A week or so ago I added a new bookmark category to my Google Chrome setup, one I called (for probably obvious reasons) “Wingnuttistan.” Courtesy of what was actually rather limited browsing on my part, it grew far more rapidly than I’d have ever presumed possible. The titles themselves pretty much shout the undercurrent and the essence of the topic/subject of the top four, but for the curious a simple click will complete the task:
And then there was this one, courtesy of Rachel Maddow via Daily Kos:
Which led me, for clarification purposes, here:
Sedition is defined by Merriam-Webster online, as “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.” And in more encyclopedic detail, as the:
Crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction. Because it is limited to organizing and encouraging opposition to government rather than directly participating in its overthrow, sedition is regarded as falling one step short of the more serious crime of treason. In the U.S. the display of a certain flag or the advocacy of a particular movement, such as syndicalism, anarchism, or communism, has periodically been declared seditious. More recently, the courts have applied a more stringent test of sedition to ensure that constitutional guarantees regarding freedom of speech are not abridged. (underline added)
My question is a simple one: WHY have there been no official charges of Sedition against the various and effectively uncountable elements of the extreme right “Wingnuttistan” movement that is so currently prominent in the United States? What are ‘they’ waiting for? Gunfire? Wanton death of innocent people?