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.