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I see two local stories from local sources and I'm sure there are more.

FBI says it thwarted plot to violently overthrow elected government and kidnap elected governor and hold a "trial" for treason. (gee, who sounds treasonous here?)

Plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia (according to federal affidavit). (I'm sure it was a "well regulated" militia of crazy lunatics with guns who have to "take back our country and our rats!".)

"Several members talked about murdering 'tyrants' or 'taking' a sitting governor," an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.

More than 12 people were arrested late Wednesday on state and federal charges.

“The group talked about creating a society that followed the U.S. Bill of Rights and where they could be self-sufficient,” the FBI agent wrote.

The FBI was already tracking the militia in March after a local police department learned members were trying to obtain addresses of local law-enforcement officers, the FBI agent wrote.

In late June, Fox posted on Facebook a video in which he complained about the state’s judicial system and COVID-19 restrictions on gyms operating in Michigan.

"We ain't going to let 'em burn our f---in' state down. I don't give a f--- if there's only 20 or 30 of us, dude, we'll go out there and use deadly force," said Fox during the surveillance operation, according to an audio recording quoted in the affidavit.

“The lockdown has been a lightning rod for anti-government extremists in this country, and Gov. Whitmer has been on the forefront of their targeting,”

(And the US has 4 % of the world population but 20 % of the covid deaths. Before some idiot AC says [citation needed]... Google for numbers "worldwide covid deaths" 1.06M and "us covid deaths" 212K. Advanced mathematical technique called "division". Similarly Google for world and us population, use similar "division" technique.)

According to other news source, 13 charged in plot.

In Covid-19 news, Trump says it must have been gold star families that infected him with Covid-19. Because viruses are selective in that they only infect bad people such as those "losers and suckers".

Fun fact: Some people don't like facts.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 09 2020, @01:40AM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 09 2020, @01:40AM (#1062322)

    The founders wanted Americans to be able to do things exactly like that. S'why the second amendment is what it is.

    Really?!? I thought the Founders of this nation wanted Americans to speak freely, to petition their government for redress of grievances, to choose representatives by means of voting. I never dreamed that the Founders of the nation wanted militias to kidnap lawfully elected Governors (and other elected representatives)! In fact, I'm almost certain that the Founders never dreamed of (nor wanted) this either.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday October 09 2020, @02:49AM (7 children)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Friday October 09 2020, @02:49AM (#1062341) Homepage Journal

    You really need to go back to grade school then. The founders had just recently finished killing the shit out of a whole lot of legitimate representatives of their democratically elected (though not by them for the most part) government, with privately owned firearms and artillery (almost entirely at the outset, less so as things went on), when they wrote it. It exists because they wanted to make sure we could always do the same. Read their correspondence when they were writing the constitution and the amendments. There is no question whatsoever that it is there first and foremost so that the people can always violently overthrow their government should it be warranted.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday October 09 2020, @03:46AM (1 child)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 09 2020, @03:46AM (#1062359) Journal

    You should not go back to school as TMB suggests. Instead, you should do some internet searches for the commentary and writing of the founding fathers. The right to revolt is is written into the DNA of this nation. Face it: All of them were revolutionary assholes. They had to justify their own revolution, which, in turn, imparts to succeeding generations the same right to revolt.

    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Friday October 09 2020, @05:15AM

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Friday October 09 2020, @05:15AM (#1062384) Journal

      They had to justify their own revolution, which, in turn, imparts to succeeding generations the same right to revolt.

      And then there was the Whiskey Rebellion to set the record straight...

      The people! They're revolting! Yeah, they stink on ice!

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