Here’s a little bill that’s passed both houses of our beloved Congress that you may have missed. Just a wee encroachment on our freedom of speech. Surprise! Surprise!
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011’’. [ed. Note: ROFLMAO!]
The short and sweet of this is – it’s now illegal to protest where it matters! Seems our elected officials don’t want us anywhere nearby, and they’re willing to institute fines and/or imprisonment to keep us away.
According to the ACLU, 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.
OWS should have O’d the White House and Congress when they had the chance!