Arab Spring protests to come to the US?

Rebuild The Dream, a group headed by Anthony Van Jones, the former Special Advisor for Green Jobs under Obama, is launching an Egypt styled “Arab Spring” in the US. (Read the article here). I don’t know about you guys but wasn’t the “”Arab Spring” a violent overthrow of a sitting government? I do believe that is sedition.

Sedition as defined by the Miriam Webster dictionary is: incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.

According to 18 USC Chapter 115- Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Behaviors:

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

So Rebuild The Dream stating that they believe in launching any type of so-called protest such as an “Arab Spring,”  which in reality was a revolution, are committing Sedition against the United States of America and should be charged as such.

Caroline Murray of Rebuild The Dream has said, “We’re at a crossroads as a country. In recent years, millions have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty. We have to stand up to the people who caused of all this and confront the rampant greed and deliberate manipulation of our democracy and our economy by a tiny minority in the 1%.” If she is calling for peaceful demonstration and protests then have at it, that is her groups right. But if she is calling for violent protests and unlawful demonstration she needs to be charged and Rebuild the Dream should be labeled as a terrorist organization advocating the overthrow of the government. I disagree with a lot of the policies that have come out of the current administration, but I vote in elections and I call my representative when I have problems with the government. I do not threaten a Mid-East style revolt. And this threat coming from a group headed by a former Obama appointee, what does that say about our current crew of elected officials? We need to send them all packing and get a fresh group in Washington.



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