The Mision is Sedition


The Mission is Sedition.


By: Richard L. Brown


October 2, 2013






Sedition is defined as an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority with the intent of causing the disruption of government. Considered a subversive act, it often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. The intent to “overthrow the government” is not a required element of the charge.



In 1798 the United States stood on the brink of war with France. The Federalists believed that Democratic-Republican criticism of Federalist policies was disloyal and feared that aliens living in the United States would sympathize with the French during a war.



Directed against Democratic-Republicans, of the time, a series of bills were passed by the Federalist Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams. The most controversial of the new laws was the Sedition Act. It permitted strong government control over individual actions, and was in essence, an act that prohibited public opposition to the government. Fines and imprisonment could be used against those who “write, print, utter, or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing” against the government.



When Democratic-Republicans in some states refused to enforce federal laws, such as the Whiskey tax, and threatened to rebel, Federalists threatened to send the army to force them to capitulate



SUBVERSIVE POLITICAL ACTION“A planned series of activities designed to accomplish political objectives by influencing, dominating, or displacing individuals or groups who are so placed as to affect the decisions and actions of a government.” Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.






Under the laws of the United States, to betray a sworn oath of office, may be considered “treason,” “sedition,” or a “high crime”



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