April 2012

Free Speech goes with Free Markets

It's interesting to see a sort of a slow but growing alarm on the part of both sides of the political aisle over President Obama signing HR 347 which is purportedly to correct and simplify the language of an earlier law that makes restrictions on free speech or protests around certain government buildings or grounds. 

It gives much wider latitude for the Secret Service or law enforcement to make a judgment call about potential “threats” to the president or other elected officials and it allows these officials to request and set up "No Free Speech Zones", insulating them from protests.  The law’s supporters are saying it’s only designed to make sure we don’t have some hair brained...