Florida Tea Partiers Plan To Arrest — And Possibly Execute — President Obama And Other Officials
Insanity here knows no bounds. Apparently these tea partiers believe they can set up a secret vigilante court, which answers to no one, has no jurisdiction limits, and has the power to arrest any officials without oversight.
Wingnuts being wingnuts, right? Keep in mind, these folks are elected officials
The Sarasota County charter review board typically proposes minor changes to the county charter when they meet three times a year, but critics say two of its members — Pat Wayman and Steven R. Fields — have been using their positions to usurp authority from other elected officials, reported the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
The pair have voted to establish a “people’s common law grand jury,” which sovereign citizens and other anti-government extremists have proposed to investigate and prosecute government officials for treason — which, as they frequently point out, carries a potential death penalty.
Tea Party activists have been trying to set up common law grand juries, which don’t actually carry any legal authority, for years in hopes of convicting — and hanging — President Barack Obama for treason.
Dowdell, state coordinator of the right-wing National Liberty Alliance, claims a common law grand jury was already operating in Manatee County, Florida, but he offered no proof.
“I can’t talk about it,” he said. “Everything is secret. In order to keep innocents who may be investigated from being damaged, whatever a grand jury does is secret.”
The Sarasota Herald Tribune also reported:
A group of speakers explained what it means — that everyday citizens could, on their own, indict government officials for corruption without any official assistance or oversight — even though the concept would violate state law.
One man, Mike Bolam, ended his presentation to the board with a veiled threat: “Take a look at the French Revolution and what took place there.”