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Marjorie Taylor Greene defends Jan 6 as ‘just a riot’ and insists Declaration of Independence says ‘to overthrow tyrants’

Marjorie Taylor Greene defends Jan 6 as ‘just a riot’ and insists Declaration of Independence says ‘to overthrow tyrants’

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fence_sitter

I thought they were tourists?


zehalper

Tourrorists.


dingo8yobb

Traitourists


banksypublicalterego

Talibangical traitourists.


bro_please

Terrotraitourists? Are we bold enough to go there?


WyzkeySour

> Terrotraitourists? Is that the new legendary pokemon?


121310

https://funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/335988/Redneck/


AhYaGotMe

We are.


mattyboy2000

Nice


MemoryWipe123321

This gave me a stroke trying to read it.


DoctorJiveTurkey

Cleveland Brown?


zZaphon

The goalposts move whenever you get close to them.


TillThen96

How's that go again...? A Narcissist's Prayer That didn't happen. And if it did, it wasn't that bad. And if it was, that's not a big deal. And if it is, that's not my fault. And if it was, I didn't mean it. And if I did... You deserved it.


conscientious_potato

The most accurate thing I’ve ever seen.


Long_Before_Sunrise

>The goalposts move whenever you get close to them. mirages in the desert


uping1965

This is the same approach to vaccine avoidance. Its a moving excuse.


FoogYllis

No one should ever be fooled by these people they literally want to burn down our constitution and country. Remember to remind people to vote


MushroomMushroomQ

Wasn’t it antifa?


Yeeteus_Maximus

No it was blm. But also tourist. It wasn’t even that bad. But it was also really bad because they were actually democrats.


SonicSubculture

This reminds me of that time when half the Russian army went on vacation to Crimea.


carlwryker

You were thinking. That's where you went wrong. /s


JohnBsGhost

So…they WERE trying to overthrow the govt.


dudius7

Part of the narcissist's defense. "We weren't there to overthrow the government, but if we were that was within our rights." What's hilarious is the projection that Leftists want to destroy our government and our country and take away our freedoms, when the Right are the ones trying to subvert our most important freedom besides the right to life: the right to vote.


elconquistador1985

Literally Mo Brooks. "I didn't plan it, it was my staff! But I'm very proud of them for planning it!"


AdjNounNumbers

>projection that Leftists want to destroy our government and our country Noting that, it's much easier to see their nefarious goal. "The left wants to do this, so help us do it first."


GadreelsSword

Good point!


joedasee

Organizing a riot to decertify election results? Sounds like something a tyrant would attempt.


uping1965

sounds like sedition. Wait ... it is sedition.


Nostalgianeer

Her slot at Fox News awaits her. “I’m Marjorie Taylor Greene. Morning Sedition…starts NOW.”


jonp1

So does a noose... I believe treason is still a capital offense. Honestly, may be worth blowing the dust off of some old rules to make a real example of Trump and his ilk. They do purport to be constitutionalists, after all…


-Stackdaddy-

I mean, it's what they would do. They weren't going for some afternoon jaunt through the capitol. They wanted to kill everyone who didn't allign with them politically, because their brains are extremely smooth.


Flimsy-Can4811

Yup


void0x00

in her defense she is an idiot edited: half asleep engrish


Jushak

Also probably a literal bad actor literally hired to play a politician for the rich, as many younger GOP rally organizers, grifters and mouth pieces were shown to be by the recent ExploreTalent story. They've literally had to hire D-list actors to get young looking supporters and mouth pieces.


abolish_karma

For when you need to overthrow the world's #1 superpower on the cheap: ExploreTalent! Save on talent, spend more on guns!


thumperlee

She’s got two brain cells and they are both competing for third place


cptpedantic

this sounds like a Jerry "The King" Lawler line


Thrilling1031

3rd place in a bake sale.


jedininjashark

You take that back. I will not stand for the slander of innocent baked goods. Confectioneries have standards.


