Secrete Service Confiscates Ron Paul Delegates MaterialSubmitted by StaxBrix on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:10
Today at the Republican National Convention, as the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a More..picture in front of the model White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret Service which proceeded to search the bags of all the delegates. They took everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons, videos, slim jims, cards, even books. "This is an obvious and outrageous violation of our first amendment rights" said Nathan Hanson, attorney and Delegate from MN.
Alternate Delegate Dennis Rothacker from Florida said "We were done taking the picture when Secret Service started walking into the room and surrounded us. There were about 30 of them. When they searched my bags they took my Ron Paul sign and turned a deaf ear to my complaints, they just walked away." Another delegate said that the people surrounding them were wearing red McCain hats and identified themselves as police to him.