Some call it the “anti-protest Trespass Bill” while others refer to it as the “anti-Occupy” bill.
The betrayal having gone full circle, only three House members voted in opposition to The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 in the House, i.e., Ron Paul and two other Republicans. However, the legislation was met with not one single vote of opposition in the Senate.
In short, H. R. 347 bans the right to free speech, protest and assemblage in protest
against government officials,
on or near government property and
during government functions regardless of location.
“…H.R. 347, informally known as the ‘Trespass Bill’, goes far beyond the White House and will outlaw peaceful protests in an almost endless possible combinations of situations.
The bill begins by making it illegal to enter or remain in any restricted building or grounds, which are defined as any location where the Secret Service or any person under protection of the secret service is located or at any place designated as a special event of national significance.
Hence, the it will be illegal to protest at not only the White House but at any location where the The President, Former President’s, their families, Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, Foreign Heads of States, U.S. Officials performing certain tasks, or any one else under protection of the secret service is located….”