Friday, March 2, 2012

More Efforts To Curtail Civil Liberties

My student, Eun, brought this new legislation to my attention and provided the links. It has passed the House and is moving to the Senate.

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal
[excerpted] "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. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence..."

Majia Here: Link to this proposed legislation, which would further limit our diminishing civil liberties and First Amendment protections 


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