This is probably the worst thing going on right now (although it's hard to make that choice when faced with the corruption that exists everywhere including the very topmost levels of OUR "government".....and this, sponsored by our esteemed president):
Amazing to me that Congress (you know, the body that shall make no laws....) makes laws, like this. You might want to take your copy of the Constitution out of your hip pocket--the one you've been sitting on all these years, assuming everything is hunky dory-- and have a look:
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.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
...and the beat goes on....Take a look at your Constitution. Seriously. How long has it been since you read the Bill of Rights? I'll make it easy for you. Go here:
Now....having read it, and having had a RE-view of our Consitutional rights in this country, just go Google the NDAA (that's the National Defense Authorization Act sponsored by the president and MOST of the House (all but 4 voted FOR it) and MOST of the Senate....and picture ssstttttrrrrrreeetttcccchinnng that law just a teeny, tiny bit in order to imprison PROTESTERS--people that happen not to agree with "The Govrnment"....(of course the police or "authorities" would never "stretch" the "truth" (and if you believe that I have a big, juicy chunk of cow manure to sell you)...and let your mind wander. Heck, with this big weapon of power, militarized police can walk right onto my farm, pick me up, incarcerate me (no charges required) and keep me imprisoned for as long as they want without charge--in effect, throw away the key.
Finally, have a look at this: http://occupywallst.org/article/defend-bill-rights-all-us/
No joke. Civil libertarians EVERYWHERE are in an uproar, and YOU should be, too. We are headed down the wrong path. All the damned petitions and protests we can mount, don't keep apace. The illicit "powers that be" want to remain "the powers that be"....you'd best start paying attention. Don't sit back and assume you're safe. Don't assume anything.