incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
Archaic. rebellious disorder.
Several weeks ago the troll known as Joe Klein, a columnist for the increasingly irrelevant Time Magazine, along with John Heilemann, co-author of the Obama wet kiss Game Change accused Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin of sedition for their stand against Obama and Obamacare. What they are really saying is that to oppose Obama is racist and seditious. Since nothing Beck, Limbaugh and Palin have said comes anywhere close to inciting rebellion (except maybe among liberals) we can only assume that Klein and Heilemann are hopelessly biased and/or delusional.
Of course these two didn't actually cite any specific statements which is the modus operandi of Alinskyites, leftists, progressives, socialists, communists, Maoists and all of the other liberal scum that dominate the lamestream media.
Herewith Klein and Heilemenn pontificate:
KLEIN: You know, I did I did a little bit of research just before the show, it's on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of sedition, which is "conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state." And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck, and to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right next right up close to being seditious.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: OK.
HEILEMANN: Well, and this is and, you know, Joe's right, and I I'll name another person. You know, name Rush Limbaugh, you know, who uses this phrase constantly, talks about the Obama administration as a regime.
Glenn Beck's response on his radio show:
GLENN: Okay, stop, stop, stop. How many times did Time magazine call the Bush administration a regime?
PAT: I think it was 16 in all. They called the first time they called the Bush administration a regime was one month into his administration. One month.
PAT: You know, because Chris Matthews himself has said it, the New York Times has said it and I think Time said it the most. I think it was 16 times, his own publication.
GLENN: All right. So this is ridiculous. Now for someone to speak out is sedition. I would challenge you to find that in the words of our founders. In fact, I believe it's in the Declaration of Independence that when a people find the government to be oppressive, it is our duty, and I'm not even going here. It's our duty to shake it off and to reconstitute a new government.
PAT: This is something that Judge Napolitano talked about at the American Revival a lot is the Sedition Act of 1798 with John Adams. It's so dangerous because they have this threat, we thought, and I think it was legitimate from the French that they were going to overthrow our government. They got nervous about that and so they passed this alien and sedition act.
GLENN: And it's exactly where Thomas Jefferson and names I mean, and John Adams went awry. John Adams Thomas Jefferson, he doesn't even have president of the United States on his tombstone. He didn't want to be the president.
And in the wake of the new Arizona anti-illegal immigration law we can see actual sedition on display:
Ron Gochez, currently a HISTORY teacher at Santee H.S. in Los Angeles committing sedition on May 1, 2007 at a La Raza (The Race) rally at UCLA.
We are a revolutionary Mexican organization here. We understand that this is not just about Mexico. It's about a global struggle against imperialism and capitalism… At the forefront of this revolutionary movement is La Raza. We will no longer fall for these lies called borders. We see America as a northern front of a revolutionary movement… Our enemy is capitalism and imperialism.
Blah Blah Blah. Where are you on this one Joe and John? We are waiting for your indignation……(cue the chirping crickets).
Oh we forgot, this "professor" is one in along list of your favorite "oppressed" and aggrieved minorities. We are not allowed to criticize.
You folks in California are paying this scumbag's salary. Here is Gochez's contact info...let's see if we can him fired:
Phone: (213) 763-1000
Los Angeles Unified School District Tel: 213-241-7000
email@example.com Los Angeles Board of Education: Tel: 213-241-6389
This is the kind of Leftist Reconquista drivel that is practiced by any number of "Hispanic Studies" and "Ethnic Studies" phony professors (PhD's come cheap these days)at taxpayers expense including California State University at Northridge's Rudolfo Acuna, who teaches that California is really just part of Mexico. The bar for becoming a state teacher hasn't been this low since Colorado State University's Ward Churchill got tossed out on his Communist ass for calling the three thousand that died on 9/11 "little Eichmanns."
Arizona, to its credit, has decided to defund all of these fake studies at the State Universities such as women's studies, black studies, Hispanic studies, Arab studies, Pacific Islander studies, peace studies and ethnic studies, all of which prepares our budding scholars for nothing more than a career in academia. While they are at it maybe they can kick La Raza, MEChA and The Muslim Peoples Liberation for Oppressed This and That Whatever Organization (CAIR, Hamas and Hezbollah) off campus as well.
This kind of sedition also led to the situation at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill California where white students were threatened with suspension for wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Apparently, the genius assistant principle, Miguel Rodriguez had been warned by some "European" students (honestly, who talks like this?) that there would be trouble if these students displayed the American flag on this "holiday". Cinco de Mayo is really just an excuse to get hammered on tequila every May 5. We at Neville doubt the veracity of Mr. Rodriguez's claim.
The students wore the t-shirts anyway and were hauled down to the principle's office amid cheers from Hispanic students shouting "Me-he-co!, Me-he-co!." That's "Mexico!, Mexico!" for all of you pro-American, nativist, racist, bigoted, hate-filled, knuckle-dragging white folks.
The students and their parents have stated that no apology to the Hispanic students will be forthcoming. Good for them. There was also a three-hour demonstration in support of the students from almost 100 American flag-waving Tea Partiers.
In the final analysis, using John Heilemann and Joe Klein as a standard for behavior, dissent (remember the liberal mantra Dissent is Patriotic during the Bush years?), flying the flag, supporting the Constitution, defending the border and standing up for one's country are now acts of sedition.
The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act (18 U.S.C. § 2385) of 1940
Partial text of the The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act (18 U.S.C. § 2385) of 1940:
"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."
It also required all non-citizen adult residents to register with the government; within four months, 4,741,971 aliens had registered under the Act's provisions.
The Act is best known for its use against political organizations and figures. Prosecutions continued until a series of United States Supreme Court decisions in 1957 threw out numerous convictions under the Smith Act as unconstitutional.
The statute remains on the books, however.
The Act was proposed by Congressman Howard W. Smith of Virginia, a Democrat and a leader of the "anti-labor" bloc of Congressmen. It was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.