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Advocating the Overthrow of Government is a Crime

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

The comedian Sarah Silverman, who spoke at the DNC National Convention for Hillary, tweeted that her 10 million followers should “wake up & join the resistance” to President Donald Trump. She said: “Once the military is w/us fascists get overthrown. Mad king & his handlers go bye bye.” Silverman should be criminally indicted for that. Of course she will not be. The hate speech against Trump is astounding. Yet they protest saying that Trump is the one with hate speech. What is amazing is the public outcry for the overthrow of the government which is in fact a crime. If I suggest such a thing on this blog they would be storming in the windows. There is clearly a get out of jail free card protecting much of this dissent.

18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

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1 comment to Advocating the Overthrow of Government is a Crime

  • Ed_B

    “There is clearly a get out of jail free card protecting much of this dissent.”

    Well, there HAS been in the past but it should be noted that Trump does not play their game by their rules. He does his own thing and We the People are with him and not with the rioters and other criminals who oppose his legitimate presidency. Those of us who abhorred the Obama regime tolerated it because, unlike the lefto-communists here in the US, we believe in law and order. Since we believe in L&O, we also understand what “sedition” means and that those who are guilty of it can, should, will, and must be put on trial for it, convicted, and jailed (preferably at hard labor) for a significant portion of the rest of their miserable lives.

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