(All bold face in this article mine)
Lawrence Sellin seems to be showing up more and more of late in birtherstan. And he seems to be an....interesting character.
A Ph.D. who was a former Army Reserve colonel, he lives in Helsinki, Finland as a defense contractor. Outside of that, he was known for articles like this 15 November 2009 UPI one on Afghanistan.
"A new strategy for Afghanistan can correct many of our past errors, if we do so in time. By effectively addressing the Afghanistan-Pakistan cultural environment within the context of a comprehensive and bottom-up counterinsurgency program and in cooperation with allies and regional partners, it is still possible to reverse the momentum of the Taliban and avert a disaster potentially affecting all of southwest Asia.
Mr. President, faster please."
He started going more to the right around 15 June 2010 though.
"Much of our current leadership seem less committed to addressing critical national security issues than pursuing political agendas dedicated solely to the perpetuation of personal power and privilege.
They persist despite the knowledge that their inaction may ultimately weaken the country. It is a degree of selfishness that defies description.
In recent years, we have witnessed the evolution of a biased and partisan national media, which, by selective reporting and "editorializing" the news, they misinform and unnecessarily polarize the electorate.
Tenured radicals dominate our colleges and universities. They have largely eviscerated a balanced educational system in favor of programs promoting political indoctrination, controlled speech and social engineering."
Soon, after this piece, he was deployed to Afghanistan, where he served as a staff member for Gen. David Petraeus. Where, on 24 August 2010, he released this rant to UPI about PowerPoint slideshows and his commanding officers.
"We are part of the operational arm of the International Security Assistance Force commanded by U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus. It is composed of military representatives from all the NATO countries, several of which I cannot pronounce.
Officially, IJC was founded in late 2009 to coordinate operations among all the regional commands in Afghanistan. More likely it was founded to provide some general a three-star command. Starting with a small group of dedicated and intelligent officers, IJC has successfully grown into a stove-piped and bloated organization, top-heavy in rank. Around here you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a colonel.
For headquarters staff, war consists largely of the endless tinkering with PowerPoint slides to conform with the idiosyncrasies of cognitively challenged generals in order to spoon-feed them information. Even one tiny flaw in a slide can halt a general's thought processes as abruptly as a computer system's blue screen of death."
"The commander's immediate subordinates, usually one- and two-star generals, listen to the CUA in a semi-comatose state. Each briefer has approximately 1 or 2 minutes to impart either information or misinformation. Usually they don't do either. Fortunately, none of the information provided makes an indelible impact on any of the generals.
One important task of the IJC is to share information to the ISAF commander, his staff and to all the regional commands. This information is delivered as PowerPoint slides in e-mail at the flow rate of a fire hose. Standard operating procedure is to send everything that you have. Volume is considered the equivalent of quality.
Next month IJC will attempt a giant leap for mankind. In a first-of-its-kind effort, IJC will embed a new stovepipe into an already existing stovepipe. The rationale for this bold move resides in the fact that an officer, who is currently without one, needs a staff of 35 people to create a big splash before his promotion board.
Like most military organizations, structure always trumps function."
Not surprisingly, the Army took a rather dim view of such things. Foreign Policy, 19 August 2010:
"...after the article was published and after a helpful colleague slipped a yellow-highlighted copy under his door, my major general supervisor politely and professionally asked me to leave Afghanistan. Another major general, who I had never met, but who had a previous unpleasant experience with an article-writer, ordered me behind closed doors so he could call me names. A case of projected anger, I suppose."
And from the 2 September 2010 edition of the Army Times.
"Army Col. Lawrence Sellin was fired two days after his sarcastic rant was published by the United Press International wire service.
Sellin was fired because he didn’t clear his remarks through public affairs and failed to clear “written or oral presentations to the media” through a designated public affairs officer."
"Nato officials in Kabul dispute the account given by Col Sellin, who had been in Afghanistan for less than two months. Col Hans Bush, a spokesman in Kabul, said: " His comments do not reflect the reality of the work done every day. His duty position and responsibilities did not offer him the situational awareness needed to validate his postings to the media." The US Army stated that Col Sellin had broken rules governing the making of public statements.
Shortly before the article came out, Col Sellin says in the Army Times interview, a supervisor told him it was clear he was unhappy and that he should "go home". His second article "sealed [his] fate".
