SB 469 Would Make Civil Disobedience a Felony in Georgia

Jun 15, 2012 | Posted by: Fee Free LaRue | Full story: www.atlantaprogressivenews.com

ATLANTA -- SB 469, an anti-union and anti-protest bill, would turn nonviolent civil disobedience into a felony punishable by imprisonment for one year and a fine of ten thousand dollars for organizations and one thousand dollars for individuals.

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albert

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Jun 17, 2012
 
America is going down the tubes one civil right at the time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all of his followers
would have been imprisoned by this ignorant law. Read H D Thoreau's tretise "On Civil Disobedience".
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Jun 17, 2012
 
Does it have any chance of getting passed?

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I certainly hope so
Me too friend

Kingsland, GA

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bcman1975 wrote:
I certainly hope so
Where in the hell did some folks get the idea that if you break the law in large enough numbers, it's OK?
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To answer the above question: The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence.
Americans are supposed to have the right to speak out and to assemble against bad policy and bad government. Further, any law that violates Natural Law, is not a law at all, and doesn't have to be obeyed by the people; but...at our own peril...thus the governed live in fear of threat of force...i.e. a felony_which makes you a criminal and now no longer a equal and free citizen, having lost your right to vote.
Remember the Constitution is a contract between to parties, the governed and those who govern.
Thus , this law is an act of violent force, where men are stripped of their right to assemble and speak out against any law that violates a mans inalienable right to..."life, liberty, and the pursuit of property."-John Locke.

in short, the tyrant says__If you don't like it; shut up.
O' and petition your Congressman, and they'll give you the speech-all we do is act as a go between; we don't get involved...i.e.(we don't care.).
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Evans, GA

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Taken from the First Amendment.
"...Congress shall make no law....or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances..."
Jeff

Saint Marys, GA

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Nov 23, 2012
 
no one of consequence wrote:
To answer the above question: The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence.
Americans are supposed to have the right to speak out and to assemble against bad policy and bad government. Further, any law that violates Natural Law, is not a law at all, and doesn't have to be obeyed by the people; but...at our own peril...thus the governed live in fear of threat of force...i.e. a felony_which makes you a criminal and now no longer a equal and free citizen, having lost your right to vote.
Remember the Constitution is a contract between to parties, the governed and those who govern.
Thus , this law is an act of violent force, where men are stripped of their right to assemble and speak out against any law that violates a mans inalienable right to..."life, liberty, and the pursuit of property."-John Locke.
in short, the tyrant says__If you don't like it; shut up.
O' and petition your Congressman, and they'll give you the speech-all we do is act as a go between; we don't get involved...i.e.(we don't care.).
Ole "Radar" could write an executive order and change that.
Those who govern, who might that be?
So speaking out is freedom of speech? Is breaking the law like protesting, civil disobedience?
I'll bet you are glad we have ole Jason in congress on this one.
Jeff

Saint Marys, GA

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"A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to labor organizations and labor relations, so as to provide that certain provisions prohibiting mass picketing shall apply to certain private residences; to provide for an action to enjoin unlawful mass picketing; to provide for punishment and penalties; to provide for injunctive relief; to provide for public policy concerning refusal or decision to withdraw from a labor union or employee organization; to amend Code Section 16-7-21, relating to criminal trespass, so as to provide for both criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy; to provide for punishment and fines; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes."
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I read the purposed amendment:
This amendment will lead to guaranteeing guilty convictions of all Americans who attempt to exercise the right of the people to assemble. The below are the two proposed criminal charges.
Felony Criminal Trespass and/or
Felony Criminal Conspiracy
Under the amended law, everyday Americans will be: convicted felons, jailed, placed on probation, heavily-fined, forever loosing their right to vote, own a firearm, never hold a commercial drivers license, may not be able to hold a public office either(still checking), and as felons they will suffer extreme prejudice finding work. These people did not break a law; the didn't break into someones house. Does the ends justify the means? No.
The deception is to make us afraid to peaceably assemble later, as more of our rights are also taken.
This amendment will abolish most Americans idea of their first amendment right of the people to peaceably assemble to petition for redress. SIMPLY-PUT, If the people resolve to stay once they have been asked to disperse. The new law attempts to deceive us, through perverting our perception that the assembled people 'are NOT our Constitutionally protected common kindred; but disavowed 'criminal trespassers.'
This unjust law is an attempt by legislature to extend unwarrantable jurisdiction over a free people. By removing their protection under the constitution.
I believe this is yet another in a long train of abuses, and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same end. To reduce a free people to living under absolute despotism.

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Nov 23, 2012
 
HOLY CRAP THAT IS AN ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION..........Only in a RED GOP STATE.

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Senator Ligon voted for it. It has not yet passed.

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