Federal Forest Service to charge $1500.00 for permits to take a photo on Federal land

Anyone out there who doesn’t think that each and every one of our rights are not under attack? We have another two years of this clown in the White House. We know what the IRS has done. Now the Forest Service. You think totalitarian regimes are bad? We are headed that way. Comments to the Feds will be accepted until November 3, 2014

“The Forest Service needs to rethink any policy that subjects noncommercial photographs and recordings to a burdensome permitting process for something as simple as taking a picture with a cell phone,” U.S. Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told the Oregonian. “Especially where reporters and bloggers are concerned, this policy raises troubling questions about inappropriate government limits on activity clearly protected by the First Amendment.”The U.S. Forest Service is finalizing plans to fine photographers who shoot on federal wild lands without a permit.

First Amendment advocates say the rules ignore press freedoms and are so vague they’d allow the Forest Service to grant permits only to favored reporters shooting videos for positive stories.

“It’s pretty clearly unconstitutional,” said Gregg Leslie, legal defense director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Alexandria, Va. “They would have to show an important need to justify these limits, and they just can’t.”

Under the measure, still photography and commercial filming in Congress-designated wilderness areas would require a permit, and shoots would also have to be approved and meet certain criteria like not advertising any product or service and being educational.

Permits would cost up to $1,500, even if someone was taking photos or video with their phone, and fines for shooting without a permit could be as high as $1,000, according to the Oregonian. A spokesman for the Forest Service did not immediately return a request for comment.

A comment:

Government loves our money so dearly.

Just think, the GENERAL COUNCIL signed off on this, just like the GENERAL COUNCIL signed off on highway seizure of cash assets — CAUSE THE COP WANTS TO. Attorneys RULE.

Lady Justice is at the 19th hole where she was peeled, cored and discovered for all possible assets.

H/T:washington Post


12 Responses to “Federal Forest Service to charge $1500.00 for permits to take a photo on Federal land”

  1. Chillingworth Says:

    If national parks are going to become a First Amendment-free zone, what’s the point of having national parks? I thought the point was supposed to be that they’re open to the public!

    Maybe the federal government should auction off its holdings to the private sector and get out of the landlord business.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      It will be the only way out of debt. There are places now that we can’t even walk on. Unbelievable.


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    I like to think that nothing can surprise me anymore but inevitably something comes along that catches me off guard and I have to say this is one such example.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      This is to remind us that the State owns all, or soon will.


  3. Petermc3 Says:

    How long before a permit is needed to look up at the clouds? Subservience demands we keep our heads bowed… quell dommage.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Surely at least a permit to enter the vast estate of the government. They first will require a “look at our papers” except if one has the appropriate color, or speaks the appropriate language.


  4. zip Says:

    Like Jim states in his comment about what is ‘suppose to be’ – isn’t today. The usurpers have taken over and we’re seeing their ‘new world reality’ in the making. Brought this to mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WAsUghr4d4
    The octopus arms are growing bigger and badder daily.
    “New World Order: The Conspiracy to Rule Your Mind” chronicles how the ruling elite have established global domination and the ability to effect the thoughts, decisions, and world view of human beings across the globe by systematically infiltrating the media, academia, industry, military and political factions under the guise of upholding democracy.” more @ IMDb website.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I couldn’t believe the link was real. Been checking Looks like it is. If true, wow, super wow.


  5. Jim at Aslum Watch Says:

    The Forrest Service is under the impression that the Federal government is owner of those lands when in fact the fed owns only the District of Columbia and lands they bought over the years for federal buildings and courts and post offices across the country. They are only stewards of lands that belong to We The People.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      This is when socialism turns the corner and becomes Communism. News flash: Eric Holder resigning. But will stay until successor is confirmed.


  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Good grief! There appears to be no end to the tyranny being foisted upon us by regulations!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      How can even dream up these regs to control us?


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