Kamelasa

She's like a badly written parody of an evil villain in *1984*: >“So there’s a clear difference between January 6 and the Marxist-communist revolution that antifa, BLM, Democrat ground troops waged on the American people in 2020.”


michaelmotorcycle92

They act like the BLM protest were a second 9/11.


GearsRollo80

No joking here. For a lot of these people, it was. They’re completely terrified of non-white people, and have been building up that fear for years. I’m related to a woman with a cop husband, and they’re convinced that the protests lead to hundreds of deaths, and were the start of helter skelter. Facts cannot deter their insanity. For people who’s racism is all about their deep fear, this has been building and stacking on it through their favourite talking heads telling them the “truth” they’re convinced everyone else is hiding. It’s really messed up.


Northman324

My parents, who raised me better, are going down the fox news epoch times rabbit hole. They're not dumb, just gullible I guess. Anyways, my dad was a Marine for 24 years and only now got a gun for the first time in 2020 because of the riots. Mind you they live in middle class suburbia in MA and they thought BLM and Antifa were going to come through the town and loot/burn everything. I cannot reason with them so I stopped trying.


Nosfermarki

Because if you convince people that "they" are going to attack you any minute, and that you're on the brink of war, you cultivate the idea that "someone should do something" and tolerance for violence against those you need to strike against first. My wife was never really involved with politics, just didn't really care. She asked me once what the hell was happening to her conservative friend who had become vitriolic to anyone he perceived as left of him and I told her he's been brainwashed, which she took as a joke. During the height of the blm protests we were watching live footage. Police were indiscriminately firing rubber bullets into a crowd while the news crew filmed from 20+ yards to the side of the protesters near some buildings. A single random protester was leaning against a wall near the crew, just watching. A police officer approached, ripped off the guy's mask and blasted him point blank with pepper spray for no reason at all. At that moment I flipped it to Fox News to see how the hell they were spinning *this* and they were showing recorded shot from the night before of a flaming dumpster while a talking head gave a monolog to the effect of "These people hate America and want to dismantle the constitution. They will not stop until they terrorize others into voting democrat." And that was the moment my wife realized that "brainwashed" was not hyperbole.


NotANinja

>At that moment I flipped it to Fox News to see how the hell they were spinning this and they were showing recorded shot from the night before... They got a lot of mileage out of that picture of the dumpster on fire with people running around in the background, it played every night all summer long.


Northman324

Thank you for sharing.


VanCandie

The act that way while the rioting was exclusively caused by police just like them.


fdc7719

Yep. Or at least the new Benghazi.


phred_666

Please don’t insult idiots by comparing them to her.


mischaracterised

No, idiocy has a defense. Active treason does not.


tsweeney12584

The argument against us... someone had to vote the idiot into power. Someone saw what MTG was doing and was like "yes... this, THIS, is the person I want to represent me".


jsc1429

And you know, you actually have to be in the position of power and actually have done stuff to be called a tyrant.. she can’t claim Biden was a tyrant before he was even in office.. well I guess she can, but wtf?!


eyekwah2

In fact Majorie Taylor Greene is exactly right. It's time to overthrow these MAGA tyrants once and for all.


ivorstatement

Firebrand Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has defended the storming of the US Capitol as “just a riot” and claimed the Declaration of Independence urges Americans to “overthrow tyrants”. Finally I can agree with MTG. The decaration of Independance is designed to overthrow tyrants and that is precisely what the presidential election of 2020 achieved!


PsiBrrHavok

Actually, no. That is NOT what the Declaration of Independence reads. It details the child (the colonies) separating from the parent (England) when their parentage becomes overbearing and no longer in the best interests of the child. Basically, it’s the child saying, “I’m 18, I’m an adult, and you’re no longer the boss of me.” It says nothing of overthrowing anything, literally nothing.


squidmanwillie

It’s right there in section 4: “you’re not the boss of me now. You’re not the boss of me now. You’re not the boss of me now and you’re not so big. Life is unfair”


bozeke

The canary in the alley by the light switch, who watches over you…make a little birdhouse in your soul…


Dicktungs10

Not to put too fine a point on it…


Acer018

How tyrannical that the majority of Americans voted for Biden and there was dancing in the streets over the election results.


redheadartgirl

I live in a red state, and there were fucking *fireworks* going off in my city when Biden won. You have to be deep, deep into Trump territory to think he had a solid majority.