Col Sellin is returning to his family in Finland, where he is an international defence contractor. "Throughout my career I have walked a fine line between good taste and unemployment," he said."
"He was ordered home after penning a snarky poke at PowerPoint briefings for "cognitively-challenged generals" running NATO's "bloated" command, where "you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a colonel."
While that might have been career suicide for the Army Reservist, he unexpectedly became a hero in the ranks for standing up to bureaucratic inertia - which he fears will cost G.I.s' lives.
Sellin told the Daily News the upper echelons are overly concerned with font sizes and bullet points in a bureaucratic stalemate that will "likely prolong the war effort and create more casualties."
He continued to comment on the Afghanistan war, writing this piece (PDF) on 29 December 2010 for Small Wars Journal, where he was described as:
"Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq."
Most of his writings for UPI were very mainstream and professionally done. Nothing too odd or unusual, save the powerpoint meltdown in August of 2010.
"President Obama should use any means necessary to stop and silence “Tea Birthers” or any other ordinary Americans trying to exercise their Constitutional rights of free speech and petitioning their government for the redress of grievances.
Drastic measures may be required, like unleashing the full force of Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, the Itchy and Scratchy of the main stream media, or possibly, Representative Anthony Weiner of New York, the designated auditory toothache of the Democratic Party.
Unlike the right-wing haters, I am convinced that Barack Obama has an extensive and illustrious history. We just don’t know what it is, like Obamacare.
I firmly believe that our candidates are fully vetted by our scrupulous political leadership and our vigilant and unbiased press corps. After all, it is not like someone could become President after falling off the back of a turnip truck.
This started 40 articles between 25 March and 30 June 2010. It was full of the usual birther talking points, but nothing really out there. But then:
28 March 2011, Evicting a President:
"The situation will only change when the pressure applied on elected officials by the American people cuts through the smokescreen generated by the main stream media and any political elites, who might have conspired or assented to hiding the truth and potentially subverting our Constitution.
In such a scenario, Barack Obama cannot resign or be impeached because he was never really the President.
It might be the first time in American history that a President would be issued an eviction notice. As an added precaution, I would turn off the water and electricity in the White House; change the locks and audit the silverware and china cabinets."
Snarky, but less funny and more nasty.
"We may now have a major fissure in the foundation of our republic. It could represent the first step in a deliberate attempt to undermine the Constitution and replace it with something a bit more “progressive”.
In such a confrontation, I, for one, do not want to rely on wishful thinking. Are we clear?"
31 March - He went full metal birther in Obama’s ineligibility for dummies, citing de Vattel, Bingham, and Leo Donofrio.
But then the snark went away, and Sellin went darker.
"To our temporary employees in Washington, D.C. – On which side of history do you wish to be?
You have only a little time left to decide."
That sounds somewhat.....threaty.
"As rumor has it, our political and media elitists are concerned that if Barack Obama is removed from the Presidency without being voted out of office, race riots and politically-motivated violence will ensue.
The political leadership themselves should be removed from office, if for no other reason than they lack a sense of irony.
Race riots and politically-motivated violence can be mitigated by the rule of law, the very thing our political elite and the MSM helped to undermine by reinterpreting the Constitution according to their own whims."
6 April - Obama – Why wait? Vote ”no” now:
"So, what can you do to prevent another Presidential term of creeping socialism?
You can do exactly as I did. Send an email to your favorite goobers in Congress, the Obama Administration, the MSM or the Republican or Democratic Parties.
Add no text to strain their feeble minds, but only write “Obama is ineligible” in the subject line.
You can post email addresses in the comments section after this article or send them to a few of your friends to do the same.
It is a simple and cost-free way to make our voices heard and request redress of our grievances.
We may not win, but at least we can face 2012 with the satisfaction that, while exercising our Constitutional rights, we could also be incredibly annoying to those who so richly deserve it."
8 April - The coming meltdown of Barack Obama:
"Barack Obama should step down or be Constitutionally removed from office.
The American people are now faced with an urgent and critical choice.
Will the rule of law be dictated by the whims of the political elite and the MSM or by the Constitution?
I choose the latter."
11 April - Obama’s Eligibility: The Big Con:
"The “hook” of the con was the June 2008 release of Obama’s “birth certificate”, more aptly described as the “Certification of Live Birth” (COLB). It was accompanied by the circulation of many carefully-worded, official statements of verification, all of which sounded more like legal escape hatches.
