Overturn the Bill H.R.347 that will make protesting a FEDERAL crime
  • Petitioned President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Overturn the Bill H.R.347 that will make protesting a FEDERAL crime

    1. Petition by

      T B

      Coral Gables, FL

This petition is a reaction to H.R.347, a bill passed by the House of Representatives that makes it a federal crime to protest in an area where someone who is being protected by the secret service is present. Doesn't the president only get secret service protection you may ask? No, just recently Rick Santorum was granted that same protection. This bill will make protesting against our government a FEDERAL crime and completely undermines our First Amendment. The right to freely assemble is one of the most important rights you have as a US citizen, don't let it slip away.

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    • Susan Smith GAINESVILLE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      :Your oath of office said you would uphold the Constitution. This is a violation of your oath which is treason.

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    • Bob Weil PISCATAWAY, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a big Obama supporter - but our government needs to concentrate on physical threats to our security - not philosophical questions about how we might do it better!

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    • Kenneth Allen LANETT, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      It is against my first amendment rights! That simple!

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    • Jay Steinbach AUSTIN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it is a blatant violation of the First Amendment. Funny that the first time I've seen Democrats and Republicans in the federal government actually "cooperating" in years is on a bill that takes rights away from their constituents. This bill is illegal.

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    • Donna Canada MELROSE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Don"t take away our 1st amendment rights!

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