We are only ever a day away.

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RicInOR, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    Washington County
    I aim to misbehave Silver Supporter

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    Sedition. "conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state"

    "...Bausch...allegedly saying, “We should have never entered this war and this war should be stopped immediately and peace declared.”

    "after a trial that lasted a day-and-a-half, Bausch was convicted under Montana’s weeks-old Sedition Law and sentenced to four-to-eight years. "

    "In February 1918, Governor Sam Stewart called an emergency session of the legislature and within days the Montana Sedition Law passed. There was little opposition to the harshest law in the country, one that criminalized vague notions of “disloyal, profane, violent...or abusive language.” It passed unanimously."

    Every time anything is rushed thru congress, this is what I fear.
    Second only to laws named after people.

    We are only ever a day away.
  2. Martini_Up

    NW USA
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    Of course the people don't want war... That is understood. But... it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. — Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trials, 1946 f

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