President Obama signed into law on March 8, 2012 HR 347, also known as the Trespass Bill, which makes it a federal offense to protest near government buildings and grounds, as well as any location where any politician or foreign dignitary protected by the Secret Service is visiting, or at any “special event of national significance.”
We will now face up to ten years in jail for causing a disturbance if we happen to be anywhere near one of these anointed venues. The headline of this story should say, “The insurgent leader Obama enacts more soviet policies on the population of Occupied America.”
Read the full text of the bill:
- `Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011′.
- Section 1752 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
-`Sec. 1752. Restricted building or grounds
- `(a) Whoever–
- `(1) knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so;
- `(2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;
- `(3) knowingly, and with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or grounds; or
- `(4) knowingly engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds;
- or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
- `(b) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is–
- `(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if–
- `(A) the person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; or
- `(B) the offense results in significant bodily injury as defined by section 2118(e)(3); and
- `(2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in any other case.
- `(c) In this section–
- `(1) the term `restricted buildings or grounds’ means any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area–
- `(A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds;
- `(B) of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting; or
- `(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance; and
- `(2) the term `other person protected by the Secret Service’ means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title or by Presidential memorandum, when such person has not declined such protection.’.
33 thoughts on “Obama Signs HR 347 "Trespass Bill"”
How much more of this crap are we going to put up with? This guy has gone bloody anal with this garbage. Soon we are going to be forced to have to attend his speeches and yell “Heil to the Chief” and “Seig Heil” as we give the raised one handed salute…….
The only salute he’s gonna get from me is the middle finger salute.
Obama is a puppet who does anything his masters tell him to do, without his own will, or without thinking. He is a puppet in the hands of oil war-mongers whose goal is first to turn the USA into a dictatorship (so that there are no protests against bloodthirsty wars, international crimes in the name of power and greed.), and second take over the world oil and natural resources by means of wars and unheard of violence both in the USA and around the world. Look what has been done within just a three months: NDAA and now HR 347 “Trespass Bill”. Concentration camps were built already in the time of George W. Bush. Do you still believe that 9/11 had NOT been orchestrated by by the same puppet masters? WAKE UP AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. What is the outcome of the “WAR ON TERROR” started on September 11, 2001.???? The outcome is that Americans have been turned into goats with no rights, no freedom, forced to live in fear in their own homeland. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Looks like the shit is certainly gonna hit the fan soon. We The People won’t stand for this much longer. It’s gonna get worse, before it gets better. We NEED Ron Paul to win the presidency…and in a very bad way!
Before you sheep go any farther with this Remember that this bill passed OVERWHELMINGLY BY BOTH parties. So why didn’t you hear a peep about it from all those great representatives you have in congress. While this bill was being passed Rand and company said nothing to the public and the news was all over him. I am a libertarian and I don’t like either one of these scumbag parties. im ready for a change for REAL
What does any law abiding citizen of the United states of America reasonably have to fear from this bill. There is a due political process which can be followed for those who don’t agree with the government’s direction in this democratic country and I resent the comparison between Hitler and our president. May God bless America and the rest of the world through us, in Jesus name!!!
What’s wrong with it? It is a violation of our goddamn rights, that’s what’s wrong with it. I’ll tell you what you pathetic mush minded imbecile, the rest of us out here are way past sick and tired of living with your complicity to treason.
I too resent Obama being compared to Hitler. Hitler was a Nazi. Obama is soviet socialist, a commie by any other name. Hitler only killed 6 million. Obama’s comrade Stalin killed 50 million and his comrade Mao Tse Tung killed 250 million.
Tell you what, if you love this communist shit so much we will reserve a spot for you on one of our deportation barges that will land you on the Siberian coast where you can live out your socialist utopia for as long as you last.