Dr. Ron Pollard aka Polarik has produced informative and entertaining videos arguing that the various versions of the COLB, which appeared on pro-Obama websites, are all forgeries.
Sometimes the facts make it difficult not to believe in conspiracies."
At this point, one has to wonder if his PowerPoint meltdown was the sign of some increasing instability or mental issues.
"One can only hope that the truth will prevail and the Constitution will be preserved. It may be time for the people to utter a new declaration of independence and usher in an American Renaissance.
Like Lexington and Concord, it is time to stand our ground."
Again, notice the "revolution" imagery.
15 April - Obama’s ineligibility and Republican eunuchs:
"No articles of impeachment need to be drawn up. No voters need to be disenfranchised. Simply invoke Section 3 of the 20th Amendment, which provides a remedy if a President is deemed unqualified."
18 April - Common Sense and the usurper Obama:
"Our misguided and cowardly political and media elite need to be reminded that throughout our history, Americans have sacrificed their lives to defend their liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. We will not allow them to whittle away at those rights. We will resist."
Again he uses revolution imagery.
"Republican elected officials: how much evidence do you need before you take the appropriate action?
In addition to Obama’s clear Constitutional ineligibility, there are an ample number of apparent inconsistencies in Obama’s personal history to warrant a Congressional investigation.
First, if Obama was born in Hawaii, there is no evidence indicating in which hospital he was born. I doubt that there are many living Americans, who do not know the hospital of their birth and who cannot prove it.
Second, Obama has been using a Social Security Number issued in Connecticut, a state in which he never lived or even had a mailing address."
He's spewing more of the birther party line at this point.
"In the end, however, it will not be the MSM who will pay the penalty for participating in this scam, because they can walk away from their mistakes and update their web pages.
Those potentially liable are Obama and the Congress.
According to the 20th Amendment, Section 3, it is not the responsibility of the American people to prove that he is not eligible, but for Obama to prove that he is. In addition, the Congress is required to validate Obama’s eligibility.
When the truth is finally known and history is eventually written regarding Obama’s actions and the acquiescence by members of Congress, the words of Thomas Paine might come to mind:
“the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.”
Mind you, up until recently, Sellin was part of the mainstream press.
"It is difficult to imagine a more pressing issue facing the country than the integrity of the Constitution. Yet many Republican leaders call the question about Obama’s eligibility a “distraction”, insisting that we need to focus on other issues with which they feel more comfortable.
On November 18, 1783, William Pitt stated in the British House of Commons:
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.”
As Thomas Jefferson wrote: “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?”
There's that imagery again.
"For the first time in US history, a post-1787-born individual, who was born of a non-U.S.-citizen parent and received, at birth, foreign nationality (British) from that parent, was knowingly elected President.
Perhaps Congress fears the turmoil, which will undoubtedly occur if Obama is removed from office. We cannot, however, expect to rely on the rule of law in the future by violating it today.
That type of threat evokes another historical anecdote. Prior to America’s entry into World War I, a German diplomat warned US Ambassador James Gerard that if America entered the war against Germany, 500,000 German-Americans stood ready to rise up against their adopted country.
In that case, Gerard responded, the U.S. had 500,000 lampposts from which to hang them."
At this point, Sellin starts to cross the line. Before he was coyly using revolutionary imagery. Now he's openly using it, suggesting mob rule and......
Well, continue reading on:
28 April - Obama has declared war on the Constitution:
"It is now the patriotic duty of individual states to rescue the United States."
"Despite the intentional distortions continuously disgorged by the MSM and the willful ignorance displayed by the political elites, there is no ambiguity. Obama is not eligible for the Presidency.
Stand your ground, if he means to have a war, let it begin now."
At this point, Sellin starts his increasingly open calls for a coup.
"... in April 2008, it appears that a political deal was struck between the Democrats and Republicans that would provide cover for both McCain and Obama on the issue of eligibility. That would also explain the continuing conspiracy of silence by our political elite.
Because SR 511 has no force of law, Congress protected itself from legal consequences, but by political fiat they could do a “quick and dirty” amendment to the Constitution.
My fellow Americans – we’ve been had."
"When Obama wins in 2012, the Republicans will only have themselves to blame. They deceived their supporters and, for the sake of political expediency, circumvented the Constitution.
