The ill-educated and self-anointed judge, jury and executioner of GWB, out of the symptomatic manifestations of the BDS psychotic break-down, has no idea that there are consequences to one's words...especially in print.
The defective slog has taken bits and pieces of a document and order of orders out of context and has applied them to his dementia. There is no distinction between the role of the Presidency and the role of the President as CIC. Relieving the President of the United States as CIC is the same thing as relieving the President of the Presidency. Naturally, this is what the Moonbat Fruit Loop Brigades desire and there is nothing of substance and legal precedence to substantiate the ignorant desire.
I am no attorney nor do I claim any such stature. However, I can read and I do know the UCMJ inside out and backwards. The poor ill-informed "mister" Lewis, on the other hand, does not. He should become familiar with the following:
§ 2385. Advocating overthrow of GovernmentWhoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; orWhoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; orWhoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.
From the Sage of The Captain's Quarters:
Lewis quotes extensively from the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but clearly his scholarship does not extend to the Constitution. The command of the armed forces follows from the president's election to office, and cannot be separated from the office itself. Bush isn't C-in-C because he got appointed to that position, but because the American electorate voted him into that role. In other words, the military cannot arrest the C-in-C but leave the President in power, and to argue otherwise is to demonstrate complete ignorance.Dale Franks from Q and O:
Lewis then goes on to expound the most outrageously stupid legal theory, based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, that would authorize such a move.Wake Up America states:
It's difficult to know where to begin to even address this kind of neutron star density of stupidity.
First, the president is not subject to the authority of the UCMJ, since the president is an elected civilian official, not a military member in any sense. Indeed, the Constitution prohibits any military member from holding any other Federal office or position of trust. Only uniformed military members are subject to the UCMJ, so none of its articles apply to any civilian, including the president. As such an court-martial convened to try the president would be invalid and unconstitutional on its face.
Ok, fit of laughter over.From the Daily Pundit:
Let's be clear about something here.
The President is the top of the chain of command for ALL branches of the military.
HE'S STILL A CIVILIAN!
The President is not SUBJECT to UCMJ (for those of you who don't know because you haven't been in the military or just don't know because, well, you just don't know, that stands for Uniform Code of Military Justice).
Let me say this one more time, and I want it to be put forth as matter of public record MY OWN response to Martin Lewis' suggestion.
Here it is.
Ok, I'm out of breath...
Someone notify the Centers for Disease Control before this virus reaches pandemic proportions?
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man
(oh my stars and garters that's just funny)
What follows is a tramp through the lower fever swamps of the leftist mind not seen since Seven Days In May. At least in that movie, the coup was being plotted by evil military wingnuts. This dumbass leftard Martin Lewis has decided that the coup should come from the left, because the president won’t listen to his generals.
Lewis shows he is effectively ignorant of how the constitution works, but that doesn’t stop his little jerk-off fantasy. He seriously believes that Gen. Pace actually has an obligation to save the nation by “relieving” the president of his “command.” Of course, being a nutsack, Lewis doesn’t consider the practical angle of first having the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff going completely insane. Or the rest of the Chiefs tying him to his chair after relieving him of his command. Or, if it actually got down to it, the rather large phalanx of humorless Secret Service agents just itching to protect the president from a military take over of the United States.
I just love it when the left puts it’s neofascist wet dreams on record.
From Blue Crab Boulevard:
I guess we shouldn't be too hard on Lewis. After all, it isn't as if Brits are up to speed on the whole written Constitution thing. But what is HuffPo's excuse?There is more over at memorandum.
As I have stated over and over on this blog and in many forums, dissent is one thing. Disagreeing is one thing. An attempt to call upon the military for an organized and methodical decapitation of the Head of State is altogether something else entirely.
Perhaps the idiots over at the sad excuse for journalism Huff and Puff Ariana The Plane Was Going That Way Anyway Post should instruct their contributing dunder-dolts in American Law:
United States Code
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES
Section 2382. Misprision of treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.
Section 2388. Activities affecting armed forces during war
(a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so - Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
(b) If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a).
(c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(d) This section shall apply within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and on the high seas, as well as within the United States.
I love the domino affect the Victory At Hand in the War In Iraq is having on the Leftinistra. The opening to the Abyss of Obscurity for the Leftinistra is growing wider and wider day by day.