Item #366,720 in the archives of “The Left is and does, that of which it falsely accuses the Right.”
At MoveOn.org, more than 44,000 have called for the GOP leaders to be arrested for ‘seditious conspiracy’ over the recent government shutdown (and ‘default’ scare). As ZH points out, that’s more people than have signed up for Obamacare.
Needless to say, MoveOn’s petition is a FAIL on several levels:
- In essence, it’s a petition to suppress democracy and establish a one-party state.
- In the recent shutdown, it was Democrats who refused to pass House funding measures to maintain the government.
- In the recent default scare, it was President Obama who repeatedly threatened America with default, if he was not going to get his way.
- The petition doesn’t even get the ‘seditious conspiracy’ statute right. As Andrew McCarthy puts it, the real crime of
…seditious conspiracy is…about the use or planned use of force against the nation.
The statute (Section 2384 of the federal penal code), which is very straightforward and easily accessible online, targets those who conspire “to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or levy war against them, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States…”
Hmm, forcefully seizing U.S. property…as in, occupying it? Isn’t that what OccupyWallStreet did to some federal parks? What did the Left have to say, about them?