My favorite congressperson is at it again. Michele is feeling out of place in the new Washington, almost like a "foreign correspondent on enemy lines" on the issue of climate change and government ideas for dealing with it. She is encouraging her constituents to get "armed and dangerous" to fight it:
I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing, and the people — we the people — are going to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.
Commenters at the Minnesota Independent point out that this might not be legal.
For a member of Congress to urge armed resistance against lawful actions of the US government crosses the line. Her speech is sedition, and (according to section 2383 of title 18 of the US Code), she is not only subject to being locked up for ten years, but she is "incapable of holding any office under the United States."
I hope she is careful about the sedition stuff. What a shame it would be for the citizens of Minnesota and the readers of TreeHugger to lose Michele.
All Michele All The Time:
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Michele Bachman Watch: She is Responsible for Lower Gas Prices
Quote of the Day: Michele Bachmann on "The Perfect Place To Drill"
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