The insurrection of January 6 checked all the boxes of and insurrection.
America in general and Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW) in particular. What Else Do we need to: SEE, HEAR or KNOW…For Trump to be charged with Insurrection: Coup, treason, Domestic terrorism or Sedition.
Quoting Kaitlin Miller, of the Tribune Content Agency, The January 6 committee, in its final public hearing until the fall, presented damning new evidence highlighting then-President Donald Trump‘s three-hour refusal to publicly condemn the unfolding insurrection at the US Capitol or to call off the violent mob.
At this same time President-elect Joe Biden and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both denounced the mob’s actions as “insurrection,” while other politicians, commentators and spectators alike threw around terms like “coup,” “treason,” “sedition” and “domestic terrorism” to describe what transpired. The insurrection of January 6 checked all the boxes of and insurrection. Insurrection, or rebellion, is a crime under Title 18 of the US Code, punishable by a fine, a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, or both. Being found guilty of insurrection also makes someone ineligible to hold office in the United States.
What legally qualifies as treason, sedition, domestic terrorism or a coup?
What is treason?
Treason can broadly mean betrayal or treachery, but it is a federal crime — and the only crime expressly defined by the Constitution. Treason only applies to American citizens and can be committed by “levying war” against the U.S. or by giving American enemies “aid and comfort.” Both of these crimes require concrete action as well as an intent to betray the nation, according to the National Constitution Center. There have only been a few treason prosecutions in American history, and there has only been one person indicted for treason since 1954 and the last time someone was convicted was in 1952.
What is sedition?
Sedition is a federal crime that falls short of the offense of treason. While the crime of treason requires action, sedition is any conspiracy to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force the government of the United States. This includes preventing, hindering or delaying the execution of any law of the United States or seizing, taking or possessing any property of the United States. Merely advocating for the use of force does not qualify as sedition as it is.
What is a coup?
A coup is the sudden removal or displacement of authority that takes place outside the bounds of the law. So impeachment, which is a constitutional process for removing the president from office, is not a coup. Coup is short for the French term “coup d’etat,” which means overthrowing the government. Advocating for the overthrow of the government is a federal crime that includes advocating, abetting, advising or the necessity of overthrowing or destroying the U.S. government by force or violence, or by the assassination of any government officials. It also applies to anyone organizing, joining or affiliating with a group that encourages overthrowing the government.
What legally qualifies as domestic terrorism?
The 2001 Patriot Act expanded the government’s definition of terrorism to cover domestic, as opposed to international, terrorism. Under the U.S. code, domestic terrorism is defined as violent acts that are committed within the U.S. and are a violation of federal or state criminal laws that are intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. The FBI characterizes domestic terrorism as violent extremism meant to further ideological goals stemming from political, religious, social, racial or environmental influences.
We want to see everyone involved the insurrection up to, and including January 6 brought to justice. VP Pence, did more than Trump, but we’re not that happy with him either. He could have helped avoid the second impeachment and this committee, had he invoke the 25th amendment, if there was ever a time to use it, January 6, was it. All of those in Trumps inner circle are responsible for January 6, especially some House and Senate Members. We need this to be more expeditious than the Mueller Report.
GMW: We have a midterm election to win, and codify Row v Wade, And, by the Grace of God we’re going to do it. Each of us need to be reminded of JFK quote of 1962, “ Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Remember the almost 3 hours of inactivity of January 6, 2021. Then vote you conscious and your integrity, come November 8, 2022.