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Petition To Try Feinstein For Treason Crosses Threshold

A petition submitted to the White House's "We the People" website calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to be tried in a federal court for treason has reached the requisite 25,000 signatures for an administration response.

The petition, which claims that Feinstein's recent push for a renewed assault weapons ban makes her guilty of "treason to the Constitution," has received attention in right-wing blog circles. It has been pushed on InfoWars, a site run by prominent conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones, who recently drew attention for firing off an explosive rant on CNN host Piers Morgan's program on Monday night. Jones himself had helped coordinate a highly successful White House petition to deport Morgan over his outspoken support for gun control measures, which earned a preliminary response from the administration on Monday.

From the petition against Feinstein:

Senator Dianne Feinstein has made it clear she does not believe in the Constitution or the inalienable rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. She is actively working to destroy the 2nd amendment with her 2013 assault weapons ban. For this reason we the people of the united States petition for her to be tried in Federal Court for treason to the Constitution. In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month -- in which a gunman used a military-style assault weapon to gun down 26 people, including 20 young children -- Feinstein has declared her intention to submit legislation to reinstate an assault weapons ban like the one that expired in 2004.

She outlined her goals in a press release stating that her primary objective would be to target weapons that support large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

The senator's campaign has drawn some backlash from pro-gun advocates, including Marine veteran Joshua Boston, who last month penned a letter to Feinstein accusing her of "overstepp[ing] a line that is not your domain" and treating gun-owners like "servants."

by Anonymousreply 1203/16/2014

R1 = insane

by Anonymousreply 203/16/2014

Some one should start a petition accusing any politician who votes to ban gay marriage of the same crime.

Oh, wait. We're not insane.

by Anonymousreply 303/16/2014

Worse, R2. Libertarian.

by Anonymousreply 403/16/2014

How was she trying to give aid to a foreign enemy of the US? That's what treason is under the US constitution.

by Anonymousreply 503/16/2014

Everyone involved in voting for the patriot act should be tried for treason.

by Anonymousreply 603/16/2014

I hope the insanity we are seeing from the gun nut freaks will finally drive the public to vote anti-NRA as highest priority. The freaks are fewer but they vote guns as highest priority. The rest of us have to show the politicians we are no longer going to allow politicians to roll over for the NRA.

by Anonymousreply 703/16/2014

There's an odd bit of spiralling illogicality to this.

They accuse Feinstein of "treason to the Constitution" by wanting to limit the 2nd Amendment. Which suggests that trying to change the Constitution is treason.

Therefore, the 2nd Amendment is itself treasonable: because it changed the original Constitution.

Logically therefore all amendments to the original Constitution would have to be treasonable. And America would be in a place where the original wording was elevated to a higher place than any religious text: incapable of being reinterpreted, or progressing. Even though when it was written, assault weapons did not exist. Nor did cars, train networks, airplanes, modern healthcare or universal education.

Welcome to the 18th century, motherfuckers.

by Anonymousreply 803/16/2014

Didn't the White House last year up the threshold at which it will respond from 25,000 signatures to 100,000?

by Anonymousreply 903/16/2014

She should be tried as an accessory to the NSA, and war crimes, not this.

by Anonymousreply 1003/16/2014

Another example of the Rufus T. Firefly School of Public Administration.

by Anonymousreply 1103/16/2014

The move to try Diane Feinstein for treason is being brought to you by the same people who like to discuss murdering the president of the United States.

by Anonymousreply 1203/16/2014
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