Remember When We had the First Amendment?

Before calling Trump racist, misogynist, and bashing his popularity-searching “campaign” you might want to read this and find out what is REALLY happening.

Loyal Readers will know I and my family attended a Trump rally here in Las Vegas, Nevada. We saw four protestors escorted from the room. The media reported six. The four we saw were kicking and screaming or generally being an asshat. But I wondered about the other two. I then read this facebook post by Lauren Underwood. Please read her post. But if you don’t have time let me give it to you in a nut shell. Lauren is NOT a fan of Trump and wore an anti-Trump T shirt. Her friend supports Sanders and wore his Ball Cap. Lauren was there to do her duty as an informed voter and here what the Other Side had to say. She was shocked when teenagers brought her shirt to the attention of the Secret Service and further shocked that she and her friend were escorted from the room. They were not shouting. Just listening to Donald speak and wearing items that silently expressed their opposition to the speaker.

They were well within their Right as expressed in the First Amendment.
“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.”
Well…not so much. You see, President Obama signed bill H.R. 347 (also known as the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011) into law on March 9th 2011. It was one of those boiler plate pieces of legislation that has to be updated every now and then. It was no big deal except the Democrats added a teeny weeny little provision. The new law, which passed the House with a vote of 399-3, extends the original law by adding more protected areas within Washington D.C, and removing the word “willfully,” from the paragraph stating that protesters can be prosecuted if they enter the area “willfully and knowingly.” This has come to be known as the “Protected Area Clause”.
The effect was that with this provision it became illegal to STAND in certain areas. Those areas designated as “Protected Areas” like the Presidential motorcade passing through. That way protest signs don’t show up on the evening news when President Obama is filmed going from Point A to Point B.

This is illegal.
This is illegal.

It also makes it illegal to silently protest any arena, room or gathering in which the President or [here’s the good part] anyone under the protection of the Secret Service is present. It’s not Donald’s fault. It’s the Law.
So back to the Donald and Lauren. Because Senator Robert Kennedy was gunned down while running for President the Secret Service is now required to provide protection for Presidential candidates. So everywhere Donald goes is designated a “Protected Area”. So Lauren was standing there politely and “willfully and knowingly” breaking the law because she walked into the place on her own accord and knew she was wearing a “Protest Shirt” [read this as a sign you wear].

This is also illegal.
This is also illegal.

But what about her friend with the Bernie hat you might say?
Have you noticed that everyone is against Trump? All the presidential candidates, all the politicians on both sides of the aisle and all of the media? Maybe it’s because those currently in power like the Police State that America has become in the past few years and are afraid that the Donald will bust up this little party up.
So Lauren and everyone else not supporting Trump might want to rethink their vote. It’s great to want Freedom of religion to be banned but when it’s your right to protest, not so much. Our Founders were very wise when they linked those two Freedoms in one Right. It covers all Americans whether you believe in God or not.

 

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Stunsinsky, Melissa, President Obama Signs Anti-protest Bill HR 347

Molloff, Jeanine, HR 347 ‘Trespass Bill’ Criminalizes Protest, Huffington Post

Brooks, Jackson, Obama Criminalize Free Speech?, Fact Check.

Obama Starves the Second Admendment to Death

At least he thinks he has.  The little town of Herculaneum, Missouri has a population of 3468.  It was founded on July 27, 1819.  The Doe Run Smelter is the industry of this hamlet and has been in business since 1892.  The Obama Administration has had the EPA write regulations to attack this and only this one business.

Since 2008, well… no…since 1892 the evil Doe Run Smelting Plant has been destroying the environment and poisoning people.  This is according to a 2008 law suit filed by Jack and Leslie Warden.  The Wardens lived in  Herculaneum for 16 years and then moved out six years ago when they accepted a buy out from Doe Run to settle the suit.

 

LEAD

It”s all about lead.  The Doe Run Smelting plant has been smelting lead from ore for 121 years and on 31 December, 2013 they will close their door forever and the 145 employees will be out of work.  This in response to the more than $15 Billion in fines and clean up costs levied against the plant.  Doe Run Resources Corporation said it would cost an additional $65 million dollars to convert the plant from hot smelting to the cold smelting process and bring the plant up to code.  Doe Run also announced that the company will try to shift the out of work smelters to other jobs within the company.  Most notably the water treatment plant in Herculaneum.

So as of the first of the year, America will no longer produce lead from ore.  Other plants around the country have quietly closed or switched to precious metals that have a higher profit margin.  But Doe Run pressed on until the Obama EPA increased the fines by a factor of ten.  For this one remaining plant.

HURRAY FOR THE PLANET!

Right?  Wrong.  We will now have to export our ore to someone else to smelt.  Someone like…China.  You know, Communist China who is the world’s biggest producer of lead pollution and non-signer of the Kyoto Accords.  Oh yeah, that China.

That means that lead production for the U.S. has become an international commerce issue and will fall into federal control.  If your keeping score this is what happen to our domestic production of steel decades ago.

BUT WHY LEAD?

Because along with steel, lead is a strategic metal.  All that lead goes into the manufacture of batteries and bullets.

  • Batteries that all those looney Home Preppers use to free themselves from the national grid.
  • Bullets for all those guns that the pesky Second Amendment says we get to keep.

Yes Virginia, that gun you own makes a really good club without the bullets.

THIS IS WHY.

Remember a couple of months ago when all the federal agencies were making massive ammo purchases?  Makes sense now.  Without a domestic source of ammunition,  private gun ownership is a mute point.  That’s why Obama is twerking in his underwear upstairs at the White House.

"SCREW YOU AND YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT! WHOOP! WHOOP!"
“SCREW YOU AND YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT! WHOOP! WHOOP!”

NOT SO FAST BARRY…

Our wise Founding Fathers didn’t think of ammunition ownerships when they signed off on the Second Amendment.  Back in the day everyone made their own bullets.    So it’s back to the basics.  Make your own bullets.  Can you see a black market in lead? Can you see lead ownership becoming illegal like old light bulbs.

What if lead becomes illegal to save the planet?

  • “Drop that flashlight and back away.”
  • All hybrid cars get to have the galactically expensive “Lead Free” batteries.
  • Possession of bullets with the intent to sell. [ed note: No, wait, that’s illegal now isn’t it?]

Here is a partial list of other household items that may contain lead.
− Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain
− Folk remedies that contain lead, such as “greta” and “azarcon” used to treat an upset stomach
− Garden hoses – in brass couplings or in PVC
− Imported candy containing tamarind or chili
− Wheel weights
− Computers; circuit boards (young kids should not take electronics apart)
− Old or imported cans with soldered seams
− Antique toys (painted wagons, wood toys, lead soldiers)
− Some foil and colored gift wrap and ribbons
− Decorations on glass drinking mugs

The Obama Administration has stated that the closing of the plant was a “business decision” and the government had nothing to do with it.

Is this the change you voted for?