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Old 08-21-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Under the George W. Bush Administration from the White House released "Sensitive--Do Not Copy" Presidential Advance Manual:

"“As always, work with the Secret Service and have them ask the local police department to designate a protest area where demonstrators can be placed, preferably not in view of the event site or motorcade route.”

And the use of rally squads:

"These squads should be instructed always to look for demonstrators. The rally squad’s task is to use their signs and banners as shields between the demonstrators and the main press platform. If the demonstrators are yelling, rally squads can begin and lead supportive chants to drown out the protestors (USA!, USA!, USA!). As a last resort, security should remove the demonstrators from the event site.”

American Civil Liberties Union : Silenced

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Oh, the ACLU, IT MUST BE TRUE!
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Oh, the ACLU, IT MUST BE TRUE!
*L* Too lazy to look at the actual PDF of the redacted manual released by the White House, a manual that is linked to in the link I provided above?
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Under the George W. Bush Administration from its "Sensitive--Do Not Copy" Presidential Advance Manual:

"“As always, work with the Secret Service and have them ask the local police department to designate a protest area where demonstrators can be placed, preferably not in view of the event site or motorcade route.”

And the use of rally squads:

"These squads should be instructed always to look for demonstrators. The rally squad’s task is to use their signs and banners as shields between the demonstrators and the main press platform. If the demonstrators are yelling, rally squads can begin and lead supportive chants to drown out the protestors (USA!, USA!, USA!). As a last resort, security should remove the demonstrators from the event site.”

American Civil Liberties Union : Silenced
Nice post Helen. Do you recall Bush's Freedom of Speech Zones...?

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Nice post Helen. Do you recall Bush's Freedom of Speech Zones...?

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They did have them, but it's not isolated to Bush. I guess he could have encouraged his supporters to "get in their face." Do you really think the left does not manipulate the crowd?
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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They did have them, but it's not isolated to Bush. I guess he could have encouraged his supporters to "get in their face." Do you really think the left does not manipulate the crowd?
Have there been other administrations for which the federal government had to pay $80,000 in a settlement to people whose First Amendment rights were violated because of White House policies that made anti-Bush t-shirts worn at events an arrestable offense?

"The federal government has agreed to pay $80,000 to Jeffrey and Nicole Rank, a couple arrested in West Virginia in 2004 after they refused to cover up anti-President Bush T-shirts."
U.S. to pay couple arrested at speech $80K : Corpus Christi Local | Caller-Times |
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Have there been other administrations for which the federal government had had to pay $80,000 in a settlement to people whose First Amendment rights were violated because of White House policies that made anti-Bush t-shirts worn at events an arrestable offense?

"The federal government has agreed to pay $80,000 to Jeffrey and Nicole Rank, a couple arrested in West Virginia in 2004 after they refused to cover up anti-President Bush T-shirts."
U.S. to pay couple arrested at speech $80K : Corpus Christi Local | Caller-Times |

Don't you know its against everything natural to bring up anything BUSH?
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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I'm starting to think this Bush rabbit hole has no bottom.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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*L* Too lazy to look at the actual PDF of the redacted manual released by the White House, a manual that is linked to in the link I provided above?
As if facts would make a difference to some people. You know, a person does not have to support Obama if they do not agree with policy, but how can they be so programmed to think that The Bush/Cheney Crime Family ever had anything but malice or indifference towards the American people that were not part of their Neocon base? It's so absurd.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Oh, the ACLU, IT MUST BE TRUE!
I've always wondered why a regular citizen would hate the ACLU. THEY STAND UP FOR YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS!!!!!

If your rights were violated, you could contact the ACLU and they'd help you, regardless of your political affiliation. It's pretty moronic to hate them as a citizen of this country. After all, the ACLU has ended Segregation and Bans on Interracial Marriage, so they can't possibly be all bad.

ARE YOU AGAINST INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE?
ARE YOU FOR SEGREGATION IN SCHOOLS?
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