(By Andrew MacKie-Mason)
...or maybe it never left. Reason and decorum go out the window in an election year, I guess.
For those who are even slightly influenced by the photo, I should note that the only two things for which citations were provided (on the Facebook post I got this from) are blatant misrepresentations.
For "outlaw protesting" he pointed to the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. Here's where I posted a link to Eugene Volokh (a hard-line libertarian) smacking down Andrew Napolitano for similar, egregiously hyperbolic claims about that law (which, in main part, was put in place under President Bush).
For "annex all natural resources" he pointed to the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order. Here's a similar smack down of that claim by similarly libertarian Jonathan Adler, citing a more detailed dissection of the claim by conservative Ed Morrissey.
Don't buy into this, people.
UPDATE (4/18): This isn't limited to mindless Facebook graphics, apparently. Props to Susan Stabile at Mirror of Justice for calling out a Catholic Bishop for making a similar comparison.