Skip to comments.Federal Law Bans Homofascist Conspiracies (Brendan Eich Take Notice)
Posted on 04/06/2014 2:54:06 AM PDT by nd76
It is actually illegal for two or more people to get together to do what they did to Brendan Eich. Title 18, Section 241 of the United States Code states as follows:
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
I suppose the difficulty in this case would be proving conspiracy.
And finding a court that is not already corrupted by the Left.
I do think there must be grounds for a lawsuit if not even for criminal charges against the people who coordinated the on-line attack against Eich.
Certainly he could argue defamation of character, libel, etc. because, based on his perfectly legal support for a perfectly legal bill supported by the majority of Californians defining marriage as being between one man and one woman, he was accused of bigotry, discrimination, hatred, etc. and this was spread throughout the social media, resulting in damage to his reputation and even livelihood.
However, a lawsuit is a messy thing, and I would doubt that he wants to go through it.
The government itself is the biggest violator of this law.
The laws are being applied selectively.
This country is ruled by a mob, a totalitarian, collectivist-statist mob, NOT by law.
Against what? Brendan Eich stepped down on his own. He was not fired. So, which people injured, oppressed, threatened, or intimidated him?
Do you want to prosecute the ones who said they wouldn't work with him? No one has to work with anyone else.
The ones who said that they'd block Firefox? No one is required to allow Firefox or any other browser.
The ones who said they wouldn't do business with Mozilla again? No one is required to do business with a company.
Additionally, how is what happened to him different from what happened with World Vision? Hundreds of churches said that they could no longer support World Vision after WV came out and said that they'd offer benefits to married gay couples. World Vision backed down after a few days and lost board members who had voted for the change. Would you like to see those people and churches prosecuted, too?
Don't you have any confidence that the market can fix its problems better than the government can?
Mozilla either made a good decision to fire him because generally, a CEO's job is to be non-controversial; or they made a horrible decision because they didn't support the man they'd vetted and hired. The market can decide this without the government's help.
Don't you realize that if this was prosecuted, it would be turned around on religious people and organizations immediately?
We all know that it’s a one way street!
Is this part of RICO?
Under the strictest definition, the whole Democrat Party should be in prison for attempting to take away my Second Amendment rights.
I believe that is part of Steyn's point:
"America has a corrupt government - so corrupt that many Americans now think it entirely normal for the state tax collector to target the regime's political enemies."
The sooner we start recognising the extreme corruption in our government, the better. Americans, conservatives especially still want to see America as that shining city on the hill. Well, it's not any more, and hasn't been for some time. We need to start taking the blinders off and recognise exactly what it is that we face.
I am sure they will bring gay judge Vaughan Walker, who was the one that declared that homosexual marriage was a constitutional right despite the California constitution saying the exact opposite, back out of retirement to hear the case.