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MangroveWarbler

"I don't know anyone who voted for Biden, so the 'lection must have been stolen!"


BirtSampson

*All 10 of the people in my personal orbit love Trump! Certainly that must be true of everyone that exists outside of the county I’ve never left!*


ItsNotTheFBI

They do though 😭


protendious

But but but the rallies!


wellifitisntliloldme

But when my Uncle drove through bumfuck Texas all he saw was Trump flags!


Blanketnazi

Same here in Nashville. Fireworks and celebrating!


numbskullerykiller

Anything I don't like is tyrannical and fascist!


m00kystinks

Oh, and communist, don’t forget communist.


Notbob1234

Gotta have your Satanism, too, or how will we scare the parents?


popodelfuego

Well who else is going to protect a woman's right to choose?


YaBoiMorgie

Hail Satan! Our dark lord


christhegamer96

And let’s not forget the fact that trump lost the popular vote TWICE. No matter which way you cut it, America is most defiantly not on the GQP’s side.


fistofthefuture

Not just streets in the US either.


Catshit-Dogfart

And really though - Biden? Tyrant? The guy is boring as white bread, with a political agenda as plain and ordinary as the most forgettable presidents. Oh my, the tyranny. That's as stupid as anything else they say.


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Noogleader

Instead they kept the Trump enablers and Q nuts that are ruining the Republican party.....


FidgitForgotHisL-P

I mean, that worked, the Dems have been locked out of doing a single thing out side budget Rec so…


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DadPicatchew

And yet, she’ll probably get re-elected


chubbybunny426

I live in her area and that won’t likely happen. She ran un-opposed in the first election. That will not be the case this time. However, I do live in the middle of fucking no where so anything’s possible but we didn’t think Georgia would swing and it did so I’m keeping every fucking thing crossed 🤞🏻


CamOfGallifrey

Seriously, I do hope you can add your voice to that. The more people who stop being so apathetic the better so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Good luck out there, we need more reasonable players in the field to regain some semblance of actual representation in our politics.


aksid

Question is if it’s better to have a batshit crazy person from that district or a republican who is actually smart enough to somewhat disguise their bullshit.


imoldgreige

Ever considered running for office?


chubbybunny426

My partner joked that if she can be elected then we might as well try as well. It’s terribly embarrassing to know she “represents” not just my state but my district specifically. We have some awesome candidates though and can’t wait to see her out.


imoldgreige

Haha that would be so amazing, low key that has always been one of my dreams but damn not after 1/6. I’m so relieved to hear that dems are stepping up to the plate in your area and her district though. She needs to gtfo.


chubbybunny426

The funny thing is it’s not even just the dems, a ton of republicans are upset that she’s making us the laughing stock of the entire state (and country but I digress) and that we basically have little to no representation with her since she’s been removed from so much and lost a lot of her actual roles because of who she is as a person. They’re ready to see her out as well. If only she could see her way out of office and into prison where she belongs. 🙃


mattyboy2000

She really should be in jail. What’s happening to your country.


Most_Ruin_3005

Apathy.


dbkenny426

Fuckin' A.


drevant702

It is death so they say


cwfutureboy

Corruption. Nearly wholly.


