HR 347: Pre-empting political protest, threatening free speech

12 thoughts on “HR 347: Pre-empting political protest, threatening free speech”

  1. FINALLY! A great reason to make that seven hour drive to southern Nevada and attempt the barbed wire fence surrounding Area 51.
    No good reason before.
    Plus, since when has ANY legislator do anything doe the good of the people? The good of corporate contributors lobbyist groups sure. But reading an entire bill themselves? Why, they’d have to be in Washington reading for at least 3 days out of the week and no month long break.
    Right on post!

    1. Read the bills? Hell no. Their attitude is “just get it passed; we’ll fix it later.” My rule has always been “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to fix it?”

  2. Do they know precisely what they’re doing? Hell, no. Otherwise we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now. Perfect example, when Rep. Fleming cited an article about Planned Parenthood as actual. Sure, that was an article and not a bill, but just goes to show how much time, effort and thought they put into something before making a decision and taking action.

  3. This kind of dangerous tinkering around the edges makes me want to rail anew against the massive and completely unnecessary bureaucracy that is the Department of Homeland Security, monstrously born out of the ashes of 9/11 fear. Bureaucrats and legislators are first cousins – they are compelled to try to justify their existence and in doing so inevitably create mischief.

    Good post, PT.

    1. I could not agree more. 9/11 is slowly fading into history, yet the monstrosity that is DHS keeps growing, perpetuating the fear, and nibbling away at our freedoms.

... and that's my two cents