SEDITION, An Old Word That Needs Reviving

Sedition
SE.DI.TION
səˈdiSH(ə)n/
noun
Def. Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state
Is SEDITION illegal?
Sedition is the crime of revolting or inciting revolt against government. However, because of the broad protection of free speech under the first amendment, prosecutions for sedition are rare.
Sedition is an old word, that in my opinion, needs to be revived. The First Amendment guarantees that we, United States Citizens, have freedom of speech. It is a guarantee that I have hung my hat on many times in the past, and a right that under no circumstance can be denied. We must all feel that we have a right to express ourselves.
A Senator’s Oath of Office:   “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Having offered all of the above, I believe, in my heart of hearts, that Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schumer stepped beyond the First Amendment and went against his oath of office during a NYC Rally against President Trump’s recent immigration order. Schumer, within his rights and oath of office, laid out his beliefs that the immigration order went against everything that America stood for. So far, he is within his First Amendment Rights and just barely within his Official Obligatatory Oath. However, he then pumped and riled the crowd to a frenzy, and at its peak, repeatedly pounded the podium, screeching and screaming, over and over again, “DUMP TRUMP, DUMP TRUMP, DUMP TRUMP”. By doing so, Schumer, in my opinion, overstepped his bounds, revoking his Constitutional Rights and invoked an ACT of SEDITION.
We, law abiding, tax paying, well meaning United States Citizens, have heard so much of this type of oratory lately that we tend to shrug it off as “dissatisfaction and reaction by the losing opposition”. Well, enough is enough, for me at least. The President of the United States is the Constitutionally anointed leader of these United States, which Schumer, and others of his ilk, have Constitutionally sworn to defend, and to bear true faith and allegiance.
“SEDITION”, I shout at the top of my register. Schumer needs, as a minimum to be censured and as a maximum removed from his Senate seat.

A Border Fence Is Not Isolationsim

Border Fence

Building a Border Fence is not ISOLATIONISM.  Isolationism is defined as: a policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries.

We are surrounded on two and a half sides by Oceans, Gulfs and Great Lakes (95,000 miles or 93%), one side by a country that mutually respects borders (5,525 miles or 5%), and one half side by people who disrespect borders (1,989 miles or 2%). If we are labled isolationists today it is by geographical conditions only and certainly not by political choice.

The United States was Isolationist from its inception until 1941. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, we began to intermingle in the affairs and interests 0f other groups. Once that event happened, there was no turning back to Isolationism by the United States. We mingled in North Africa, Southern Europe, England, and Western Europe and the Pacific as a direct result of WWII. Since then we have mingled in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, The Koreas, the Vietnams and on and on, spreading the word of democracy; sometimes successfully, sometimes not. The United States mindset is not Isolationist.

Drug running across the border began in earnest in the 70’s, human trafficing, beginning at the turn of the century, flourished in the 70’s anad 80’s and still goes strong today; along with other illegal activities such as money laundering, contraband and sex trafficing. In the pursuit of illegal activities come the bad guys and undesireables. Left leaning policies of the 80’s made the situation worse. A sanctuary city is a city in the United States or Canada that adopts local policies designed to not prosecute people solely for being an illegal alien, which we now see has been taken to extremes.

Because of the North American appetite fed by the illegal Central and South American supply lines flourish, there can be no doubt that the level of abuse has reached epidemic proportion, and every responsible citizen wants it stopped. A wall is inevitable, 16,500 more patrolmen are inevitable.