No, HR 347– Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 is not about planting flowers and mowing the lawn. Improving the grounds means another swipe at the First Amendment and using yet another law to keep pesky protesters away from anyplace they are not wanted …..
‘‘(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
Passed by the Senate and overwhelmingly by the House, if the bill is quickly signed by Obama, it will apply to the AIPAC policy conference because Obama and others with Secret Service protection will speak there and the Israel firsters certainly consider it to be ‘a special event of national significance.’
How this would affect Occupy AIPAC is anyone’s guess? This protest event is a glimmer of hope for those who still have any but as we do each year, we still have to question whether or not the organizers are controlled opposition. Top Codepinker, Medea Benjamin, makes some excellent points in her “10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is So Dangerous” but she stops short of going all out in exposing the crimes and corruptions of AIPAC and Israel. It’s what the left gatekeepers do even in the face of a potential massive turning against jews. Still, if it wakes a few more people up and prompts them to do more research and speak out, it can have benefits.
This ‘grounds improvement act’ is also just in time for the G8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago May 19-21. The powers that be are always eager to add new weapons of illegal law to their arsenal of repression. We thought the ‘designated’ protest areas were bad enough but perhaps we ain’t seen nothing yet.
This law does nothing but protect traitors and Washington is a cesspool of them with AIPAC’s “Treason Fest™” high on the list. Hats off to all who will sincerely stand up for justice and truth in our country and the world … no matter the consequences.