Republicans cannot run a 2012 Presidential campaign based on lies and trying to become the lapdog of the MSM, who, in the end, will always back Democrats.
The Republican leadership has decided to ignore Obama’s Constitutional ineligibility for the Presidency and campaign against him “on the issues”.
Well, ok then. Good luck."
This marks the first time he actually uses that imagery in the title of the article. As does the article, ending with:
"If the political elites now fancy themselves successful tyrants, then the words of Thomas Jefferson provide an appropriate metaphor:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
We will be unforgiving"
"The junta, formerly known as the US Government, reeks of corruption.
Thanks to the malfeasance or political cowardice of the Republican and Democratic Parties, we now have an ineligible individual, Barack Hussein Obama, occupying the White House.
In addition, there is an increasing amount of credible evidence to suggest that forgery may have been committed during Obama’s campaign for the Presidency.
Yet there are no ongoing official investigations. Quite the contrary, everything is being done by both political parties to suppress any discussion of wrongdoing"
"The time has long past to sweep aside the race card and not be intimidated by it. As long as the Republicans fear it, Obama will use it. He is not a post-racial, but a retro-racial President, who uses racial and ethnic polarization to mobilize his base and silence his opposition.
I, for one, don’t like the policies of his white half either.
Obama’s background IS an issue. It cuts to the very heart of the duties and responsibilities of a President. Voters have a right to know who he really is and what he really believes, not some fairy tale produced by ghost writers, marketing firms and secretive financial backers, and all of it shrouded by hidden documents"
"His background appears to be a case study in identity theft. He has dishonored the Presidential oath of office, eroded the Constitution and followed an agenda to diminish America.
Useful idiots among the Obama progressives, in their obsession to subvert America, have allied themselves with radical Islam or turned a blind eye to the clandestine Islamization of our country."
Interesting dip into racism there.
"It may be time to descend upon Washington, D.C. with torches and pitchforks."
And again, he's dancing around an open call for rebellion.
This is when he drops the pretense and flat out CALLS for a rebellion and an attempted coup against the Government.
"We are experiencing, in real-time, the destruction of the Constitution and a flagrant disregard for the rule of law by elected officials and government bureaucrats, who are deliberately hiding the truth from the American people.
We must overthrow those responsible. For too long we have been silent and inattentive."
"We must not permit Obama to run for President in 2012 without a proper investigation of his background and the truth disclosed.
If our government shirks its responsibility, then it is our patriotic duty as citizens to act."
Note the term used - "purged". And it gets worse:
"If we do not rise up against the usurpation of power and the endemic corruption of the professional political class, our silence will be construed as a surrender of our rights.
We must not allow Obama to run for re-election without a proper investigation of his background and the truth being revealed. If there is a conspiracy to defraud the American people, the guilty must be rooted out and punished.
Ordinary Americans must now act because the professional political class will never do so. It may become prudent to exercise our Second Amendment rights vigorously."
I can't see how anyone can see this other than open sedition and calls for treason.
26 May - Obama’s ineligibility: We know:
"Both Obama and his minions see him as the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. A more accurate likeness would be Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe."
And another dip into racism here.
"We know there will be no meaningful change in Washington, D.C. unless the American people rise up in anger, destroy the permanent professional political class and replace it with citizen-legislators bounded by term limits.
Those complicit in the Obama cover-up will be the first to go."
"The outrage is growing and the winds of change are blowing. You may not feel it yet in Washington, D.C., but you will.
"If the people at the highest levels of government believe that they can, whenever they wish, commit law evasion, what can ordinary citizens do?
We can hope that the cover-up surrounding Obama’s alleged crimes begins to unravel and honest, courageous and patriotic leaders step forward to root out those complicit, eliminate the endemic corruption and guide the country back on the right course.
Otherwise, left with no alternatives, open dissent will grow and chaos will ensue.
Keep your powder dry."
Sellin starts off with a fantasy about Obama and Biden being forced to resign.
"It is becoming increasingly likely that Barack Hussein Obama will be forced to resign the Presidency before the 2012 election.
Vice President Biden will also be obliged to resign, as will Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan.
All Obama’s appointments and all the legislation he has signed will be null and void."
Mind you, he offers no reason or proof to back up this claim, only the "holy reset" option the birthers have been dreaming about to get a do over of the 2008 election.
