A recent post (“If you voted for Biden…” by @bryangstephens) sent a message to Biden voters illustrating, now that we are well into the most far-left Administration in American history, what they voted for when they voted for Biden and the purpose of this post is to add one more astonishing outrage to the smoking pile of carnage the Biden-Susan Rice “administration” is leaving in its wake.
This question is specifically directed at our resident Lincoln Project alumnae, devotees of every washed up has-been Rino, all those “brave” members of Congress who plan to find the President of their own party guilty of inciting an “insurrection” by urging his followers to “march peacefully” to THEIR Capitol Building to peaceably address THEIR Congresspersons with their concerns. I add here, en passant, a personal note that it is difficult for me to imagine the level of hatred it must take for a person, especially those “brave” RINOs who hold a license to practice law, to actually come to the conclusion that there was one single jot or tittle in the President’s speech on the evening of January 6, 2021, which could in any way be tortured into an interpretation that he used “words of incitement” and was, in the disgraceful words of former Senate Leader McConnell, “responsible” for the wilding which took place in the Capitol later that evening.
Now comes the outrage du jour, as spelled out in a recent article:
Feds Arrest Twitter Troll Ricky Vaughn For Posting LOL Memes, Biden Administration Claims Subversive Election Interference Via Twitter
Posted on January 27, 2021 by Sundance
Well folks, for those few remaining Americans who did not accept we were entering the full Orwellian era, you can eliminate those remaining shreds of hope. As unbelievable as it might sound federal authorities in the DOJ have arrested the person behind the Twitter Account “Ricky Vaughn” for posting memes against the interests of the U.S. government.
Let that sink in for a few minutes.
Literally all the guy did was post snarky memes poking fun of democrats and Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election… However, the United States government has now claimed: “the defendant exploited a social media platform to infringe one the of most basic and sacred rights guaranteed by the Constitution: the right to vote.”
So what was 31-year-old Douglass Mackey’s (aka Ricky Vaughn), activity? He posted a funny and snarky meme on Twitter:
DOJ – […] Mackey allegedly tweeted an image that featured an African American woman standing in front of an “African Americans for [Hillary]” sign. The image included the following text: “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text ‘[Hillary]’ to 59925[.] Vote for [Hillary] and be a part of history.” The fine print at the bottom of the image stated: “Must be 18 or older to vote. One vote per person. Must be a legal citizen of the United States. Voting by text not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska or Hawaii. Paid for by [Hillary] for President 2016.” The tweet included the typed hashtags “#Go [Hillary]” and another slogan frequently used by the Candidate.
This “meme artist”, now accused of a Federal crime and facing imprisonment, was charged under 18 US Code Sec. 241, which reads as follows–one must read every word carefully to fully appreciate how we have now entered the world of Winston Smith and 1984:
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
My question to our “brave” Never Trumpers naturally follows, like the night the day–you voted for this abomination of a National Government, you sent money to these execrable, despicable, America-hating candidates, some of you actually boasted of your support before Nov. 3, 2020, and gloated after the election: how can you possibly, in good faith, defend this kind of Jackboot conduct of the people you voted for? After four years of calling President Trump every name in the book for “dictator”, “tyrant”, “authoritarian”, YOUR administration now has 10,000 members of the military patrolling the streets of our Capital because juveniles like AOC are frightened of what people — like me, and about 74 million like me– might do to her because we are domestic terrorists, don’t you know? And, now, YOUR administration has charged a person with a Federal criminal violation for putting memes up on a website.
Authoritarian? Tyrannical? Dictatorial? If this kind of “rule”, to use the word your last favorite far-left ideologue used in the place of the one our Founding Fathers intended, i.e., “govern”, can be defended in any rational manner, we have already lost our Nation.
These questions are not intended to be pejorative; I am genuinely interested to hear the rationale behind any defense of this roughshod dismantling of the Bill of Rights.