April 19, 2014

H.R. 347 Proposes Changes To The First Amendment

( 4UMF NEWS ) H.R. 347 Proposes Changes To The First Amendment:

On 2/27/2012, the US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347, commonalty referred to as the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,” which will federalize local trespassing offenses under certain circumstances.

Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011:

Amends the federal criminal code to revise the prohibition against entering restricted federal buildings or grounds to impose criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly enters any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority. Defines “restricted buildings or grounds” as a posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of: (1) the White House or its grounds or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds, (2) a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting, or (3) a building or grounds so restricted due to a special event of national significance.”

Some opponents of HR 347 argue sections ( 2 ) and ( 3 ) of the bill restrict First Amendment Rights.

“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.”

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