Thursday, October 1, 2009

John L. Perry; Violates U.S. Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities Laws

On September 29th 2009, John Perry, columnist for wrote the following:
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.
Conservatives have made attacks against Obama's administration, with absurd accusations of indoctrination of school children, the killing of America's seniors, and the establishment of a secret police, to name a few. This most recent attack is the most dangerous.

Perry had written in the beginning of the article the following:
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.
America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.
He goes on to explain that the military officers, unlike the enlisted men who swear to "obey the orders of the president of the United States," swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Perry claims that the Constitution is being trampled by the administration as "American institutions and enterprises are nationalized," that the president is "waging an undeclared war against the intelligence community," and warns of the "horror of major warfare erupting" in two or three distant theaters;is Perry insinuating war with North Korea or Iran? At the end of Perry's bullet points, he states that the nation's safety, military establishments, and honor is being jeopardized.

This leads up to Perry's questions for America's top officers:
So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?
Do they wait for the war in Afghanistan to fail, and militant Muslims get control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal? Do they wait for Isreal to launch an attack against Iran, destabilizing or subjugating the free world? Do they wait for the next election hoping for politicians who believe in continued military policy, or do the officers engage in what Perry calls a "family intervention", when America's generals and flag officers form an interim administration that would govern and defend the nation, replacing "radical-left commissars" with "skilled, military-trained, nation-builders," keeping the president for "ceremonial speech-making".

Perry then asks this of the reader:

Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem.

Reading United States laws regarding treason, sedition, and subversive activities, it appears to me that John L. Perry is engaging in a dangerous game of trying to undermine the operation of the military in support of a coup against the nation's elected government. Don't believe Perry did anything wrong, read the following taken from United States Code regarding rebellion or insurrection, and activities affecting armed forces:
Sec. 2383. Rebellion or insurrection

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Sec. 2387. Activities affecting armed forces generally
(a) Whoever, with intent to interfere with, impair, or influence the loyalty, morale, or discipline of the military or naval forces of the United States:
(1) advises, counsels, urges, or in any manner causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty by any member of the military or naval forces of the United States; or
(2) distributes or attempts to distribute any written or printed matter which advises, counsels, or urges insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty by any member of the military or naval forces of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
 We have seen a lead up to this seditious behavior, and you can read the various comments here.  These right-wing commentators are inciting their followers to act against the government, and are now promoting the idea of a military coup.  This is irresponsible and ridiculous, and those who promote insurrection against the federal government should be held accountable for their actions.


  1. As a politcally neutral educated
    person,I am finding the rantings
    and inciteful rhetoric from the
    lunatic extreme talk show hosts
    and various media outlets to be most harmful to the best interests
    of the U.S.
    The only difference between these
    seditious individuals and organizations and the Taliban/Al-Queda is that the Taliban shoot and kill with weapons.
    Destruction as a goal is similar.

  2. I couldn't agree more. I try to look at things very rationally and I dissect everything I come across, but I find it hard to swallow anything that comes from this extreme group, and harder to believe there are so many adherents, or those duped into believing they should adhere to it.

    I hope these groups separate from the GOP, and be relegated back to the fringe, but I assume that is already underway (considering the loss in NY-23), just as long as there are Republicans that stand up to the other "true" conservatives. As long as these ultra-right people keep making waves, they will siphon votes on the right, allowing the Democrats or liberals to win, and sooner or later, the GOP will realize that they need to move closer to the center.


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