Allen West is at it again. The Fox News regular is now imploring members of the military to disobey orders from their Commander in Chief. West, whose antics include attacking a disabled veteran Congresswoman for working on the select Benghazi Committee, as well as multiple calls for impeachment of President Obama, is living up to his modus operandi.
MAVNI, which was was created in 2008 under the Bush administration, “allows recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training.” The new expansion opens the program to immigrants who came to the United States with their parents before the age of 16 and are approved under the 2012 Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) policy. Under MAVNI, an immigrant can become a naturalized U.S. citizen after 10 weeks of boot camp. West, who apparently has a huge problem with more legal avenues for immigrants to obtain citizenship had this to say:
“Morning folks. While you were sleeping, Barack Hussein Obama took out his pen and ordered our Military to enlist illegal aliens. In other words, this charlatan has allowed those who have disrespected our Constitution and are not citizens to take an oath to support and defend the very document, our rule of law, of which they are in violation. Obama has no constitutional authority to make any laws or rules concerning naturalization as stated in Art I Sect 8 Clause 4. This is an illegal order and should not be followed by our Military. As well, we are pink-slipping men and women in uniform, Americans, and Obama wants to enlist illegals. We are already outsourcing our national security to Syrian Islamists. This is intolerable and just another reason why we must flip the Senate and begin to reverse Obama’s tyranny. Any Democrat supporting this illegal order needs to be voted out!”
What is this? Insurrection? Sedition? Treason?
18 U.S. Code § 2383 – Rebellion or insurrection
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 United States.
18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government
Whoever 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; or
Whoever, 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; or
Whoever 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.
West seems to have an issue with MAVNI in general, which as I pointed out earlier, is a policy enacted under Bush’s administration. This is just more of his usual rhetoric — taking any stab he can at President Obama and Democratic members of Congress. West’s military career was marred by xenophobic outbursts, and his post-political career seems to be no different. One begs the question, what will he do next?
h/t: Media Matters
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