NatureCarolynGate

She has but one life to give to treason...then Nathan Hale her


Buddhas_Warrior

I guess she doesn't realize we did overthrow a tyrant by voting him out!!


laughingbandi7

It's all projection. Everything right wing conservatives criticize is based on projection. Once you realize that, they're the easiest marks to read.


trackerpro

Exactly, its pretty much the same as saying "I know you are but what am I".


claimTheVictory

"Yeah but what about , huh? Answer that first, hypocrite! I set the tone of discussions here!"


cenosillicaphobiac

Anti vax arguments are a great place to find this kind of whataboutism. "The haven't found a vaccine for cancer or a cold why should I believe they found this one?" What's really funny is when they use something like "if the vaccine is free why isn't insulin and chemo?" You mean why isn't all medical care universally paid for by the government? Settle in for a minute, I'll explain it to you.


phaedrus71

Also seen often in the fox lens - Every other news source:“something historical and important to US democracy happened today” ... Fox “some black people did something bad or had some unfair break given to them...or some rule had been made up to punish white people Christmas...”


claimTheVictory

"They're saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas! We're being replaced!"


SalamandersonCooper

I mentioned the increasingly violent rhetoric of the right to a conservative friend of mine and he seriously brought up the softball shooting in 2017 and the fucking weather underground to prove that both sides are exactly the same.


LaneMcD

PeeWee Herman would make a better president than 45


navikredstar

A kickass red bike in every garage!


FredFredrickson

It's how they give themselves permission to be awful.


gruey

The Declaration of Independence is not law. The Constitution is. The Constitution says trying to overthrow a tyrant is not legal outside of voting or impeachment or the 25th amendment. It doesn't matter if they want to define tyrant as anyone who opposes them. It's still illegal by the laws of the country.


dudius7

That's just logic. The colonies illegally declared independence and had to fight an actual war to assert sovereignty.


BenedictD0nald

So much projection.. Wasn't Trump president at the time?


Argented

the 'tyrants' they wanted to overthrow were the people certifying the election. They think following the law that would lead to Lord Trump being certified as looser was traitorous because billy bob preacher said Trump would reign for life and it's blaspheme to think otherwise.


insom2323

They would have gleefully chosen Trump over democracy, when ‘freedom’ is supposedly their biggest and most important belief. Fucking two faced scum.


Amon7777

I had the same thought. Not that I expected any logic or sense from these traitors of course.


iStayedAtaHolidayInn

Sounds like she’s preparing her defense for the news that will be inevitably coming out


Spare-Prize5700

Yeah, with them poking Steve Bannon so hard publicly, it was just a matter of time until Gang Greene shows up with her hand in the cookie jar.


derpederp1

A play on gangrene? Nice lol


claypigeon99

She's hinting at what she'll plead guilty to in a plea bargain.


beowulf92

That was my thought reading it


igottagetoutofthis

But she’s the tyrant…


Khaldara

“Ya gotta watch out for those democratically elected tyrants, we’re cool with the ones claiming widespread fraud with precisely zero evidentiary backing who make constant attempts to hold onto power. We’re also cool with him calling constitutional clauses “phony” like the emoluments clause…. despite, you know, literally swearing an oath to ‘preserve, protect, and defend’ the same” - Republicans


CassandraAnderson

Boy I'm sure am glad that the Constitution of the United States is the Cornerstone of United States government rather than the Declaration of Independence. This isn't the first time I have heard the argument that our government requires us to stand up to tyranny, but usually it comes up as a right to bear arms issue and the argumentor insist that this is an appropriate interpretation of the right to bear arms despite the fact that the militia Clauses obviously contradict their argument. I congratulate Marjey Taylor Greene for knowing the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution but that doesn't make her argument rational, right, or appropriate. Imagine what would have happened if instead of a largely peaceful Civil Rights Movement against racist laws, we'd been plunged into a second Civil War because both sides thought the other was being tyrannical with their opinion and both sides thought that it was appropriate to violently overthrow the tyranny of the other side. Also, I keep asking right wing family members what sort of tyranny they are fighting against and it's always some nebulous Boogeyman operating in the shadows trying to persecute white people, Straight folks, Christians, and the wealthy. When it comes right down to it I find it it's because the right-wing tends to want a government to only protect their ideals and their opinion of appropriate taxation and representation. A government that does anything other than that is deemed tyrannical by them and so I find that their problem isn't that the government in its current state is tyrannical but rather that the government is not tyrannical enough in their favor. It is an odd cognitive dissonance that is created when you are simultaneously patriotic for right-wing nationalism and causes but believe Raygun Ronnie's comedic opinion that "government is not the solution to the problem government is the problem".


bmp08

This is the best summarization of that mindset I’ve seen on here. Bravo.


