Bill Barr Goes full-on right-wing nutjob - 2020-09-20
Just in case someone is not persuaded that this Trump Administration is falling off its rocker, the advice from Atty. Gen. William P. Barr to federal prosecutors to use a two-century-old law to stop people – no, specifically "violent" leftist protests outside federal courthouses – from seeking to overthrow the government should make us stop and scratch our collective heads.
For openers, protesting disproportionate police brutality against Black citizens is not calling for the overthrow of the government.
Secondly, there is actual evidence that groups other than Black Lives Matter or the oft-cited, if unorganized "antifa" are not the only ones in street. You heard nothing from Barr about using sedition laws against actual, organized, gun-toting, right-wing, white supremacist nationals who seem actually to want to overthrow the government – as well as to mix it up with lefties in the streets.
Thirdly, sedition laws have not been used over two centuries for good reason: Their Constitutionality runs very close to the edge of First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly that have protected leftists, neo-Nazis, right-wingers, flag-burners and vocal bayers-at-the-moon.