Student activists gathered outside the White House Monday morning to let President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder know that they intend to hold them accountable for the deadly Fast and Furious operation. But the protesters were quickly cleared out by Secret Service, leading many to wonder if the White House simply didn’t like their message.
Before the #FireHolder protest was shut down, the activists demanded justice for fallen border patrol agent Brian Terry and pressed the White House to release critical documents related to the federal gun-tracking scandal.
Secret Service shut down the protest shortly after it began, citing a suspicious backpack and possibly a bomb threat.
Maurice Lewis, a student at the University of California, Merced, who marched in the event told Campus Reform that the Secret Service had seemed on edge well before the “suspicious package” was discovered.
“Several agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area,” said Lewis. “The discovery of the ‘unidentified package’ came just as the protest began to gain traction.”
The protesters moved to another location, only to be harrassed and shut down once again by the Secret Service, who said that Pennsylvainia Ave was being shut down in its entirety. Can you imagine the leftwingnut seizures had this been George Bush?
Any dissent and demand for accountability is a threat to Obama’s regime.
The attack on individual freedoms in America has exploded into full blown oppression since Obama took office.
Obama has signed into law the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote a scathing article (at the link) which mentions that:
“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. The new law also provides that anyone who gathers in a “restricted” area may be prosecuted. And because the statute does not require the government to prove intent, a person accidentally in a restricted area can be charged and prosecuted, as well.”
In other words: Shut up, or else.