CassandraAnderson

Thank you. Having been raised in a right-wing Evangelical Christian family, I was exposed to it quite a bit and even fell into some of those psychological traps. Having right-wing family members, I still get exposed to a lot of it and have had to form a psychologically healthy perspective of what they are going through so I don't get caught up into their heated arguments that are more about identity politics than actual policy. My favorite tactic lately is to not take obvious bait and instead ask the person that is trying to engage me how that makes them feel. I found that this particular question frequently leads to one of two responses. Either they accuse me of trying to play smarmy liberal therapist or they actually explain the emotions that are driving their opinions. If they actually discuss the emotions, I tend to share my emotional feelings on the subject and then I ask them what sorts of policies they think would be a good Common Ground for all sides involved. I specifically ask them to leave the left versus the right out of that Common Ground policy argument and to think of people as just people behind the veil of ignorance. It is my personal opinion that we do need voices from the right and from the left but that our government was meant to be cooperative rather than combative and the two party system has perverted the intention of the government for the purposes of corporate control of an electorate that has been intentionally distracted and ill-informed by The Bread & circus mass media politics that sells drugs 24 hours a day every commercial break.


Piousunyn

My view of the two party system is it is designed to support itself, with exclusion of others and the possibility for real change, sans corporate control. Great comments by the way.


nmarshall23

We have two parties because of first pass the post voting. Change how we count votes and we could have more political parties. The wealthy have been playing us off of each other. That's why the system is dysfunctional.


Donkeyotee3

I live in Dallas and remember when just a few years ago a guy murdered police officers during a peaceful protest. All the people who were the most likely to put blue masking tape on their car to show support for the police after that were also the ones who claim they need to have AR15s with 100 round drum magazines to defend themselves against tyranny. Well, that guy did exactly what they're fantasizing about. It doesn't work. Though I'm getting a feeling we have a good chance of seeing localized uprisings that are ignored by the police because they agree with them. We've already seen that to an extent in Kenosha when they let Rittenhouse slide through their police barricades after he murdered one guy and shot another, and in Charlottesville when a Trump supporter fired a gun at a counterprotester right in front of a cop and the cop just stood there.


CassandraAnderson

Yep, he was ex-military. If I remember correctly, he had also been kicked out of the black lives matter and the local Black Panther Organization for his violent rhetoric. The California 2013 police shootings were also undertaken by someone ex-military but in this case they also served on the police force. As was the Boogaloo cop killer trying to create a false flag close to Black lives matter in California last year. Same with the University of Texas shooting back in 1966. And then of course the National Guard themselves we're responsible for the shootings at Kent State in 1970.


PJL80

I like to shit on the GOP too, but thank jebus and Superman that there were enough Republicans who turned down Trump's direct attempts to have them overturn state elections and all his other shenanigans. Now they'll run sycophants like MTG in those states, cause laws mean shit next to getting preferential treatment from a tyrant.


SolarBoytoyDjango

Only because they saw it as a prisoners' dilemma. If only one R governor had needed to overturn an election, I bet each one would have. If they had been able to trust each other to all do it competently, they would have.


julbull73

It's a bit more nuanced than that. It would've flat out caused a civil war. Like day 2-10, Pac Northwest starts secession discussions AS WELL AS most of the East Coast. The economy would TANK over-night and be obliterated instantly. The dollar would crash AND ALL countries would switch to something else for backing. Likely the EURO, but hey maybe BTC gets its kicks finally. With nobody working and infrastructure shattered with ZERO hope of supply chain recovery, the military would have to pick a side. That side was clearly NOT TRUMP. AT best, the GOP would've seen a "we'll keep foreign adversaries out mentality" but that eventually ends when most of the military can't pay its men due to a GDP retraction of about ~50%. Most likely the military straight fractures as well. The US ceases to exist. The world economy falls to pieces. BILLIONS die.


