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Of all crimes, sedition should include exclusion from society. One can hardly declare them outlaw*, there being no uncharted country whither the criminals might flee. So, prison is the only option.

*Outlaw in Germanic common law meaning: An outlaws property and self could be taken by anyone without recourse.


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I have noticed that when female Democrats are being interviewed they all tend to be nervous about their fellow representative, on the Republican side as well as the possibility of another riot.

A story. About 20 years ago we were in India at some kind kind of meeting and I was wandering around looking at stuff. I noticed a guy next to me and then noticed he was accompanied by a child and a bodyguard with a machine gun. I asked him about that. He told me he was a member of the Indian legislator and that they all had a bodyguard when they went out in public. From what I can tell we are headed in that direction. Its unfortunate. There are over 600 members of congress. I wonder how much its gonna cost us to give every one of them a 24 hour bodyguard.

Hopefully we will not need that. This means, however, that we are going to have to start paying attention to the FBI (their warnings about American terrorists have been duly ignored for years). I remember when the communist party was being dealt with. When that one ended it turned out that something like half the remaining Communists were members of the FBI (which always amused me). Was also a time when Trotsky folk owned the American Worker's Party (still out there). At the time they were very close to taking over the Seattle branch of the Democratic party but the FBI took care of that one.

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The House passed a bill yesterday to award medals to the Capital Police that were heroes on January 6th. 12 House Republicans voted against the bill. The reason they gave was because the bill referred to it as an "insurrection". I think everybody else voted for it. More than one of them said they feared prosecutors could use the fact that "resurrection" was used in a bill that is sure to pass in the Senate unchanged, and be signed into law by the President.

Their fear is reasonable:
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18 U.S. Code 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection

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.


The Supreme Court could not declare this statute unconstitutional because the 14th Amendment also contains much of the same language and disqualification from office.

Their careers in politics are at stake, if not their freedom for the next 10 years.

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Gosh, that would be a terrible shame! Are you saying that those who ignored the constitution and are against our democracy might be at risk? Really?

Their efforts to entertain us just goes on and on!

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