A tea-party coup d'état is set for this Friday in Washington, only the uneducated are set to show up

Operation American SpringLater this week, Operation American Spring (OAS) is planning a protest on the National Mall in Washington. For OAS, the 2016 election is too long to wait. They want a revolution right now. There is no doubt they will fail, but the very fact that they exist speaks to the lack of education among the voting electorate.

OAS is demanding the overthrow of President Obama. OAS organizer, Harry Riley, predicts that “millions of people will participate,” but warns that “patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated and harassed by the government.

If successful they will install a right-wing tribunal led by Allen West and Ted Cruz. Even though “some people may die because the government will not be non-violent” writes Riley, “If that’s what it takes to save our nation what choice do we have?” They are basically calling for a Tea-Party coup.

Riley feels that this is necessary because “When Barack Obama became the White House occupant we saw the Constitution being destroyed and ignored at nearly the speed of light.” He has posted bizarre rants on his website claiming that Obama may “impose martial law to remain in office beyond his term.”

It is easy to dismiss this group as just a bunch of lunatics. However, the Bundy Ranch fiasco showed that extremists can lead to life threatening situations. It is a mistake to ignore them. The media seems to be taking this approach. Very little, if any, coverage has been given to Operation American Spring in terms of the planned revolution.

The best way to defend against radical groups like OAS is to educate people. That means both parties, Republicans and Democrats, need to agree on a core set of truths. The problem is, Republicans don’t necessarily want an educated populace because they rely on votes from crazy, radical, fringe groups like OAS. In return, Republicans pander to the radicalized fears of these groups and create gridlock.

Operation American Spring and its supporters are focused, almost obsessively, on the President’s ability to issue executive orders. However, it is a power afforded by the Constitution and is available to every President. By comparison George W. Bush issued 173 executive orders in his first term while Obama issued 147 in the same period.

By educating people on the reality of the political system we can improve the quality of debate. It would also help stop the hysteria created by groups who play on the ignorance of people. There are enough real problems facing our nation without wasting precious resources on issues like whether Obama is Kenyan or when he will take away our guns.

23 COMMENTS

  1. The Civil War to take back America is most likely coming, “So like always The Cowards Run, and Hide, Where Brave American Patriots Stand and Fight”, it’s always been like this throughout history.

  2. Ignorance is curable, but willful ignorance is not. We simply have to wait for natural selection to weed these people out of the gene pool.

  3. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…..Wendy I agree these people are “crazy”. They can claim temporary insanity at their trials if this “peaceful” demonstration turns bad. Anger does cause people to get out of their right mind. These people are angry that the country “Of the [white] people, for the [white] people” is changed dramatically in demographics and what they see is their time in power coming to and end. Bye bye to them….don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  4. This is the most ridiculous article I have ever read! I do believe Wendy needs to do a little more research on what OAS stands for and what it would like to accomplish. Regardless of the quotes used, this is a peaceful protest. Do not confuse anger for “crazy”. These people are angry – they are angry at the way Obama has run over not only the constitution, but the very oath he took to become president. If more Americans would stand up to this sorry excuse for an administration, we wouldn’t have to have protests. But then the far left “Wendy’s” of the world wouldn’t have anyone to make up stories about or call names, and that would be sad, for Wendy.

    • Your comment may be the stupidest comment on a non existent so called problem that the gun nuts of this country ever came up with. You people are sick in the head if you think The best president we’ve had this century and when you add in Clinton and Carter, the last half of the last century. The president has broken no laws, is not coming for anyone’s guns and is a U.S. born legal citizen. WTF is your problem? It’s that you’re all idiots is my guess.

    • When Wendy wrote that the problem is a lack of education among the voting electorate, I’m pretty sure she was talking about you…

    • These people are angry – they are angry at the way Obama has run over not only the constitution, but the very oath he took to become president. If more Americans would stand up to this sorry excuse for an administration, we wouldn’t have to have protests.
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      What you just wrote, your thoughts, pretty much shows that you are a bit “crazy”, and that’s exactly why more Americans arent with you, and wont be, because of your partisan political deranged hysteria. You are a self righteous blowhard Obama Hater. People have tired of you all and your fake patriotism and fake outrage, and so the majority of Americans rejected your views and elected him again.

      You folks are a good reason why he got re-elected. You all just dont know when to give it a rest and move on, realizing like most other folks, that you will get your chance to lose the WH again in 2 and a half more years. You Cons & Republicans have managed to lose the Popular Vote for President in 6 out of the last 7 elections? How’d ya all manage that!? LOL

      • The OAS plans and intentions on their website are blatantly unconstitutional, though vague to the point of being meaningless. But they are also explicitly non-violent.

        “Phase 1 – Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.”

        • The Civil War to take back America is most likely coming, “So like always The Cowards Run, and Hide, Where Brave American Patriots Stand and Fight”, it’s always been like this throughout history.

    • Actually, the Bundy bunch and Riley are clearly not peaceful. I find it ironic he thinks the government “wont be non violent” the government doesnt give a crap about this bag of nuts..the people of Nevada are begging the government to take the Bundy crew away and they government has basically ignored them in spite ot the threats coming exclusively from their side. Im pretty happy with Obama, i dont get 100% of what i want from this or any presidency but he hasnt touched the constitution. Thats just false. If you dont like how the country is legally run you dont like the america that has existed for many decades that still doesnt mean the constitution is being mistreated. It means you dont inderstand the complexity of the government. Read up, and vote your conscience. Dont skip the read up part, your clearly missing some vital info.

  5. they are standing up for their country, which is in dire straits. They are not crazies, they are doing the only thing left that they know what to do. The politicians will do nothing, it is the next step to stop the fall of America. Don’t call them crazies….

    • How exactly is america in dire straights again? The economy is on a secure and steady rise, our American soldiers are beginning to come back from lengthy wars, no ones freedoms are being taken away, job growth is continues to rise, we now have health care for anyone who wants to not go broke if an emergency happens or dropped from policies for preexisting conditions. It seems to me the on dire situation is the one the republicans keep trying to spoon feed their voting base.

  6. I am willing to take up arms, once again, against tyranny and ignorance. Hand me an AK 47 and I promise to take down at least ten of these morons before I die. I fought for my country once before during Vietnam and I’m more than willing the kill traitors that want to violently take over my country.

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