Tuesday, April 21, 2009

H.R. 97 violates Bill of Rights

Your Right to Free Speech is Under ATTACK! The following Bill in the House seeks to regulate Federal Elections and stifle and penalize free speech prior to federal elections.

Write or call your congressman and senators that this bill is unconstitutional. The Obama Administration is seeking to stifle criticism 60 days prior to Elections.


Revolutions have started for less than this.

Below is an excerpt from H.R. 97 and your Bill of Rights!

First Amendment to the Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Excerpt from H.R. 97
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain deceptive practices in Federal elections, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2009''.SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON DECEPTIVE PRACTICES IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

(a) In General.--Chapter 29 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:``Sec. 618. Deceptive practices in Federal elections ``(a) Whoever, within 60 days before a Federal election, knowingly communicates election-related information about that election, knowing that information to be false, with the intent to prevent another person from exercising the right to vote in that election, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
(1) the term `Federal election' means any general, primary, run-off, or special election for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Delegate or Commissioner from a territory or possession.

Don't be fooled by the title...It is not about intimidation it is about stifling free speech.

Discuss, comment, and take action!!

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