Written on Sunday, February 24, 2013 by Sean Aland
With many unanswered questions still looming large from the Fast and Furious investigation, Occupy Wall Street, and the 9-11 Attack on the American consulate in Benghazi it is time to ask whether the Obama administration with its reckless policies to “fundamentally change America” is guilty of sedition or perhaps even treason.
Webster’s defines sedition as, Crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction. Because it is limited to organizing and encouraging opposition to government rather than directly participating in its overthrow, sedition is regarded as falling one step short of the more serious crime of treason. In the U.S. the display of a certain flag or the advocacy of a particular movement….(such as anarchism, or communism).
Knowingly illegally arming Mexican drug cartels to gain evidence to abridge the second amendment is violence against lawful civil authority, even if it does not result in the murder of a law enforcement official, which Fast and Furious did. This administration supported the Occupy Wall Street (OWS), a movement that was rife with socialists and anarchists calling for the overthrow of our government and economy, often resorting to violence with the blessings of former advisors. The Failed Gun running operation to arm Libyan rebels in Benghazi resulted in the consulate being overrun and four American lives being lost. Without delving into the administration’s policies, these three cases show an obvious tie to “organizing and encouraging opposition to government” as well as “advocacy” in the case of the OWS movement.
Treason is defined as, Offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country or of assisting its enemies in war. In the U.S., the framers of the Constitution defined treason narrowly—as the levying of war against the U.S. or the giving of aid and comfort to its enemies…
In all three of the examples mentioned above the administration directly or indirectly assisted our enemies in time of war. In the case of Benghazi and Fast and Furious the gun running provided aid… to our enemies. If they used the weapons against us did they levy war? The drug cartels are enemies of the U.S. Further, OWS wants to undermine our economy, which was Al-Qaida’s goal on 9-11. Both of these examples are a form of domestic terror. Since the Libyan rebels were assisted by the Muslim brotherhood that came from Egypt and has the same goals as Al-Qaida, the administration is guilty of encouraging terrorism against the U.S. Ask, were the weapons given to the rebels passed through to Al-Qaida and used against us in the consulate attack?
We have seen the lack of cooperation by the DOJ in the Fast and furious Investigation, praise for the OWS demonstrations by the president, and the great Benghazi cover-up after the Consulate attack , yet we still do not know the truth regarding guns, intelligence, security, and missing weapons. The administration shared the bogus story regarding a video about Mohammed the pedophile and womanizer as the cause of the attack. Then the State Department said it was a planned 9-11 terrorist attack and not a demonstration about a video. What will the next STORY be? We have heard that the president knew, did not know, went to bed, never called, etc. which brings to mind something I was told as a child: “When you tell the truth, the story doesn’t change.” One thing is certain, with all the changes to the Benghazi story that have come out of the Obama Administration, someone is lying and others are covering it up.
Call it the total incompetence of this administration with guns and OWS or the A,B, C, foreign policy, (Appease, Apologize, Bow down to out of a Lack Courage in the Face of Crisis), that actually led to this latest round of terrorist attacks. The Obama Administration has ignored the truth about Fast and Furious, hoping it will go away. Now it appears they are doing the same with the Benghazi gun running operation. Whatever the facts are the American people deserve to know what occurred and why in each circumstance. Is this administration guilty of sedition and or Treason? The policies point to it and the actions scream it. The Obama camp has yet to truthfully respond about any of these cases, and continues to be evasive, unclear, and confusing
very effectively, with full media protection and complicity.
Brigitte Gabriel, a leading expert on Islamic extremism stated “It is such a shame that in our country today, we have an administration that is not forthright and truthful, and is more concerned with public appearances and elections than protecting America. It is shameful the way this administration has handled national security and foreign policy, to the point where we have become the laughingstock of our enemy…”
Sedition and treason aside, our lack of response only emboldens militant Islamists who understand and respect strength, not the weakness continually shown by this administration.
The president took the following oath of office “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” –Article II, Section 1, Constitution of the United States
With his administration bordering on sedition and treason, it is time for Obama to not only protect and defend the constitution but, as he stated in 2008, it is time for some “transparency, honesty and Change” before any more damage occurs to our nation.