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Thursday, January 5, 2017
California's Governor: ‘You’re NOT Our President’
Is Our Nation Under Attack? Are We
Allowing Subversive Actors to
Manipulate Our Freedoms to Overthrow
Our Constitutional Republic?...tmiraldi
California Governor Jerry Brown
18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
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.
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.
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
18 U.S. Code § 2386 - Registration of certain organizations
(A)For the purposes of this section:“Attorney General” means the Attorney General of the United States;“Organization” means any group, club, league, society, committee, association, political party, or combination of individuals, whether incorporated or otherwise, but such term shall not include any corporation, association, community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes;“Political activity” means any activity the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the control by force or overthrow of the Government of the United States or a political subdivision thereof, or any State or political subdivision thereof;An organization is engaged in “civilian military activity” if:
it gives instruction to, or prescribes instruction for, its members in the use of firearms or other weapons or any substitute therefor, or military or naval science; or
it receives from any other organization or from any individual instruction in military or naval science; or
it engages in any military or naval maneuvers or activities; or
it engages, either with or without arms, in drills or parades of a military or naval character; or
it engages in any other form of organized activity which in the opinion of the Attorney General constitutes preparation for military action;
An organization is “subject to foreign control” if:
it solicits or accepts financial contributions, loans, or support of any kind, directly or indirectly, from, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with, a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization; or
its policies, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization.
The following organizations shall be required to register with the Attorney General:
Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in political activity;
Every organization which engages both in civilian military activity and in political activity;
Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in civilian military activity; and
Every organization, the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the establishment, control, conduct, seizure, or overthrow of a government or subdivision thereof by the use of force, violence, military measures, or threats of any one or more of the foregoing.
Every such organization shall register by filing with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a registration statement containing the information and documents prescribed in subsection (B)(3) and shall within thirty days after the expiration of each period of six months succeeding the filing of such registration statement, file with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a supplemental statement containing such information and documents as may be necessary to make the information and documents previously filed under this section accurate and current with respect to such preceding six months’ period. Every statement required to be filed by this section shall be subscribed, under oath, by all of the officers of the organization.
This section shall not require registration or the filing of any statement with the Attorney General by:
The armed forces of the United States; or
The organized militia or National Guard of any State, Territory, District, or possession of the United States; or
Any law-enforcement agency of the United States or of any Territory, District or possession thereof, or of any State or political subdivision of a State, or of any agency or instrumentality of one or more States; or
Any duly established diplomatic mission or consular office of a foreign government which is so recognized by the Department of State; or
(e)Any nationally recognized organization of persons who are veterans of the armed forces of the United States, or affiliates of such organizations.
Every registration statement required to be filed by any organization shall contain the following information and documents:
The name and post-office address of the organization in the United States, and the names and addresses of all branches, chapters, and affiliates of such organization;
The name, address, and nationality of each officer, and of each person who performs the functions of an officer, of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization;
The qualifications for membership in the organization;
The existing and proposed aims and purposes of the organization, and all the means by which these aims or purposes are being attained or are to be attained;
The address or addresses of meeting places of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, or affiliate of the organization, and the times of meetings;
The name and address of each person who has contributed any money, dues, property, or other thing of value to the organization or to any branch, chapter, or affiliate of the organization;
A detailed statement of the assets of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization, the manner in which such assets were acquired, and a detailed statement of the liabilities and income of the organization and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization;
A detailed description of the activities of the organization, and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization;
A description of the uniforms, badges, insignia, or other means of identification prescribed by the organization, and worn or carried by its officers or members, or any of such officers or members;
A copy of each book, pamphlet, leaflet, or other publication or item of written, printed, or graphic matter issued or distributed directly or indirectly by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, or by any of the members of the organization under its authority or within its knowledge, together with the name of its author or authors and the name and address of the publisher;
A description of all firearms or other weapons owned by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, identified by the manufacturer’s number thereon;
In case the organization is subject to foreign control, the manner in which it is so subject;
A copy of the charter, articles of association, constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, agreements, resolutions, and all other instruments relating to the organization, powers, and purposes of the organization and to the powers of the officers of the organization and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization; and
(n)Such other information and documents pertinent to the purposes of this section as the Attorney General may from time to time require.All statements filed under this section shall be public records and open to public examination and inspection at all reasonable hours under such rules and regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe.
The Attorney General is authorized at any time to make, amend, and rescind such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section, including rules and regulations governing the statements required to be filed.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Whoever in a statement filed pursuant to this section willfully makes any false statement or willfully omits to state any fact which is required to be stated, or which is necessary to make the statements made not misleading, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
California Sends DEVASTATING Message To Trump: ‘You’re Not Our President’
Donald Trump will soon take office as the most unpopular president-elect in U.S. history. His bigotry and belief in all sorts of discredited nonsense make him a threat to the republic. So it’s understandable the California doesn’t want to be part of this nightmarish experiment, and they are making it clear in the most resounding way.
California Governor Jerry Brown has vowed to fight Donald Trump’s dangerous policies on his state tooth and nail.
Brown said California will push back against trump’s efforts to stop or reverse policies fighting global climate change.
“We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight,” Brown told the applauding audience.
“If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite,” roared Brown to the crowd.
And referring to Rick Perry, the former Texas governor Trump has selected to lead the Department of Energy, Brown reminded everyone of California’s advantages over Texas when it comes to renewable energy.
“We’ve got more sun than you’ve got oil,” he said.
Brown, who during the presidential campaign joked that if Trump was elected, “we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” called Trump a “fraud.”
It was fairly clear for whom the message was intended.
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León traveled to a United Nations summit in Morocco to reassure foreign officials that California would press forward on climate change, while Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom called on the state’s public universities to declare themselves “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented immigrant students. And both Secretary of State Alex Padilla and U.S. Sen.-elect Kamala Harris issued statements criticizing Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
And last week, leaders of an effort to split California into its own country opened what they call an “embassy” for the state in Russia as a step to investigate Trump’s connection with the Kremlin, according to Politico.
To make it even clearer, some media outlets are sending the message in an unequivocal way: “We’ll soon have two presidents, and one will live in Sacramento,” positioning the governor of the nation’s most populous state as a Democratic counterweight to Donald Trump.
“The most consequential and important Democrat in the United States is the Democrat who governs more Americans than anyone save the president,” columnist Joe Mathews Mathews wrote. “Meet Jerry Brown, your shadow president,” he added.
There is precedent for a California governor to gird the state against a Republican administration. When George W. Bush was elected president in 2000, California Democrats raised concerns about Republican policies related to water, logging, clean air and energy. Fearing a change on the U.S. Supreme Court could result in the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, then-governor Davis signed legislation in 2002 designed to protect abortion in California even if the landmark case was reversed.
Mathews ends his column writing: “You’re our president now, Jerry. Please don’t let us down.”