HalfMoon_89

...That is your nuanced take on the matter?


_porntipsguzzardo_

[I believe this scene from the documentary "Black Dynamite" sums up this situation](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZuTdpxHcW8)


GetOffMyAsteroid

The Militants turn, startled! This is private. How'd you get in here?


the_crabnebula

Jefferson is rolling over in his grave right now.


fnupvote89

And Biden wasn't in office therefore couldn't have done anything tyrannical.


Uranus_Hz

I’d argue Trump is the tyrant


julbull73

He was and is. First rule of Fascism, you're always fighting for Freedom.... Just not the people you govern's freedom, the people in powers freedom to grift.


DutyHonor

"Just following the Declaration of Independence!" is going to be their Nuremburg defense?


IntermittenSeries

Incredible isn’t it


jwords

These stupid, evil people.


TheGrandExquisitor

What defense? The DOJ will quash any attempts to hold them accountable. Just like with Trump.


bickering_fool

Projection


juanzy

OK. Doesn't the GOP insist rioters are on the same level as war criminals too?


ejpierle

Only if they are black...


monkeybiziu

You don’t often hear folks say the quiet part out loud, but even rarer do you hear them shout it through a bullhorn. Also, someone should tell Greene that, while historically important, the Declaration of Independence has no force of law behind it and is therefore not a valid legal document for modern jurisprudence.


Spare-Prize5700

It’s a rally cry.


kernalbuket

So they were there to kick Trump out?


walrus_operator

>As it was, she was making her comments to former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon, who was hosting the broadcast on Real America’s Voice, >Last week, Congress voted to find Mr Bannon in criminal contempt for blocking the its investigation into the January 6 riot. >The vote sent the matter to the Justice Department, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, who now must decide whether to prosecute Mr Bannon. She is part of Bannon's efforts to overthrow American democracy, and Merrick Garland has a golden opportunity to finally throw the book on that guy. I hope he doesn't get intimidated and seizes it.


PandaMuffin1

Garland has been a major disappointment thus far. I hope he does the right thing this time.


LordMacDonald

Garland has the sort of face like he’d be intimidated into contracting salmonella if he tried to send back raw chicken to the kitchen and they told him “them’s the breaks Merry, eat up.” Guy’s a total milquetoast


False_Celebration626

To bad the declaration of independence isn't law


Murmur322

And also the Declaration of Independence says no such thing.


False_Celebration626

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. This is usually the part people refer to when they make these statements.


KZED73

Because it’s not entirely wrong to say the Declaration states to overthrow tyrants . But Jefferson argues that it’s only after a long train of abuses and usurpations, and with evidence and reason proving those abuses, that such action as revolution be attempted, and only should be attempted as a last resort and not for capricious reasons. Continuing from where you quoted: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”


mbta1

>But Jefferson argues that it’s only after a long train of abuses and usurpations, and with evidence and reason proving those abuses, that such action as revolution be attempted Issue being that I see many right wingers say that Biden taking the white house *is* the abuse and usurping. That the Kraken and everything the courts dismissed, was the "evidence", just "the deep state" is stopping it from coming to light. While you are, 100% right in your comment about Jefferson, these people have *convinced* themselves they are following his word, through their own irrational conclusion of not wanting to listen to an answer they don't like.


KZED73

I agree. But others in this thread are claiming that the Declaration does not contain language justifying overthrow of a tyrant. They are wrong, whole cloth. Biden is not a tyrant by any stretch which makes your point correct, but the claims others made of the declaration are wrong.


