When Congress passed the Orwellian bill HR 437 in May, it was dubbed the Anti-Occupy law. It criminalizes dissent and protest in and around federal buildings. What’s worse, the federal government doesn’t have to tell anyone when an area becomes suddenly protected but can arrest people anyway for violating rules they had no way of knowing were in effect.
“Last year’s ‘Occupy movement’ scared the government. On March 8, President Obama signed a law that makes protesting more difficult and more criminal,’ wrote Paul Samakow in a recent Washington Times op-ed.