is that almost every where I have read online about this it is described as an Executive Order as opposed to a law which passed both houses of congress. Clearly the intention is to make it appear that this was a unilateral move by the Obama administration. Obviously it was not.
  • EdVenture 2012/05/06 22:47:12
    typical m.o. of their denial
  • rena EdVenture 2013/06/03 16:35:37
    Obama issues this first as an Executive Order and then convinced then convined Thomas Rooney (R-FL) to introduce it to Congress and got it passed very quickly. Obama didn't want to be held responsible for wanting such a Draconian Law. Oh, wait, you Liberals do not know such a big word as "Draconian" you want the government to strip you of freedoms and take care of things for you from cradle to grave.

    You all are idiots. Big, big idiots.
  • diane RN 2012/05/06 22:42:04 (edited)
    diane RN
    That one doesnt bother me but this one does....

    Obama Signs Peacetime/War Preparation Martial Law Order

  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ diane RN 2012/05/06 23:15:41
    Yep, you better just run and hide. President Obama will take your Internet, your cell phone, your car, and your freedom. Oooo I'm scared to death.
  • diane RN ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/05/06 23:26:57
    diane RN
    Silly answer, you're just trying to start an argument. If you don't see any problem with it then, I guess you and I don't see eye to eye. Have a great evening:)
  • rena ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2013/06/03 16:37:33
    He is putting everything in place especially with the Executive Orders to be Dictator. There will not be any election in 2016.

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