Call it what it is: Sedition

President Barack Obama

A recent letter to the Times-Call proves (again) that the ‘editor’ has no concept of what’s protected speech and what’s sedition. A common problem for right-wing ‘news’papers.

In ‘Criminal in the White House‘ Ron Klein of Berthoud states in regard to our President:

“He needs to be removed, prosecuted and punished under the law.”

Removed“? Really? How so?

I’ve noticed the chest-puffing blowhards always dance around this point, knowing full well the penalty that would occur if they came right out and voiced their secret desires.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Sedition:

Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority.

Typically, sedition is considered a subversive act

The difference between sedition and treason consists primarily in the subjective ultimate object of the violation to the public peace.

So the purpose of sedition is to incite discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority.

What it boils right down to is that the birthers, like angry un-potty-trained children, absolutely refuse to obey the law. Like an angry child in a poopy diaper they only manage to smear it everywhere and disgust everyone with the filth and stench.

To quote David Brown from his hate-rant, “No, there will never be “enough” and with that he neatly sums up the birther movement – “never enough” – these are partisans so dead-set on getting their way that they would tear down the country and use the bricks for weapons.

Contrary to Mr. Brown’s lies, “the left” is not trying to surpress free speech – if the right wants Obama impeached, go right ahead and prate for that all you like. That’s the legal method. What we’re sick of hearing are the barely-veiled calls for violence and insurrection with the calls for him to be “removed” – make no mistake, force is implied by the use of that word.

For the Times-Call to publish such violent anti-American jingo is dismaying at least and proves again that there is still a lingering cancer that has tendrils throughout the organization.

Longmont deserves better.

  3 comments for “Call it what it is: Sedition

  1. April 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    That “lingering cancer” that you speak of, Doug, apparently has about another four years to its life cycle. Cancer is not contagious, but toxic compounds are responsible for large increases in cancer incidents where the contaminants are not prohibited or eliminated.

  2. April 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Here’s hoping Mr. Manzi can do basic math and realize that it’s not helping the downward spiral of subscribers that newspapers in general are already suffering from. People are tired of the TC trying to turn the public square into an endless series of (rigged) boxing matches with masked pugilists. Good grief it’s like a Jack Black movie – but in dead earnest.

  3. Gregory Iwan
    April 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    There was a “removal” in 1963, and look where that got us. And that was an inside job. That is why I look at the current flap about the Secret “Service” and shudder. It makes me wonder if JAck Ruby’s kin/descendants own a bar somewhere in South or Central America (figuratively). The last time there was a revolution in this country from the LEFT was . . . er, — there hasn’t been one. But the other side?

    I know about anger. I own it. I try to rise above. But it is like the Chinese saying about revenge: before you go there, dig two graves.

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