Sic semper proditores (Thus always to traitors)

BundyOK, all you supposed “Constitutionalists” out there.  By that I mean the right wing types who somehow believe that there is a “right” to rebellion.

Even more importantly, you believe that you are in some way a patriot for making that type of comment.

Listen up:

  1.  The Constitution makes it clear that waging war on the US is treason (Article III, Section iii–it’s the only crime mentioned in the Constitution!). 18 USC Chapter 115 tells you what laws you are violating and it was passed in accordance with US Constitution Article VI.
  2.  The Second Amendment does not explicitly repeal any of the main Constitutional provisions relating to treason and insurrection.
  3.  Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it is unconstitutional.
 Dennis v. United States, 341 U.S. 494 (1951) puts paid to the insurrectionist theory:
“The obvious purpose of the statute is to protect existing Government, not from change by peaceable, lawful and constitutional means, but from change by violence, revolution and terrorism. That it is within the power of the Congress to protect the Government of the United States from armed rebellion is a proposition which requires little discussion. Whatever theoretical merit there may be to the argument that there is a “right” to rebellion against dictatorial governments is without force where the existing structure of the government provides for peaceful and orderly change.”

Verb sap.

Actually, I probably still need to explain the above passage for the low information and misinformed members of the reality challenged right wing:

As long as there is a functional system of government, there is no conceivable way that you can use violence or intimidation.  This seems to be lost on the reality challenged right wing.


One thought on “Sic semper proditores (Thus always to traitors)

  1. Now that the ‘occupation’ is ended, what did all of it prove? Not much more than the facts that anarchists are still alive and well and living in our country. Oh, and, that someone was killed over nothing.

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