Saturday, November 28, 2009

Limbaugh Commits Prosecutable Treason

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Rush Limbaugh has urged that a military coup overthrow the current government in Washington. That is a prosecutable crime called 'seditious treason' and there is probable cause to indict Rush Limbaugh and put him on trial.
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.
--18 U.S.C. § 2385 : US Code - Section 2385: Advocating overthrow of Government
Sedition refers to any overt conduct deemed by the legal authority as encouraging or supporting an insurrection against the established law and order. Limbaugh has advocated military insurrection, that the United States Military Academy detain and/or other wise 'arrest' Barack Obama, the legal and fairly elected President of the United States. Limbaugh is on record supporting a military coup. Given the price of 'air time' his support is material! It is an open and shut case of sedition.
Limbaugh's remarks should be placed in context --his record of bigotry, hate, and demagoguery. It has poisoned political debate, exploited the abandonment of the 'Fairness Doctrine' which previously guaranteed access to opposing views.
Limbaugh has made similar remarks before. Speaking of the Honduran coup Rush had this to say: "The coup was what many of you wish would happen here, without the military"; and, "If we had any good luck, Honduras would send some people here and help us get our government back".
Recently Newsmax columnist John L. Perry was disgraced and humiliated after making a similar suggestion. Newsmax immediately removed the column and distanced their publication from any affiliation with Perry.
Unfair and unbalanced, both Fox and Limbaugh have exploited positions of privilege. The fact is: media access is denied every one but the very, very, very rich and the very, very, very privileged. This will only change when an indictment for treason makes the point very clear to the right wing: with freedom of speech comes responsibility and there is, in fact, no freedom of speech in a nation that has denied that right to everyone but an increasingly tiny elite that is rich enough to own Clear Channel or FOX! Freedom of speech in America? Sure --but only if you happen to be rich!

Also see: Politics or sedition?, Rush Limbaugh calls for military coup

Following are some of the comments this article got on facebook:
Patricia Mangan
When is everyone going to say Enough is Enough?
Yesterday at 10:57pm · Delete

Patricia Mangan
He is sickening!
Yesterday at 10:58pm · Delete

David Richland
This prick needs to be thrown in jail. The fact that he walks free after spouting this treason is not just offensive - it hurts the credibility of the government. If someone had said this during the Bush administration they would have gone right to jail, no questions asked... and Bush would have been within his rights to incarcerate them. This kind of talk is just going to escalate until all traitors are held accountable.
Yesterday at 11:56pm · Delete

Ronald E Carson
What David said!!
12 hours ago · Delete

Madison Bradshaw
Rush never fails to amaze me. He constantly raises the bar for stupidity and also is truly an enemy of our country when he starts spouting out a call for a military coup. Absolutely, ditto what David said. NO ONE could get away with that if spoken during the Bush years even though he truly became guilty - and while in office - of committing ... See Morecrimes against humanity. Will we ever see justice done to Bush and his followers who are the cause of so many deaths - for a LIE! Then there's the issue about practically destroying our country economically, the list goes on. And the right - full of certified crazy ideas - get away with vocalizing this kind of spin. Joke? He may make it seem like he's joking - we know it's a subliminal message to agitate people in the hope of his sick ramblings becoming a reality.
11 hours ago · Delete

Billy Regan
I second time to prosecute Limbaugh. Put the sorry B
in jail and throw the key away. He needs to grab his
ears & snatch his head out of his A. How can who ever
he works for keep supporting him?
11 hours ago · Delete

Patricia Mangan
They all try to out do themselves by their stupidity and their hate!
7 hours ago 

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