There is a Russian film called “The Chekist” that shows what happened after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Before you come back on this site to spill your bullshit, I’m afraid I’m going to have to insist that you watch it in order that you are truly informed as to what you are running your ignorant mouth about.
what a asshole, ” pathetic mush minded imbecile”… what the hell is your problem? You know american is about combining ideas, because no one in omniscient. Get off your f#%king high horse and work with the rest of humanity.
I work with patriots and before this whole thing is done, every social communist piece of shit is going to be driven from our land. And I’m glad you don’t like it as I look forward to meeting you on the battlefield, you and all your commie brethren and sistren.
The United States is a Republic. The foundation of our Constitution sits on our Bill of Rights. These are individual freedoms and liberties and all ideas of collectivism represent constructive treason against our Constitution.
We are the patriotic American people of the American race. We are 40 million strong and armed to the teeth and anyone who tries to stand between us and the reinstitution of our Republic will reap the whirlwind, you pathetic mush minded socialist parasite.
I’m not very fond of communism or anything that rids us of rights, but you need to calm down. Stop insulting people just because they are confused. Try to be respectful when you educate them. Otherwise, they’ll be less likely to listen to you.
I appreciate the advise but I think at this point in the ballgame, if people haven’t figured out what is going on, they might just need a good jolt to bring them back into reality.
If anyone cares to argue any issue within the confines of our Constitutional law they will be greeted with respect and treated with dignity. However if they wish to expound socialist theology, well, I consider that an insult, not only to my intelligence but to my country.
Do you know it is now considered racism to chant “USA USA” in the USA? http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/san-antonio-prep-hoops-fans-accused-of-racism-over-usa-usa-chant/10000
In short, there are only two sides of the fence and we can no longer accommodate the fence walkers because they are confused and afraid.
The second comment I answered, I had to clean up before I would post it, and had this person said this to my face, he would have had to fight me on the spot.
I do agree with you that I may have gotten a little abrasive, but the fact is those spouting socialist doctrine do that to me every time.
Everyone’s playing their own ballgame. You might be playing the bottom of the ninth inning, but you shouldn’t assume that a player on the other side of the country is in the ninth too. Some people are just now learning about this stuff, and they need respectful teachers that won’t scare them away with insults.
Could you tell me what socialist doctrine was being spouted? It sounded like Jordan was talking about democracy and Grace was just confused as to what this bill entails for our rights. Maybe I’m confused and not seeing it right now. 😛
When Grace said there is a political process in place, she is putting forth the notion that political examination of the policy is sufficient in denying due process of the law. And when she defended Obama, she defended socialism as he is a socialist.
As for Jordon, this is not a democracy, it is a Republic. The fact is our founding fathers warned us of the dangers of democracy.
I know what you are going to say. We use democracy in our election process and that is a fact. But after a representative is elected, and indeed in our electing that representative, the individual freedoms and liberties contained in our Bill of Rights must be the standard by which we examine every issue. And once the representative is elected, it must be his or her number one consideration when considering any legislation or government action.
The bottom line is the Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution to protect the individual from democracy. If our laws were being enforced the poorest man or woman, standing beside a thousand of the richest would have equal rights to each and every one of them and all of them put together. This is what we need to understand. If we want equality, the only way that it will be achieved is through the enforcement of our Constitution.
Those who preach communism say this is the way to equality, but the fact is never has the practice of communism led to anything but totalitarian control over and mass murder of the many by the few.
When people equate socialism with communism as if they are exactly the same, I find their argument significantly weaker. Especially when they mention the murders in Soviet Russia and Communist China while ignoring countries like Portugal and India, which have both implemented socialist ideas without killing people. I’m not saying that socialism is good or an effective substitute for our capitalist system, just that you need to give real reasons like how it can stunt innovation.
Socialism has nothing to do with communism, huh? Stalin, Trotsky, and Marx were socialists. The word “soviet” in Russian translates to “committee” in the English language. All communism is socialism because in every case the collective committees gain control over the collective masses. And this is when they start exterminating.
