Another fake “seditious conspiracy” conviction.
We must pass a law giving both defendants and prosecutors the right to change venues in politically-charged cases where the local… inhabitants and Regime Enforcers of the judiciary are strongly biased to one side or another. In fact, it’s an absolute scandal that this law doesn’t already exist.
Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for his involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol — the longest sentence handed down to date and the first for a charge of seditious conspiracy.”You, sir, present an ongoing threat and a peril to this country, to the republic and to the very fabric of our democracy,” said U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, characterizing Rhodes as a uniquely powerful driver of the threat to democracy that day. “You are smart, you are compelling, and you are charismatic. Frankly, that is what makes you dangerous.”
Let me translate: You are an articulate spokesman for a political cause that threatens The Regime, so you must be put in the gulag.
Is this America?
I’m loyal to America, but I’m sure the hell not loyal to whatever this sh1thole we’re living in is called.
Rhodes, 58, is the first of 14 Jan. 6 defendants, including nine Oath Keepers, to face sentencing after being convicted of — or pleading guilty to — seditious conspiracy. Enrique Tarrio, who was the national chairman of the far-right Proud Boys on Jan. 6, was convicted of the charge earlier this month.Prosecutors say Rhodes masterminded a weekslong effort to derail the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, marshaling dozens of allies across the country to descend on Washington on Jan. 6. Rhodes and his allies spent weeks pressing Trump to forcibly prevent Congress from certifying the election — and girded for violence even if Trump refused. Rhodes also encouraged Oath Keepers to assemble an arsenal of weapons just outside of Washington that could be deployed to the city if necessary.
Antifa literally does this every other month.
But they’re “just a myth,” right?
Ultimately dozens of members of the Oath Keepers surged with the pro-Trump mob into the Capitol, while Rhodes rallied them from outside the building.
Dozens of people trespassing!
Can you imagine something like that? Politically-motivated people trespassing in political buildings?!
This is literally the go-to tactic of every leftwing group in America when a state legislature is attempting to pass a law they oppose.
It was a brazen attack that threatened the most important and vulnerable part of American democracy, prosecutors said, urging Mehta to issue a sentence of at least 25 years.Mehta largely agreed with prosecutors’ characterization of Rhodes’ role as a leader of the Jan. 6 attack and agreed to classify his crimes as an act of terrorism against the government, a categorization that sharply increased his ultimate sentence.
“What we cannot have — we absolutely cannot have — is a group of citizens who because they didn’t like the outcome [of the 2020 election] were then prepared to take up arms in order to foment a revolution,” Mehta said. “That’s what you did.
That’s literally what antifa did after the 2016 election — and then they violently attacked people leaving the Republican National Convention in 2020, decking Rand Paul in the face, for example.
No “seditious conspiracy” there. No “terrorism” there.
It used to be said that the State had the monopoly on the legitimate use of violence.
Now it’s the State and their protected, promoted Street Militias in antifa and BLM.
And if anyone watches the State encouraging those violent paramilitaries and coddling them, and thinks, “Say, that’s how you advance your cause in America now” and tries to emulate them, the State quickly reminds you that only some paramilitaries have the right to throw molotov cocktails at cop cars and burn down courthouses.
18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy
Trump could be so charged. If there’s strong enough evidence that January 6 was planned with the intention of stopping the electoral count and using phony electors to overturn the election, he likely will be.
That’s what you’re guilty of, yes.
As far as the Proud Boys and Oathkeepers, it’s totalitarianism of the Left, 101.
Proudboys were defending us from antifa: entrap and arrest.
The Oathkeepers were a legal, organized militia made up of Veterans: entrap and arrest.
Not rocket science.
And if you try to charge Trump, you’ll declare yourself a traitor and be tried, and sentenced with what traitors get sentenced with.
Just leave him alone, silly goose.
I won’t be charging anyone. I’m only an observer of current events. The only say I have about anything is at the ballot box.
Nah. You’re supporting actual sedition and treason.
You’ve also supporting TAKING our say at the ballot box.
If Musk paid half a billion dollars to harvest votes from poor rednecks who would never get to the box on their own, you’d be crying about how the election is rigged.
Because it would be.
Dominion, mules, wrong paper sizes, $400 million from Zucks, FBI treason on social media.
This isn’t a democracy.
…and not a damn bit of credible evidence supporting any of it.
The real problem is the bottom right quadrant’s power over the bottom left quadrant.
You mean damning and credible. The 2020 election was rigged. No sane person thinks otherwise. Only desperate partisans clinging to their dying cause continue to lie like you.
Not sure how people like you keep going with the “it didn’t happen” self-deception.
The real problem is the Left became the stupid, uneducated fundamentalist zealots that they thought they were fighting…so much so that they broke the rule of law, decency, and honor because a regime convinced them that becoming Nazis was “to stop nazis.”
