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  •  Tell me (0+ / 0-)

    Where is the line in the sand?

    "Things are not as they appear to be, nor are they otherwise." - Buddha

    by US Blues on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 06:23:53 AM PDT

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    •  Certainly not with these actions (6+ / 0-)

      The Republicans are grandstanding. It's political theater. It's stupid. It's motivated by racism. But it is not sedition or treason.

      I actively opposed and protested against Bush's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. That doesn't make me seditious. I believe that Bush and Cheney should have been impeached and perp walked to The Hague. That doesn't make me a traitor.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 06:37:43 AM PDT

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    •  There's a bunch of lines... (1+ / 0-)
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      Sedition is rarely used because our constitutional rights (like freedom of speech) give us a lot of leeway. I suspect that sedition is limited along the lines of threats; they have to convey some sense of immediacy.

      Ergo, being a completely useless, even counterproductive and toolish "legislator," is not illegal even though it hurts the country. We all know, after all, that it is possible to hurt people via completely legal ways. Congress is only doing the same thing, attempting to hurt mainly those who did not vote for them, but mainly just those whom are in a lower economic strata from them.

      •  In my eyes (2+ / 0-)
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        Elected officials need to be held to a much higher standard of behavior, and if their behavior demonstrably hurts the country they should face serious consequences.

        "Things are not as they appear to be, nor are they otherwise." - Buddha

        by US Blues on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 08:09:44 AM PDT

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        •  Elected officials need to be held (1+ / 0-)
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          Elected officials need to be held to a much higher standard of behavior...

          Since they take an oath of office much like the one people in our military take, let's subject them to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) while they serve.  That would stop most of this kind of bullshit.

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