You mentioned India and Portugal. India is running quite smooth right now as world socialism is being used to transport American industry and jobs to that country, thus they are gaining more and it is coming from us.
Some more of that “sneaky communism” huh?
World socialism equates to dividing the richest country into the poorest country, which isn’t such a bad deal for the poor country, but it just so happens that I live in the richest country and I don’t give a damn about the rest of the world. I am for my country and my people, that is the American people of the American race. And like I said, before we’re finished, we are going to eject every treasonous socialist from our country because, I’m sorry pal, but we are not going to let you take that which is ours by hereditary right and pass it out to the world because you feel like it is the right thing to do.
Note: I’ve had just about enough of you. If you so much as write one more statement in an attempt to support socialism, our discussion is finished.
Do you know about the detainment camps off of the 395 in our recent history? Ask a Japanese citizen of the USA how they felt about the due process of law at that time because based upon their race they were persecuted!
People…. please do your research and think for yourselves.
When someone has to respond angrily to a political debate (speaking of the recent election) they have an agenda, not a calling.
Agenda means at all costs I need to accomplish (fill it in)…. blindly without regard for fair or equal or honest dialogue/information.
Calling means I am in good character above board and do what is right in a truthful manner because I know the truth is enough, allowing others to use the truth to make decisions.
This is how O got elected, because people put their heads in the sand and because there is a lot of extreme accusations from both sides when in fact the accurate facts are enough to frighten anyone who has read the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We are moving from our state and so are hundreds of others as we are done living in a liberal state that is now a welfare state.
When you have a job you see in your paycheck as PROOF that O’s tax ideas have absolutely affected the “middle class” and when our insurance tripled under Obama Care which my state already is implementing it was very confusing how O said “every American” should be able to afford health insurance because now we can not.
AND we can not elect out of the company group health plan until open enrollment so we are forced to pay over a $1,000 per month for 3 people instead of the $350 a month we were paying before.
The lies stack up, and until liberals are willing to listen to anyone besides themselves it will not end until the USA has had enough as a whole.
Note: we do not make even 1/3 of 450k per year…. yet we are losing over 6k per year in income due to the new laws O said would put money in the middle class’ pocket.
The question that follows is what will become restricted and to whom? Remember Glenn Becks rally? Tea Party? March for Life, which, by the way never makes it Into the national news?
There’s a lot of paranoia in this govt because of their own deceit. Our country has been hijacked.
Actually, this blog’s summary is a pretty significant misreading of the bill itself. It *does not* outlaw protesting in or near government buildings. It doesn’t even outlaw protesting *in* government buildings. It simply outlaws protesting in or near government buildings when you have the effect or intent of disrupting government business. For instance, the protests in the Wisconsin capital building would not be outlawed by this, because they had the legal right to be there (so not violating provision a1), and they did not prevent government officials from conducting their business (they remained in the lobby, didn’t obstruct movement and didn’t try to enter chambers). This bill really just codifies what is already considered illegal in many states regardless. Protestors never have the legal right to interfere with the ongoing business of another entity, whether government or otherwise.
This bill outlaws protest in a shit house if one of the elitists happens to be occupying it. It is unconstitutional as the 1st Amendment right of we the people to assemble and put forth our redress of our grievances is absolute, as in inalienable. This government that seeks to control us cannot.
We the people are the authority in this country. Our government is beneath us. They are to do what they are told and every law, state or federal, that sets our government apart as elite and above we the people is an act of treachery, which is going to be punished before this thing is over with.
These two laws, NDAA, and the Soviet Protest Law together are not Constructional, but without challenge, they could put 1000’s in prison without trial.
Commie nazi socialist zionist sepratist, inhumane treatment to agents,incl.murders of real and sobing illegal common criminals, that ie. killed walsh, class, riesen, ect. hows evertone elses kids? not ok are they. commie!
