On Thursday, “Star Trek” actor and Twitter “activist” George Takei issued a tweet in which he expressed support for an “American Spring” to take out President Donald Trump for alleged attacks on women, immigrants and gays. As we noted here, it’s not the first time he’s done this and naturally, his apparent support of an insurrection didn’t sit too well with many on the social media site.
With attacks on immigrants, women and LGBTs, Trump has shown he must go. An American Spring is coming. Can we count on you to stand with us?
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 23, 2017
So, which “attacks” are these he’s referring to? Others wanted to know as well, because Takei failed to provide any evidence…
— American Patriot (@justicetime) February 23, 2017
— Deplorable Bikers (@jrooney49) February 23, 2017
But, others suggested Takei look up the definition of “sedition.”
— ?? KGB Chris ?? (@Cali_Deplorable) February 24, 2017
@GeorgeTakei You are advocating civil war with the legally elected government and law-abiding US Citizens who are trained with gun use. ?
— Doctor Sekzi (@DoctorSekzi) February 24, 2017
@GeorgeTakei you've lost it. This kind of language is dangerous.
— Bryan Mc Namara (@Bryanireland) February 23, 2017
Yes, it is dangerous. Sadly, it’s become a standard fallback position for the left. Martina Navratilova (yes, the former tennis star), for example, agreed with Takei and said she’s “all in” for the insurrection:
@GeorgeTakei yup:), I am all in as you know George:). Should we play some chess again?:):)
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 23, 2017
@GeorgeTakei wow…here's another Californian based Elite calling for Civil War. How shocking…
— Jimmie Webb (@webber1987) February 24, 2017
Not really. Since the November election, the left has been pushing for a second, bloody civil war, martial law, an insurrection, a coup d’etat and have even tried to bribe electors into supporting someone other than Trump.
Others reminded Takei of what happened after the last “Spring…”
Because the Arab Spring was such a resounding success? https://t.co/rkdtyWleYL
— Ian O'Doherty (@ian_odoherty) February 24, 2017
Which one of us should tell him the Arab Spring left mostly ruins and dictatorships in its wake? https://t.co/qWyf7OAlB7
— neontaster (@neontaster) February 24, 2017
Something, however, tells me that’s exactly what the left wants…
So you mean a series of highly volatile revolts which in many cases lead to power vacuums that are filled by the most power hungry? https://t.co/IIlXtd6L7Y
— Wizard of Cause (@wizardofcause) February 24, 2017
Yeah, something like that…
So what, exactly, does the law say about advocating insurrection and sedition the way Takei and his fellow leftists have been doing since November? Try this, for starters:
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
As for those advocating the overthrow of the government, the law adds:
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.
And for those conspiring to overthrow the government:
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, 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 contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
There’s more, here, but you get the point.
Maybe it’s time some of these laws were applied to those on the left who, like Takei, seem to think insurrection is a good idea…
- Racism? Pelosi, Takei, liberal hate machine freaks out over choice of Ben Carson as HUD Secretary
- Liberals threaten ‘American Spring,’ insurrection if Trump signs religious freedom executive order
- Sarah Silverman fantasizes about military coup against Trump
- Do liberals really want a second bloody civil war over Donald Trump?
- Actor Michael Shannon: Time for Trump voters to die
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