Just like in Germany.
Why won’t Chris Wray comply with the subpoena request for information on the January 6 pipe bomber?
Another black on white hate crime. Just like the dirtbag who shot Ashli Babbitt.
Or as President Trump would say, ” a thug”
The three richest families in America own more than the entire lower 50 percent of the population. Republicans are ready to let the poor suffer to maintain such inequity. The problem is the GOP’s repeated corporate and high income tax cuts.
Democrats are liars and criminals. There would be no debt limit crisis had the Democrats not spent so goddamn much money we didn’t have. What happened to Pelosi’s “PayGo”? Why can’t the Democrats accept the fact that funds are not limitless and there is only so much money that can be squeezed out of taxpayers? Even if you take every penny the “rich” have, we can’t make a dent in the debt. Democrats are nothing but lying thieves.
05/25/23 – Texas lawmakers issue 20 articles of impeachment against state Attorney General Ken Paxton
Right. It’s all “the corrupt political establishment.” I’m so tired of hearing that particular tune from every conman, grafter, grifter, fraud and thief that calls himself a political leader.
If Democrats hadn’t all destroyed their credibility with their endless attempts to take out political opponents by false accusations they can’t defeat at the ballot box, this might raise an eyebrow. Why don’t you goddamn Democrats grow up?
What will it take for you to finally admit idiot Biden is corrupt?
They’ve really done a job on their target audience, but that’s a conman’s fundamental skill.
greg, you people paid for a fake dossier to undermine and weaken a legal president, all because you didn’t win.
That’s treason, and that’s what you’ve done.
Again, you and all your sources have been PROVEN to be liars and completely lacking in credibility. Only a delusional idiot believes the lies from Democrats and leftists; they have no morality, no restrictions on lying, no respect for the truth. They’ve done the same thing to DeLay, Perry, Tower, Moore, Gaetz, Jordan and, of course, Trump.
Now, when will you admit idiot Biden is a corrupt piece of shit? The evidence is clear. $5 million bribe to turn on his own country.
Hell, that’s just part of the Democrat job description.
So how specifically do Republican’s let the poor suffer? I see cities run by Democrats like Baltimore, Chicago and San Francisco all run by Democrats that have plenty of suffering poor and no Republicans in sight. Why are Democrats letting the poor suffer there? Here’s a clue government welfare does not bring people out of government induced poverty, it by and large enslaves them to it. Just what Democrats want a built in voter base dependent on them. Reminder, Trump raised taxes on the rich, limited deductions wealthy Democrats used to paying less, and Pelosi and company had fits. Wanted their tax dodge back asap. After decades of government welfare programs and trillions spent to fix it the poverty rate is in percent terms about the same as prior to the first dollar spent. Are we getting our monies worth or is it just a big vote buying scheme?
Raising taxes on corporation that they pass along to consumers who pay more for goods and services. Thereby affecting to poor the hardest who can least afford it. Corporations also pull up stakes and move out of the country causing job loss here and again affecting the poor by creating more of them. Many of us have investments in our 401k’s and brokerage accounts and we like profits as those can get passed along as dividends. Even the poor can participate if they choose to. Unless of course inflation shows up and eats up all the money the poor have. Biden and company are pushing a “green” agenda that will surely spend trillions we don’t have, raise energy prices (see inflation) and hurt the poor first and hardest. It will also do zero to the earth’s temperature. You don’t care it’s all Republicans fault. You really should try reading to Thomas Sowell on economics.
Here’s Biden latest dictate.
This is why Democrats vehemently oppose work requirements for welfare recipients. Trump eliminated the tax deduction for state income taxes, which allowed Democrat states to pass their income taxes along to the general taxpayers. This made the pain of inflated state income taxes felt by the state citizens and put pressure on Democrat state governments. Democrats couldn’t get rid of THAT fast enough.
Democrats don’t care that their “tax the corporations” bullshit is nothing but a tax on the consumers. They just want the money, which they use to buy votes and line their own pockets. They don’t care or are ignorant of the fact that corporate taxes makes US products less competitive with foreign products and, in time, costs good US jobs. They think the solution to that is to raise the minimum wage for the shitty jobs, which is all that will be left.
The true goal of the “green agenda” is to further separate the elites and what will be a massive lower class. No more middle class. Everyone but the wealthy elites will live in crowded tenements in crowded cities with brown-outs and packed, dangerous mass transit taking them to pathetic, low-paying jobs.
It’s well demonstrated that Democrat polices keep people poor.
It’s well documented that you say such things without backing them up with evidence or logical argument.
Before Social Security, poverty in old age was the norm.
Before Medicare, the elderly had far more limited access to healthcare.
Before Food Stamps, millions of children of impoverished families were malnourished.