"We must again embrace the spirit of the American Revolution and reject the notion that a small permanent political class in a capital insulated from common sense can dictate to us their own tyrannical and flawed vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
"The fall of Barack Obama will expose the endemic corruption within our political system. Many in our political leadership will be charged with felonies. Some will go to prison.
It will be a national trauma equivalent to the Civil War.
It will, however, also provide an opportunity for an American Renaissance"
"Like Lexington and Concord, it is time to stand our ground and fight."
"Our American royalty now think that they are above the law. We need to teach them that they are not.
The permanent political class has awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.
The race card will be played, lies will be told, and the full force of the political establishment and the MSM will be used against us. Ignore them.
Like Lexington and Concord, it is time to stand our ground and fight. It is time to take back our government."
11 June - Obama’s ineligibility: Weiner government:
"...the Obama Administration is systematically dismantling of the Constitution, eviscerating citizen rights and creating a de facto one-party state with union thugs as its storm troopers."
"Note to the permanent political class: We have nothing but contempt for you. You are traitors to the republic."
"Note to the Obama Administration: Start packing your bags. You’re history, a history we want to fix and forget."
"Note to ourselves: We will defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. If we do not defeat our domestic enemies now, we will be too weak to counter any foreign threat.
Ordinary Americans have been backed into a corner. It is now time for us to go on the offensive. In a fight to save our country, we will take no prisoners."
At this point, Sellin is (presumably from his home in Helsinki, Finland), openly and publically calling for an open revolution and putsch against the United States government and the United States Constittution. He is using openly seditionist rhetoric to rile and inflame his readers. Which, if he's safely overseas, means he doesn't have to live day-by-day with the results of his words.
13 June - Congress agrees that Obama is above the law:
"Obama must not be permitted to enter another election cycle without the allegations of forgery being objectively investigated.
If members of Congress are no longer willing to uphold the law, then they must be removed, the sooner the better.
17 June - Obama’s ineligibility: Fighting back I:
"It is now the responsibility of ordinary Americans to restore the Constitution and the rule of law, which our government officials have willfully disregarded.
The following are the opinions of ordinary Americans."
"1. “The Constitution and the Bill of Rights , as well as the Declaration of Independence clearly states that when a Government through a chain of abuses of power becomes so completely unable to serve the will of the People, then it becomes OUR DUTY and OUR RESPONSIBLITY to abolish such a Government and hold special elections to restore its legality."
"2. “Our leaders ignore the law to suit their purposes and then contemptuously all-but-dare us to do anything about it, secure in the knowledge that they can charge with crimes and imprison anyone who steps out of line. What we need is a simple act of defiance that can be done by enough everyday Americans that it is impossible to charge all of us, let alone imprison us. We need something symbolically powerful but harmless in and of itself. It would be even better if it was lawful action, because that way we keep the high ground morally and legally.”"
"4. “If tomorrow, every person of voting age outside of our political class refused to go to work and went on strike – we could break our political class very quickly – if we had the fortitude to wait them out long enough to make them truly uncomfortable. A modern-day non-violent “revolution” could be created by harnessing the incipient power of common Americans. Get enough of us acting in concert and toward a common goal, and you’d be amazed at what can be accomplished by “ordinary” people.”"
The problem with this is that the birthers keep forgetting just how small their numbers really are.
"5. “Civil disobedience can be effective in the United States, but it must be used properly. Doing so requires great discipline, enormous self-control on the part of participants, and substantial courage and moral authority on the part of the movement’s leaders. It also requires a willingness to go to jail if necessary for your “crimes” as Martin Luther King and his supporters did. You asked for legal courses of action; civil disobedience is by definition illegal. Furthermore, none of us really knows which way the armed forces will act once events are underway, as the 1932 World War I bonus marchers incident shows. You and I both hope that the military and law enforcement communities will do the right thing, but orders are orders, and some people follow them even if they are wrong.”
"Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) says:
“The facts have consistently shown that President Obama was born in the United States. As a natural-born American citizen, he is fully eligible to serve as President of our country.”
Anwar al-Awlaki was born on April 22, 1971 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is an Islamic spiritual leader and an imam who has encouraged Islamic terrorism against the West. He is a senior talent recruiter and motivator, who has also become “operational” as a planner and trainer for al-Qaeda. Al-Awlaki’s sermons were attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers. He reportedly met privately with two of them in San Diego. Recent investigations have suggest that al-Awlaki may have known about the 9/11 attacks in advance. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of “regional commander” within al-Qaeda.
