Visiting Certain Websites Can Land You on the No-Fly List

This may not surprise you, but visiting certain websites may land you on the no-fly list. No, that doesn’t mean you were put on trial. That doesn’t mean that a warrant was issued, and surveillance was conducted on you. Just by virtue of you visiting certain websites, you may permanently be banned from flying ever … Read more »

A Victory for Freedom of Religion?

While you can hardly call the whole situation with Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani a victory for freedom of religion, the latest development shows the positive effects media pressure can put on a case. Unlike Iran, the US respects and protects the freedom of religion – to some extent. We consider the right to follow the … Read more »

White House Petition Labels Catholic Church a “Hate Group”

What have Roman Catholics done to get themselves in such hot water? The Pope stated the Catholic Church’s beliefs regarding the Biblical mandate of same-sex marriage and rejecting gay marriage simultaneously. Apparently that behavior is deserving of being officially labeled as a hate group. On their website, the White House is being petitioned to recognize … Read more »

Blogger Silenced By The System

It seems to me like the 1st Amendment is pretty cut and dry: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a … Read more »

Protesters Erased From Reality

I.M. Citizen wrote an interesting piece over on Freedom Bunker that caught my eye.

Apparently, H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act (or the “no protesters allowed” act) is already making its mark.

On March 21st, President Obama paid a visit to New Mexico. On the way there, the Secret Service learned of a plan by New Mexico TEA Party members to protest his arrival, and promptly changed their destination to avoid the protest.

Sher Zieve writes,

When the US Secret Service discovered that the enterprising group of our Southeast New Mexico Patriots had, also, switched their plans and would drive to Roswell to engage in peaceful and Constitutionally allowed dissent against the Obama policies of the destruction of the United States of America, the SS began to put their respective feet down. First, the SS made a strong request that the anti-Obama rally not occur…at all. When the TEA Party members advised them that they still planned to do so, it was announced that the main road (Earl Cummings Loop) into and out of the Roswell airport would be closed. In other words, only the planned Obama sycophants, adherents and Adoration Groups will be allowed in…all others no longer have any free speech.

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Congress Continues to Ignore 1st Amendment, Limits Rights

Here is the complete text of the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution (emphasis mine):

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

So, how then will our congress critters explain H.R. 347, the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011” bill? To be fair, this is not a new law. It amends 18 USC § 1752 “restricted buildings and grounds,” that has existed in various forms since 1971. The most significant amendments to the law occurred in 2006.

But there are a few changes that make one’s eyebrow raise.

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