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Fri Aug 14, 2015, 06:51 PM

Petition: Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately!

I'm old enough to remember Robert Kennedy's assassination, so recent events at Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign events -- not to mention ammosexuals' and other extremists' actions -- are making me a little uncomfortable.

That's why I signed the petition asking President Obama to extend the same protection to Bernie that W extended to him during his presidential primary campaign. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/provide-bernie-sanders-secret-service-protection-immediately-leading-democratic-presidential-candidate-and-senator

(Please excuse the un-imbedded link, but I'm writing this from an iPad and it closes the browser whenever I try to embed the link into this post's text.)

Simply stated, there is too much at stake for our country's future.

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Reply Petition: Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately! (Original post)
Fritz Walter Aug 2015 OP
Adrahil Aug 2015 #1
Travis_0004 Aug 2015 #2
George II Aug 2015 #13
murielm99 Aug 2015 #3
murielm99 Aug 2015 #4
George II Aug 2015 #14
FSogol Aug 2015 #6
SonderWoman Aug 2015 #5
NCTraveler Aug 2015 #7
onehandle Aug 2015 #11
questionseverything Aug 2015 #8
ruffburr Aug 2015 #9
SheilaT Aug 2015 #10
George II Aug 2015 #12

Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 06:54 PM

1. Not permitted by law..

 

Under Title 18, the Secret Service may only provide protection to major Presidential candidates within 120 days of the election.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 06:57 PM

2. Exceptions can be made

 

Obama had secret service protection in May 2007.

I'm not so sure Bernie needs it (or wants it) at this point though.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:44 PM

13. Obama had Secret Service protection only after a series of assassination threats.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 06:58 PM

3. Wouldn't he have to request it

if he wanted it early?

I thought Jesse Jackson got early protection because of the many death threats against him. The only person with more threats was Obama.

We are not racist. Nah.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:46 PM

14. And here's the link explaining Obama's early Secret Service protection:

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:05 PM

6. Yes, he has to request it. n/t

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:04 PM

5. Does he have any security?

 

He probably should.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:09 PM

7. Was he denied a request? Nt

 

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:32 PM

11. No. This is just window dressing to make a challenge to Hillary seem more 'real' than it is. nt

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:11 PM

8. signed

ty 4 thread

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:14 PM

9. Bernie Is-

An old hand at this I trust his judgment as a politician and as President, If he felt that protection was necessary he would get the situation handled, Love Ya Bernie , You might want to give it a thought though, Remember Paul Wellstone, I don't trust our "Shadow Government" , Give 'EM' Hell Bernie,

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:18 PM

10. I don't quite understand why people here

 

are freaking out and think Bernie needs Secret Service protection. Really, he doesn't. If he thought he did, then he'd ask for it.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:41 PM

12. That would be unprecedented, and....

.....Bobby Kennedy was assasinated during the course of the primaries, not almost six months before the first primary.

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