A petition posted online by an activist group tied to the leftist MoveOn.org is calling for the immediate arrest of key Republican Party leaders on Capitol Hill, alleging they’ve committed egregious acts of betrayal against the United States.
The text posted at MoveOn Petitions: “I call on the Justice Department of the United States of America to arrest Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John Boehner and other decision-making House Republican leaders for the crimes of seditious conspiracy against the United States of America.”
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Sedition is a tough crime to prove, given the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech. Nonetheless, the petition touts the GOP-led resistance on Capitol Hill to raising the debt ceiling, and paying for Obamacare, is tantamount to inciting rebellion against the U.S. government.