Donald Trump has threatened to send the U.S. military into the cities to deal with the rioting and looting going on by antifa and other elements in this apparently planned nationwide coordinated event that is supposedly in the name of George Floyd the victim murdered by a cop in Minneapolis.
Trump stated: “If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents … then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
As Jacob Hornberger pointed out, U.S. military are trained to shoot to kill, which they will do if ordered to do so. They do not question the orders. Unfortunately we have a very authoritarian President who doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights and due process even though he himself has been the victim of government apparatchiks violating his rights to due process!
We already have had many constitutional violations against the people committed by the governors and mayors who have ordered businesses shut down without any due process or any good reason, and dictated many other intrusions into the lives and economic activity of the people. Now a military invasion of the cities?
Military are trained to shoot to kill and are trained to leave their consciences at the door. And these days local and state police and other policing agencies have shown their lack of understanding of due process and the very freedom that America is supposedly all about.
For instance, Target Liberty reposted a tweet and video from Jack Posobiec, an alleged “alt-right” “Republican political operative,” who had posted the video from tweeter GoodNightHarlem. The video is by some people filming from their own home, just outside on their front porch, supposedly. And a bunch of supposedly Minneapolis National Guard (but looks to me like local police) go by on the street, supposedly enforcing a government-imposed curfew even though there is obviously no protest activity going on in that presumably quiet neighborhood. The government nazi goon thugs then order the people who are on their own property to go inside. The loudmouth government scum are yelling at them to get inside. (One says, “Light ’em up!”) And then the nazi neanderthal thug goons start shooting at the people! Wenzel at Target Liberty says those are “rubber bullets” (and the original tweeter, GoodNightHarlem, says it’s “paint canisters”) like that justifies the street criminals’ unwarranted violence against innocent people.
I went to that Posobiec tweet to see the comments by the people who read Posobiec’s Twitter. It was unbelievable just how ignorant some of the commenters are in their assuming that the people being fired upon were a part of any protest or rioting. KSauce writes: “think everyone had their chance to protest peacefully. They blew it” And Mrs. Horton writes: “Good that is what needs to happen. Saving lives.”
And we see just how the authoritarian people on the “right” are just like their counterparts on the left. Red-Pilled Dark Helmet says: “Got what they deserved.” Kelly T cheers: “About time. Good. There is NO RESPECT for rules or laws. This needs to change.”
Well excuse me, Kelly T, but the people who have no respect for rules or laws (such laws being the U.S. Constitution) are those violent antifa-like government goons, nazis and marauders who swore an oath to support and defend said Constitution.
But at least some people have some understanding and some level of decency, including Libertarian Redhead, who writes: “It shouldn’t have happened but those Jewish people should have just gotten on the cattle cars like they were told the first time. This is what you sound like.”
Exactly, Libertarian Redhead.
Continuing with the ignorant, authoritarian sheeple. Joshua says, “If you listen carefully you can hear ‘light em up’ we’re finally getting some law and order.”
Obviously, Joshua’s view of “law and order” is the antifa view. They lit up the stores and businesses in the cities with their arson crimes. And U.S. military lit up Iraqi cities and towns and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. So let’s have that here in US of A as well! Yayyyyy!
But when officials like the President order the military to go after their own people, and fire into crowds or shooting at peaceful people on their own property, such officials are acting treasonously.
Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution defines Treason:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.
While authoritarians view “Treason against the United States…” as citizens acting disloyally against the government and disobeying government and police orders, the Founding Fathers wrote in the above definition of Treason as the opposite of that: government officials and their enforcers acting disloyally and making war against their own people.
More specifically, if the enforcers or soldiers of the government use the apparatus of war (i.e. guns here) against the people (as seen in the video above), that is an act of Treason as defined in the Constitution. In the above video, we are not talking about government enforcers or soldiers firing upon dangerous criminals, we are talking about people standing on their own property acting peacefully.
If Trump uses the U.S. military for domestic purposes, he will be unleashing murderous brutality and Treason like we haven’t experienced in America, at least not since the time of Lincoln.
And by the way, as Jacob Hornberger noted in this past article, the Founders were opposed to having a standing army, because they knew that would be the apparatus of tyranny by future authoritarian anti-liberty Presidents. And instead the Founders wrote the 2nd Amendment into the Constitution to protect the right of the people to keep and bear arms not just to protect themselves from criminals like arsonists burning down their businesses or murderers, rapists and marauders, but to resist government tyranny.