The evidence was prone in a chokehold on a subway bus in New York City…
Didn’t’ you just recently say that is what causes revolutions? Why, yes, you did. Tell me, Comrade Idiot, what was the total wealth of the families of Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and John Rockefeller in 1901? How much do you think 50 percent of the population was making then? What would be the value of the over $400 million that Carnegie sold Carnegie Pittsburgh Steel for?
Really? And so you argue with this:
“groups that historically have had low wealth had notable increases in median wealth from 2016 to 2019. For Black families, Hispanic families and families with a high school degree (but no more), these impressive gains ranged from 25% to 60%.”
St. Louis Fed
Remind us again who was President in 2017, 2018 and 2019. I have do doubt you will come back with some bullsh!t that all that wealth gain for lower income minorities was due to something that Obama did (not do).
So when, under Trump, the tax deduction for high value homes, owned by the wealth (mostly Democrats) had a fair limit placed on it, you’re tell us that was really a Dem move?
You’ve spewed your bullsh!t for so long I think you really believe it now.
Obama, Hillary, Brennan, Rice, idiot Biden, Comey, McCabe, Clinesmith and numerous others should be charged with, not seditious conspiracy, but SEDITION. They actively carried out a plot, first, to influence the 2016 election and then to have the duly elected President of the United States removed from office by criminal means. Other than this, there has been no sedition, conspiracy or otherwise.
Democrats are the traitors. Democrats carry out the violence. Democrats violate the laws. Democrats trample the Constitution. Democrats are destroying this nation.
There’s your problem. There is no evidence, strong or otherwise.
The January 6 Committee laid the groundwork; the ongoing Special Counsel investigation has picked up where they left off.
Anyone who thinks the lies Trump and his accomplices told about massive election fraud, the Stop the Steal Rally, a mob laying siege to the Capitol to stop the electoral count, and the pre-positioning of phony electors was all coincidental and not a matter of a coordinated conspiracy isn’t thinking clearly.
Do you really think it’s worth taking down our Republic instead of just eating crow?
You’re dead wrong and you know it. Joe Biden was installed as a dictator on January 6th. The federal government is weaponized against we normal Americans, engineering a CIA style false flag on the steps of our own capital.
There’s no going back. You people either keep installing your authoritarian state, or we stop you.
The United States as we know it is gone, all because you couldn’t respect democracy.
Trump doesn’t care about the Constitution or the Republic any more than he cares about Christian morality.
How many times were Obamas edicts found unconstitutional?
44 unanimous losses!
Sen. Obama, who has taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago, has regularly referred to himself as “a constitutional law professor,” most famously March 30, 2007
Supreme Court advocate Miguel Estrada put it a few years ago when asked to opine on the administration’s poor record: “When you have a crazy client who makes you take crazy positions, you’re gonna lose some cases.”
So the reason this president has done so poorly at the high court is because he sees no limits on federal—especially prosecutorial—power and accords himself the ability to enact his own legislative agenda when Congress refuses to do so. The numbers don’t lie.
Your opinion, meathead just like your asshole.
The vaxx brain shines ever bright.
Sure they did. Because having mock hearings with totally partisan, one-sided inquisitors is how Democrats do business. The release of the videos the Democrats tried to keep hidden totally destroyed their credibility, as if they ever had any. We need to know how many FBI assets were in action that day and what they were doing. This has all the earmarks of a government operation and the Democrats are certainly low enough to carry such a disgusting fete out.
The REAL coup, which you try to sidestep, was carried out by Obama, Hillary, Brennan, Rice, idiot Biden, Comey, McCabe, Clinesmith and numerous others. THEY carried out the seditious plot against our government to try and stop the peaceful transfer of power and, failing that, have the last lawfully elected President this nation has seen removed from office by illegal means.
Oh, and… STATE FARM ARENA. You still have to answer for that and all the rest.
What will it take for you to finally admit idiot Biden is corrupt and a traitor?
The Durham report proves that against the FBI, Clinton and BHO.
Walk around the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, and you are a domestic violent extremist terrorist hunted by the FBI.
Drive a U-Haul into the White House security perimeter, waving a Nazi flag, while admitting you are trying to kidnap and murder the president and vice-president, and you are a bad driver. Then the Feds drop almost all charges.
Seems likeIf it was a managed event, then why bury it so quickly and with so little fanfare? Did it not go off as planned?
If it was an un-managed event, then what is being hidden from the public regarding the background of the driver?
This has the feel of an abandoned storyline to me, but in either event this is just odd. There is some reason the government wants this story to go away, and to go away quickly.
Suspicious Eddie is, well, suspicious.
I think it’s all psyops, especially to inculcate those of us who resist to simply get demoralized.
Was his name “van der Luube, by any chance?
Curt that plan had to be snuffed no one was buying the crap from new diversity hires at the CIA.
Who is Ray Epps?
Just another FBI/CIA patsy, but he might have proof or would have been in the DC gulag.