Why Aren't Mexicans Who March Against America Arrest For Sedition?

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    Sedition is a term of law which refers to overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition.

    Typically, sedition is considered a subversive act, and the overt acts that may be prosecutable under sedition laws vary from one legal code to another. Where the history of these legal codes has been traced, there is also a record of the change in the definition of the elements constituting sedition at certain points in history. This overview has served to develop a sociological definition of sedition as well, within the study of state persecution.

    The difference between sedition and treason consists primarily in the subjective ultimate object of the violation to the public peace. Sedition does not consist of levying war against a government nor of adhering to its enemies, giving enemies aid, and giving enemies comfort. Nor does it consist, in most representative democracies, of peaceful protest against a government, nor of attempting to change the government by democratic means (such as direct democracy or constitutional convention).

    Sedition is the stirring up of rebellion against the government in power. Treason is the violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or state, giving aid to enemies, or levying war against one's state. Sedition is encouraging one's fellow citizens to rebel against their state, whereas treason is actually betraying one's country by aiding and abetting another state. Sedition laws somewhat equate to terrorism and public order laws.

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    Too bad you cannot understand what you read. Americans are free to agitate against the government, a right guaranteed in the constitution. We have known since 1800 or so that laws against "sedition" are unconstitutional.

    Alien and Sedition Acts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'm so sorry you missed the Joe McCarthy era, Bullfighter. You'd have loved his loyalty oath approach to American life.
     
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    Why Aren't Mexicans Who March Against America Arrest For Sedition?


    Why aren't people like you arrested for being criminally missinformed ?
     
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    And are Mexicans who aren't Americans protected by those laws? What gives that foreign army the right to march on the streets of America?
     
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    Read it again. You can't charge anybody under the terms of a law that no longer exists. That's your answer.
     
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    Free speech?
     
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    Palin responded, “I think they look at us as another Alaska family, that adapts to job situations and enjoys Alaska. So they can relate to us. You know, we’re just another family that, you know, juggles kids’ busy schedules, juggles jobs, and still has fun doing all that stuff. And so, you know, there’s, there’s lots of Alaskan families that do that and then really there’s a lot of American families that do the same." (Note: You really have to see and hear how he says it to get the full effect.)

    News Hounds: Todd Palin, The Former Secessionist, Suggests Alaskans Are Not Americans
     
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    'And are Mexicans who aren't Americans protected by those laws? What gives that foreign army the right to march on the streets of America?'

    A parade?
     
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    I know. Silly, isn't it?

    There are real immigration problems that need to be dealt with. Letting people of Mexican descent or nationality have a parade, carry some signs and wave some flags is not one of them.
     

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