18 U.S. Code § 2383 defines “sedition” as “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”.
Five days ago, on February 28, 2017, United States Senate Democrats posted on their Facebook page, an extraordinary video of former Obama Administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling on — inciting — Democrats to effectively commit sedition by resisting and overthrowing President Trump, a duly-elected President of the U.S.A., with marches, blood, and death.
Here’s the video, followed by my transcript:
“I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for so many people. I know this is a time of concern for people who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on, and even being rolled back.
I know that this is difficult, but I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our founding fathers, and that it has been people — individuals who have banded together — ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the difference. They marched, they bled. Yes, some of them have died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before. We can do this again.“
If President Trump and AG Jeff Sessions do not put an end to these calls to sedition by arresting Loretta Lynch and Senate Democrats (who give their imprimatur and approval by posting Lynch’s video call to sedition on their Facebook page), then Trump can bid his presidency farewell.
Update (July 2, 2018)
As you can see, YouTube took down the video. But you can see it here: