Unanimous consent... Rand?Submitted by Anthem on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 19:16
Can the Secret Service Tell You To Shut Up?
by Andrew P. Napolitano
Last week, President Obama signed into law the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. This law permits Secret Service agents to designate any place they wish as a place where free speech, association and petition of the government are prohibited. And it permits the Secret Service to make these determinations based on the content of speech.
This abominable legislation enjoyed overwhelming support from both political parties in Congress because the establishment loves power, fears dissent and hates inconvenience, and it doesn't give a damn about the Constitution. It passed the Senate by unanimous consent, and only three members of the House voted against it. And the president signed it in secret. It is more typical of contemporary China than America. It is more George III than George Washington.
Rand Paul is making a mistake if he thinks this won't come back to bite him. When the first Ron Paul protester gets arrested, they will say that even Rand Paul voted for the bill.