And lets not forget how much the Constitution is in Obama’s way, hindering him from completely shredding our founders intentions. This man wants to change America’s Constitutional landscape to look something like Hugo Chavez’s back yard. Anybody who can’t see that must be living on Mars!
How I long for the days of true freedom….they slipped away….as I slept. Does this describe you? If so, wake up and wake others up to what is happening to our great country. God Bless the USA!
But the real question is…”What can we DO about it?” We can bitch all we want, but the fact is…we NEED to be able to DO something about it. Right?
There is something we can be doing…. That is stocking more food, guns, and ammo because this thing is going to the mat and we had better be ready.
Free Speech If You Dare?
How Far will Congress Go–TO CRUSH POLITICAL DISSENT?
Congress just passed H.R. 347: The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. Federal Government potentially can use vague terms in H.R. 347 to charge, prosecute and imprison anyone—who intentionally or unintentionally (enter or remain without permission) in any part of a restricted building or grounds designated restricted by the Secret Service or Homeland Security; or disrupt or intend to disrupt a function of Federal Government. Visitors, who don’t know it is illegal to be at a location including assembled persons; or protestors may be charged as criminal trespassers—without prior notice a person under Secret Service protection was present or coming to their location.
Innocent protestors standing too close to a debate venue could be prosecuted. What is too close? H.R. 347 mentions a building or grounds restricted in conjunction with a restricted area or event designated as a (special event of national significance). The term (In Conjunction) is so vague there is no limit what areas government might include and without notice as (restricted or a designated area).
Homeland Security designated e.g. as a (special event of national significance) Super Bowl XXXVI and the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. How close is too close for lawful demonstrators or supporters to the Democratic or Republican National Convention before being arrested under H.R. 347, especially when government can instantly deem a location restricted?
NEXT: Will U.S. Deem 1st Amendment Activities—SUPPORT Terrorism, Hostilities, Belligerents?
Where U.S. Government appears headed with the Patriot Act, The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 and recently introduced “Enemy Expatriation Act” that would allow U.S. Government to Strip Americans of Citizenship without evidence or a conviction—is getting Congress to grant U.S. Government (The Executive Branch) the Power to arbitrarily arrest, charge, Indefinitely Detain Americans that participate in 1st Amendment activities (on the premise) certain 1st Amendment Activities appeared intended or were used to support or provoke hostilities, combatants, belligerents; terrorism and or threaten National Security. It is foreseeable millions of Americans would increasingly not attend political meetings, peaceful protests or make comments on the Internet out of fear they might be arrested, lose their job; be put on Homeland Security’s NO Hire List, especially if they work for a government agency or contractor—that happened in Nazi Germany.
we are all f%#ked
Write your Congressman and give them your point of view rather than wasting it on a blog:
We are not wasting our point of view. It is because of sites like this and the unity and communication they represent that have precipitated the revolution. We have written to our so called representatives and the only thing it has accomplished is more taxpayer money being spent on paper shredders and dumpsters.
So vote your Congressman out of office and vote someone in who will better represent you. If there weren’t so many complacent Americans out there that don’t want to get involved in irresponsible decisions politicians make, things would change. I find it hard to believe anyone would be ok knowing the President can now name whoever he wants the Secret Service to protect (compliments of Clinton) and with this new bill, arrest and throw anyone in jail that pisses the protected friend off. Another example is wearing a Romney t shirt to an Obama rally. Again… that person can now be arrested and thrown in jail for causing a disturbance. And I already feel sympathy for the people who may inadvertently cross into what is deemed a “protected zone” while on an evening walk and be arrested for trespassing. The bill makes me sick. If we could get people elected into Congress that will actually represent the best interests of the people they supposedly represent rather than arbitrarily signing laws that negate our freedoms, this issue and many others, would be resolved.
Wow, that sounds like a great idea. Now all we need is an electoral system that is not owned by the same international elitists that own our politicians.
Finally a bill that can’t be turned around to suit the left wing! And Obama signed it to protect himself… Go Trump!!!!