Iowa and Florida move to restrict the First Amendment

Posted on April 20, 2011 by

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In a move that is unlikely to impress any 1st amendment Constitution loving American, two states have legislators that have presented bills in their respective houses to limit FREE SPEECH in their states.  The bills would incriminate anyone that decided to expose unsanitary conditions, corruption or some other form of illegal activities on a farm or food processing facility.  So exposing a facility that is disobeying operational regulations already set forth by state ad federal laws using photo or video documentation will be a criminal act.   That’s right, the bills introduced would make it a crime for a person, Joe Whistleblower to document via camera or video recording device or even a artist sketch what they saw that was in conflict with state or federal law.

That is right these State Representatives won’t to protect law breakers in their states by limiting your 1st amendment right.  They have presented legislation that takes this right away from you.  So now to report malfeasance at a farm or a food production facility it is going to be your word against theirs. Welcoe to the new Police State.

Senator Jim Norman (R) of Florida proposed the legislation, SB 1246, on Feb. 21, 2011.  Also considering similar legislation is the state of Iowa. Introduced on March 2, 2011, the Iowa bill, House File 589.

The Florida Bill;

[a] person who photographs, video records, or otherwise produces images or pictorial records, digital or otherwise, at or of a farm or other property where legitimate agriculture operations are being conducted without the written consent of the owner, or an authorized representative of the owner, commits a felony of the first degree.

The Iowa Bill;

act[] without the consent of the owner of an animal facility to willfully . . . [p]roduce a record which reproduces an image or sound occurring at the animal facility . . . [or] [p]ossess or distribute a record which produces an image or sound occurring at the animal facility.

America, your rights are being assaulted from every direction.  You need to wake up and take on these law makers that want to pass this type of legislation.  Eventually we will have no rights at all.

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