WHERE was the mainstream press coverage of this little shafting of our First Amendment Rights? Were they having Bieber Fever, going gaga over Gaga, playing "Race Cards", or just the usual "Partisan Moshing"?
Hey...seeing Nearly 100% of the Senate AND House agree on something should have led to at least a casual mention-I mean, it's not like THAT happens everyday-right? I can only speak for myself, but I'm pissed.
Peaceful Protest is a bulwark of our First Amendment Right to gain attention for a "redress of grievances", though lately, that's brought some "inconvenient truths" to the light of the Public eye.
As Lee Camp, with ample and righteous snarkdom put it:
"H.R. 347 that was signed by President Obama the other day, passed unanimously in the Senate, and 388-3 in the House. That's nearly EVERY SINGLE lawmaker. The last time they agreed that closely on something, it was a bill raising monthly Congressional pay to include a box of Ding Dongs, two erotic cakes featuring Bonanza star Pernell Roberts, and a gentle yet inquisitive prostate exam every Tuesday.
What did this magical universally-loved bill say?
Well some are calling it the anti-Occupy law and it allows the government to bring charges against Americans involved in many kinds of political protest at any location the secret service, quote, "is or will be temporarily visiting."
So basically if the government wants to shut down a protest, they just send a secret service officer down there to scratch his balls, and then they can start putting people in jail for a year or more."