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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:22 PM

This I believe: if bullies and criminals are caught on video threatening violence or actually

committing crimes and they are not punished, they will repeat the same acts or worse and other wannabes will join them.

Laws not enforced and penalties never imposed are worse than useless because they permit bad people to equate wrong with right and unlawful with lawful.

McCarthy and Taylor-Greene should be arrested and charged with using threats to impede the Select Committee's invesigation and Cawthorn should be expelled from Congress for encouraging armed attacks on political adversaries.

"Mere trespass" at the US Capitol on January 6th should mean prison time for even those without prior records since the trespass was in furtherance of a pre-planned attempt to overthrow the government of the United States of America.

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Reply This I believe: if bullies and criminals are caught on video threatening violence or actually (Original post)
Atticus Sep 2021 OP
wyn borkins Sep 2021 #1
Chainfire Sep 2021 #2
FakeNoose Sep 2021 #3
brooklynite Sep 2021 #4
Initech Sep 2021 #5
lagomorph777 Sep 2021 #6

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:28 PM

1. More Of This

And right-the-hell now (!)

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:33 PM

2. I am thinking that they should be charged with obstruction of justice.

Because that is exactly what they are attempting.

Definition 18 U.S.C. 1503 defines "obstruction of justice" as an act that "corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice."


Lock 'em up.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:04 PM

3. Can Representatives be expelled from Congress, really?

I thought it was impossible to expel them. Only the voters of their own district can take action by recalling them. This almost never happens because their 2-year term is up before the recall can take place, in most cases.

I'd love it if there were an expedient way to get rid of them. But I don't think there is.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:07 PM

4. 2/3 vote of the Chamber. Won't happen

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:33 PM

5. Exactly! Garbage behavior is never just an isolated incident!

It's usually part of a long standing pattern of abusive behavior that gets them to this point. And the worst part is social media is amplifying all of people's worst behaviors. People are being assholes just to get likes on Facebook. So much that they elected a leader who is just like them - a guy who said some absolutely horrible things on social media just to get likes. The MAGA movement attracts these people. It's getting scary out there.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:39 PM

6. Qevin MqQarthy is acting very afraid of the phone records.

Very interesting....

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