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KZED73

Unfortunately I was cursed with contemplative loneliness, ravenous appetites for convenience, and a preponderance of pretentiousness. But I’m pursuing my happiness, enough.


Dangerous_Effort3355

This woman is a fucking monster. Can you imagine knowing her in real life? You have to be just as shitty of a person to keep her around.


uping1965

Oh lets talk about the DoI. Let me list all the grievances that both Trump brought to this nation which the founders complained about regarding King George. Let us count the ways MTG is nuts. 1) He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. **YES** 2) He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. **YES** 3) He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. **YES** 4) He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. **YES** 5) He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. **Tried to on 1/6 folks!** 6) He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. **Tried to on 1/6 folks!** 7) He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. **YES** 8) He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. **YES** 9) He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. **Tried to** 10) He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. **YES** 11) He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. **Appears to be true with extremists - See 1/6** 12) He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. **Tried to** 13) He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: **YES** 14) For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: **January 6th** 15) For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: **Potentially offered to pardon the 1/6 seditionists in advance?** 16) For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: **YES** 17) For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: **Partially** 18) For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: **NO** 19) For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences **No way to know yet** 20) For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: **NO** 21) For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: **Tried to on 1/6** 22) For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. **Seriously Tried to on 1/6** 23) He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. **YES** 24) He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. **YES through abolishing EPA rules and letting fires burn in California as well as Covid inaction/lies** 25) He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. **YES** 26) He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. **Hmmm - I can think of a journalist** 27) He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. **HELL YES - substitute white supremacists and right wing extremists** In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. **And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.**


drsuperhero

We did dipshit, we threw trump out by way of the constitution.


smedlap

The solution to many of our problems is simple; Do not vote for any republican ever. From president, down to dog catcher. If they are a republican, just say no.


mattyboy2000

Best practice.


danno643

So if the Jan 6 insurrectionists are "rioters", then Ashli Babbitt got what she deserved per that belief. Otherwise they wouldn't be crowding around folk like Kyle Rittenhouse claiming he shot three "rioters" in self-defense, right? Right? Ugh...


Gteridan

“This absolutely wasn’t a seditious attempt to overthrow the government, but if it was it would be totally okay.”


Kazexmoug

Then they shouldn't complain about the inevitable consequences of their deliberate weakness


BurnedOutStars

we actually did overthrow a Tyrant. It was forever ago, so I don't blame anyone for not remembering. Short history lesson: this was forever ago in 2020. We were able to overthrow tyrants way back then through a thing that's called voting.


IcyDiscussion5108

From Georgia, I’m sorry my idiot neighbors up in the north west part of the state voted for this nut job. So glad my district, the 7th, flipped this last election


k2on0s

Why is anyone still pretending this troglodyte has anything intelligent to say about anything?


LaSage

She is a terrorist and she should be charged as such.


JohnWComicsGuy

So MTG freely admits that she was part of a couple against the very government that she works for? And she is not in jail right now why exactly?


Zday89

Ok so first they were tourists. Now she's saying it's 'just a riot' but throwing in the whole 'overthrough tyrants' thing... If they were "rioting' to 'overthrow' the government then that would be an... (say it with me...) INSURRECTION. She's so close to 1+1=2 but somehow she keeps skipping around the right answer.


ghtuy

> overthrow tyrants And who was in the White House when that happened? Who had a House seat and committee assignments? You can't be anti-government when you *are* the government.


Chaff5

Trump was still president on January 6th so we're they there to overthrow him?


operez1990

Tone deaf comment for someone who was in the chamber those insurrectionists wanted to overthrow.


K-nan

We know she’s stupid. What the Constitution says: 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 ... [USC02] 18 USC Ch. 115: TREASON, SEDITION - Office of the ...


