One of my dearest and oldest friends was having a discussion with me the other day and we were talking about today’s political climate. I made the statement that “if the government doesn’t stop what it is doing, the populace are going to rise up, arm themselves and march on the Capitol”. I could hear the fear in his voice and he cautioned me that someone could be listening on the phone and that what I was saying was sedition. Sedition! Many things raced thru my mind and one of the first was the movie “Last of the Mohicans” (with Daniel Day Lewis) were the Colonel in the fort was talking about it being “sedition” for the militia wanting to go home and protect their homesteads and families from the marauding Indians that were murdering on the frontier. Sedition. Wanting to protect your own rather than a fort.
Webster’s version: sedition 1. incitement of discontent or rebellion againest a government. 2. any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion. syn. 1. insurrection, mutiny. See treason.
Our fore-fathers were accused of this yet we call them patriots. The Constitution they developed was to counter-man this situation. In 30 days our government has begun to lay waste our country….to the point of ruination of our economy, disgrace in the world’s eyes and loss of sovereignty. What have we for generations fought long and hard for? Our justice system is “picked” by the current political ideology. Our Congress lies to get into office and then distorts the Constitution for their own favor and beliefs. Our President and the cabinet he/she picks is apt to do whatever the prevailing wind blows. And my and others unhappiness-spoken, written or otherwise-may be considered sedition? If I wasn’t depressed before I am really bummed now. I don’t know if I am considered a patriot or am commiting treason.