According to Warner and every other member of the US Congress, al-Awlaki is a natural-born American citizen and he is fully eligible to serve as President of our country.
Accused Fort Hood shooter and al-Awlaki disciple Nidal Malik Hasan was born on September 8, 1970 in Arlington, Virginia.
Perhaps al-Awlaki and Hasan could be on the same Presidential ticket with Warner as their campaign manager."
So it's not only a strawman argument, but also an excursion into open racism as well.
"An increasing number of Americans believe that Congress no longer listens to or represents them, but acts only in its own collective self-interest.
More and more Americans think as John Adams did, that bottom-up revolutionary change is required to bring the country back on a proper path:
The title pretty much says it all.
"Like the militia at Lexington and Concord, it is now the responsibility of ordinary Americans to restore the Constitution and save the republic."
"The first “shots” of the Second American Revolution have not been fired, but the battle lines have been drawn."
"The present occupiers of the US Government openly violate the Constitution, are hopelessly corrupt and politically correct, have brought us to the brink of bankruptcy, have opened our borders to illegal immigration and have permitted a fifth column promoting Sharia law to infiltrate our society.
They can no longer be trusted as guardians of our posterity."
"It no longer matters to me why they are doing it, but that they are clearly ignoring their oaths of office.
To me, those who are perpetrating this “Misprision of felony” are traitors and must be removed from their positions of authority. They no longer have either credibility or the trust of the people."
"I no longer see how it can be averted. Politics has replaced the rule of law."
"Obama and his followers know this and will use every means possible to intimidate the opposition and sway the 2012 election in his direction.
Obama has already trampled on the Constitution, ruthlessly over-stepped his authority and is rapidly eroding our liberties. He is, in my opinion, an illegal President and, most likely, a multiple felon.
Unlike many of the political elite, patriotic Americans will wait no longer. We will stand our ground, fight to uphold the Constitution and restore sanity to the country.
Time’s up. Let’s roll."
"If our country no longer has any honest leaders, it will be the responsibility of ordinary citizens to restore the Constitution and the rule of law.
In doing so, patriotic Americans will be viciously opposed, denounced and denigrated by those corrupt politicians, powerful financiers and the main stream media.
Nevertheless, we must now stand our ground in order to save our country.
Abraham Lincoln said that the American people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
Oh, and Dean Haskins gets a reach-around.
"Dean Haskins has produced an excellent video explaining how the Obama Administration and the Congress are lying to the American people.
Doc Conspiracy did a pretty good debunking of this video here. And the comments are full of calls for civil war and military coups.
"By giving illegal immigrants amnesty before the 2012 election, the Democrats believe that they can guarantee an election victory for Obama and regain control of Congress.
Their aim is permanent political power, a one-party state like Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe."
"I agree that we should challenge Obama and the Democrats on their misguided policies, but in a street fight you can be sure that Obama, his union thugs, his powerful leftist financiers and his radical followers will not play by any rules.
And we will be called names like “racist” or “extremists” no matter what we do or say."
Maybe if you didn't ACT like racists or extremists.....
"Regrettably, our government has declared war on the American people and our Constitution.
We must now remind ourselves of the outnumbered militiamen on Lexington Common the morning of April 19, 1775, the courage they displayed and the fateful words of their commander Captain John Parker:
“Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
The 2012 election will be crucial. It is now our turn to stand our ground. We are, quite literally, fighting for our lives and our country."
And he's using the American Revolution imagery again.
So there you have it. In the space of three months, Sellin went from throwing out some of the birther party line to full-on conspiracy claims mixed in with open and blatant calls for treason, rebellion, coups, and the overthrow of this country and every principal it's founded on. I don't know if he just kept this stuff quiet while he wrote for UPI, or if the meltdown over PowerPoint while he was on duty somehow was a sign of some mental illness or instability.
However, the facts are that his calls for insurrection against the government are becoming more open and his hatred of Obama becomes more obvious.
And, based on the comments, with familiar names like Dean Haskins, Dr. Kate, and other birtherstani, his calls and hatred are being read, heard, and repeated.
The question is, how many other open voices like Sellin are the birthers listening to?