WriteBrainedJR

How could they know Biden is a tyrant before he has a chance to take office?!


darwinwoodka

Treasonous little weasel says what?


duyogurt

The Declaration of Independence is not a governing document, so there’s that.


dotcomslashwhatever

this horse face cannot shut the fuck up


julbull73

Hey guys she moved up to "riot" meaning at the minimum she's confessing to inciting a riot!


serenitynow_hoochie

Can we charge this sorry excuse for a human being with a felony so I don’t have to see her face again? Asking for a friend.


ExodusPHX

A more puncheable face has never existed.


serger989

These people want nothing more than a Civil War. Their actions and rhetoric are literally leading to that end goal. I am convinced it is so they can put down the opposition violently if and/or when they take power again. If the opposition protests? Snipers on rooftops, unmarked individuals disappearing people into vans, curfews, police escalation, no accountability etc all the things that have already happened, except a green light by the federal government to go even further with bloodshed against the public. I mean is it any wonder why Democrats aren't fighting this by foaming at the mouth on all airwaves? If they make a squeak the entire right-wing media apparatus let's the world know how persecuted they are for even being investigated or just talked about negatively. That alone is enough to paralyze most of the opposition. How is there no consideration to removing her from office? Because those who can are terrified of the people they can rally. People like Marj are to me the definition of actual Evil through their utter lack of Empathy and disregard for others. That's the only explanation that makes sense to me...


Romano16

Free elections are tyrannically. MTG proclaims loudly, the rest of the GOP, unofficially.


J4H301

This wasn't a riot, a tour, or whatever bullshit they are trying to gaslight people with IT WAS A CRIME: 18 U.S.C.A. § 2384 18 U.S.C.A. § 2385 Generally, a person may be punished for sedition only when he or she makes statements that create a CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER to rights that the government may lawfully protect (SCHENCK V. UNITED STATES, 249 U.S. 47, 39 S. Ct. 247, 63 L. Ed. 470 [1919]). The crime of seditious conspiracy is committed when two or more persons in any state or U.S. territory conspire to levy war against the U.S. government. A person commits the crime of advocating the violent overthrow of the federal government when she willfully advocates or teaches the overthrow of the government by force, publishes material that advocates the overthrow of the government by force, or organizes persons to overthrow the government by force. A person found guilty of seditious conspiracy or advocating the overthrow of the government may be fined and sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. States also maintain laws that punish similar advocacy and conspiracy against the state government. How much longer are they going to roam free, before we start pushing pitchforks up their asses, carving swastikas in their foreheads and start holding these nazi traitors accountable.


BrokeAyrab

Ok, so are they tourists or just citizens 'overthrowing tyranny?'


Onceagainbutthesame

Well of course a terrorist would say that about the terrorist attack they helped plan.


EZe_Holey3-9

The US overthrew a tyrant by voting his demented ass out!


Irishguy01

Given her involvement and all the folks tweeting "1776 is an option" before ava during the insurrection they absolutely knew this really would've been an attempted coup.


Toadfinger

Merrick Garland will overthrow the tyrant. In which MTG is one of. But I do appreciate her admission of guilt.


nu11pointer

A tyrant being anyone who wins an election that they don't like.


fukensteller

Must have been the Jew Space Lazers. Got to watch out for those...


KyloRenCadetStimpy

So they were trying to overthrow Trump? He was the President on Jan 6th


mr_robot_1984

This woman is so unhinged.


antimeme

Okay, how about this: Any election influenced by corporations is illegitimate. ...especially _foreign_ corporations or corporations with foreign shareholders, who directly contribute to campaigns or advertising. Any election where those who have engaged in voter suppression _win_ is illegitimate. There is not legitimately elected Republican in the entire country. Throw them all out, by any means necessary.


ranchoparksteve

The Declaration of Independence described: “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” The only logical Prince was the sitting president, Donald Trump. That’s why the voters exercised their liberty and voted Prince Trump out of office. MTG is sore that the Prince was defeated.


Ayirek

"Just a riot" Fucking wow.


riceisnice29

Upside down world


EvitaPuppy

Do we need to give candidates a civics test before they run? Based on what she's saying, I doubt she would pass the US Citizenship test.