Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Punish Senator Ted Cruz for organizing an act of sedition, or conspiracy against the government of the United States of America
In the Sedition Act of the United States of America, enacted in 1798, the act of “[conspiring] together to oppose any measure of the government of the United States” is a high misdemeanor, punishable with a fine and jail time. Senator Ted Cruz, along with eighty other members of the Republican Party and backed by the Tea Party, wielded their considerable power to conspire together against the best interest of the United States and shut down the federal government in opposition to the Affordable Care Act, or health care reform.
Senator Cruz and his team essentially held the American government hostage during the passage of health care reform when it became clear that a piece of legislation they didn’t particularly like was going to be made into a law. Government programs were shut down, and thousands of government workers, including police officers and park rangers that the Senators accosted for photo opportunities, went without pay while these few Republican Senators attempted to starve the government to prevent a law that was overwhelmingly supported by the American people.
These Senators cost the United States billions of dollars and acted with complete and utter disregard for the American way of government. They promoted anarchy and reveled in the crippling of the nation. We can not allow a small group of extremists to shut down our government whenever they don’t get their way.
Please sign this petition to call for the condemnation of Senator Ted Cruz for his crimes against the American people and the United States government.
Dear President Barack Obama,
Recently, members of the Senate led by Senator Ted Cruz conspired against the United States to oppose the measure of government known as the Affordable Care Act. Their actions were textbook acts of sedition, punishable by law. These Senators knowingly shut down the government, costing billions of dollars and promoting anarchy in direct opposition to the laws of order in this nation.
Please have Senator Ted Cruz and any other offending members of the Senate adequately punished for sedition. We cannot manage our government with hostage-takers and anarchists in positions of authority, and this tyranny will not end until we do something about it.
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