Domestic Terrorists Attack Free Speech & First Amendment Rights
Violent radical left-wing rioters are part of ‘the enemy within’ and are themselves domestic terrorists aimed towards destroying our Constitutional Republic.
“These people are calling for open violence against the President and anyone else that gets in their way. This is clear domestic terrorism that is being encouraged and endorsed by some politicians, the news media, (and a particular billionaire sponsor). I am afraid if this is allowed to take its present course things are going to get out of control real fast…”
The following statements might even be accurate…
These are the ISIS trainees recently returned from terrorist training camps in Syria, Yemen and other islamist controlled countries.
These are the subversive scum our President is trying to stop from entering or re-entering the U.S. with his travel ban.
They are trained in promoting social upheaval and in anti-government violence, and they are aided and abetted by leftist billionaires, socialist universities and the media.
Their goal is nothing less than violent revolution and overthrow of the U.S. Constitutional Republic.
-by ‘Sealaw’ over at OathKeepers.org
There is a false narrative that the First Amendment somehow provides protesters with the right to use actions other than peaceful assembly and speech to protest against the actions, policies, politics or speech of others.
The Bill of Rights makes no distinction on what is acceptable or unacceptable speech.
However speech that poses an imminent danger of unlawful action, where the speaker has the intention to incite such action and there is the likelihood that this will be the consequence of his or her speech, may be restricted and punished by law. (Supreme Court ‘Brandenburg v. Ohio’)
Contrary to popular belief, the United States does not have laws against “hate speech” unless that speech is a criminal threat to place someone in fear of injury or death or is directed to inciting imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.
“The 1st Amendment does not permit protesters to block access to buildings, areas of assembly, roads or bridges. It does not allow protesters to infringe on the rights of anyone.”
– NavyJack of OathKeepers.org
He goes on to say,
The political left and those who subscribe to leftist anarchist and antifascist organizations have taken it upon themselves to limit free speech of those that do not subscribe to their political beliefs.
They have begun enforcing their own “hate speech” beliefs with force and with violence.
These individuals and organizations are promoting violence against any individual or organization that they disagree with.
They are seriously violating the U.S. Constitution and our laws. They are supported by politicians, law enforcement personnel and judges that have taken an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
These individuals and these organizations are domestic terrorists.
What is a domestic terrorist?
18 U.S. Code § 2331
(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
Are the individuals and sponsors who are responsible for these crimes “domestic terrorists”?
It does appear that their intentions and actions ‘fit’, with the exception (so far) of “mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping”. Certainly crimes are being committed which are currently going unpunished.
OathKeepers calls for action within their recent article, “Defending Freedom of Speech Against Violent Attacks from the Left” where they say,
Every Federal, State and local law enforcement officer and judge in the United States is responsible for enforcing 18 U.S. Code § 2331. Demand this law be enforced. Do it in writing. Speak up at city and county meetings. If you are a witness to a terrorist threat, report it and demand a copy of the report. Call the local news stations and make sure they get the story right and that blame is placed where it belongs. At least try.
We must be good citizens that recognize the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and defend the rights of all citizens to exercise their right to freedom of speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The right to peaceably assemble does not include the right to infringe on the rights of other citizens. It does not allow for the blocking of access to buildings, areas of assembly, roads or bridges.
Peaceful assembly in no way allows for protesters or demonstrators to break the law. This lunacy must end.
The politicians and the police departments that allow such behavior must be chastised for their complicity in restricting the rights of those inconvenienced by these actions. When we observe or are inconvenienced by these types of actions, we must be willing to file a report against those responsible. We must demand accountability of our elected leaders and law enforcement personnel. Take names. Take pictures. Get badge numbers. Demand action.
During my service I deployed on various platforms, including submarines, amphibious assault units and special boats. I participated in expeditionary and humanitarian missions to the North Atlantic, Iran, Beirut, Libya, and the Caribbean. I am a Patron Life Member of the NRA. I am an Oath Keeper Life Member.
As an ‘independent’ conservative minded individual, it has been astounding to observe what has been happening on the far left, the radicalism (domestic terrorists?), the full-on agenda support by the MSM and the obvious and well documented funding by George Soros as the First Amendment is twisted up while the rule of law is being vastly ignored in these regards.
Like someone said earlier, if this is allowed to take its present course things are going to get out of control real fast…
A structure always has a breaking point. We have already witnessed the fracturing of the structure itself. But how close are we to that ‘snap’? The attack is relentless and ‘the enemy within’ is well ensconced. They will not go quietly into the night…