Our long national nightmare is over! Yes, once again, some guy with a website has declared that he’s not just one dude, but a whole angry mob of Real American Patriots who will Take Back America from the Godless Commie Marxist Socialist Muslims! This latest site is the Citizens For Constitutional Governance (CFCG), and just because they needed a different acronym for their group, they’re also The Constitutional Oversight Posse (COP). I can’t read that name without thinking of Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. And like Police Academy 4, the Constitutional Oversight Posse is hilarious! So let’s meet the funny, and the people who will save us from anything that happened post-1860!
Your mission, COP agents, if you choose to accept it…
Mission: To hold to account any congressman, executive branch officer, or federal judge who violates the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
The Constitution overrides the dictates of government officials. It carries the will of the people who ratified it. It may be changed by the amendment process only. It may not be changed by twisted interpretations of its words, by errant precedents set by disobedient judges, or by the pressure of a mob-rule majority.
I’m bolding the mob-rule majority section for later. But for now, let’s just realize the COP refuses to recognize interpretations of the Constitution it doesn’t agree with. This is a great out, because they can argue it’s totally for mandatory Christianity for all while screaming about the 2nd Amendment to the letter.
As the Declaration of Independence points out, it is the duty of the people to correct a government that persistently violates its charter. The government over the last century has demonstrated its inability to restrain itself from violating the Constitution. The government has been indulging in the exercise of powers that would never have been ratified by the prescribed amendment process. Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Supreme Court have all been complicit. To rectify this problem, the Constitutional Oversight Posse has been instituted by citizens of the United States to enforce the Constitution and to ensure that any government official so presumptuous as to try to override the will of the people who ratified the Constitution and its amendments shall be duly brought to justice.
And the COP are using the Declaration of Independence to justify taking up arms against the government. Let’s also like how the COP was instituted by “citizens of the United States” – aka one guy – and he now has more power than the entire rest of the USA because he says so.
The COP will grow its membership until it has at least one million signed members who are eligible to vote in the United States.
One million members!?!?! I’ll point out right here that even the largest Tea Party groups barely have this number, and of the two that claim it, one has a lot of legacy members from before the tea party existed (Americans for Prosperity – which I don’t count as a tea party group regardless no matter what they wrote on Wikipedia), and the other is spread out over thousands of “affiliates” who could easily be sending in inflated member counts. (Freedomworks – which also didn’t start as a tea party group and their tea party spinoff Tea Party Patriots has a considerably smaller roster. Freedomworks list of active volunteers is also lower at 600,000) Most of the other larger websites have realistic numbers of ~120,000-90,000.
But, sure, whatever, one million people, easy. Obviously COP has the experience needed to manage a group of that size.
Once the required membership level has been reached, the COP’s governing board will generate an initial list of violators: government officials who have violated or ignored the oath of office or who have participated in unconstitutional exercises of power. The board will then identify the congressmen who are legally responsible for initiating the impeachment and/or expulsion of the violators.
Ah, until they have a million people, they don’t have to do diddly squat! This is perfect! Then the “board” (aka the one dude) can just pick whoever he doesn’t like that week to target.
No arrest will be conducted without the participation, at the site of the arrest, of at least ten-thousand members of the COP and the assent of at least a majority of the remaining members of the COP. No assault and no physical restraint may be used on the arrested official. No armaments may be illegally employed in the arrest. Any restraints on an arrested official’s mobility will be within the limitations of the first-amendment right to assemble and within the customary guidelines for citizen’s arrests of persons displaying criminal behavior.
Oh, and they won’t arrest anyone until they have a mob of 10,000 to 1 odds of arresting the person. But they’re against mob rule, remember? Except when it is their mob, their rules.
The first major action of the COP after the membership surpasses one million people will likely be the issuance of an ultimatum to the chairman of the House Judicial Committee and to the Speaker of the House warning them that they will be subject to arrest unless they initiate within one month the impeachment and/or other legal proceedings required to remove from office Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama in a manner that will result, to the maximal extent, in the negation of the unconstitutional actions they have taken while in office. The COP will then use its threat of arrest to hand-hold each and every one of the representatives and senators through the most expeditious constitutionally-allowed process leading to expulsion of the accused.
The COP will thereafter continue to act as enforcer of the Constitution, managing the expulsion of one violator of the Constitution after another, thereby chastening an otherwise errant government and restoring the Constitution as the legitimate ruler of the United States.
As you can see, COP set a perfectly reasonable first target that totally won’t get them arrested for sending threatening letters to Congressmen.
Given the large backlog of violators of the oath and of the Constitution, the COP is likely to be a very busy organization. It will be a very productive organization, as well, because for every official arrested or expelled from the government there will be at least ten who will thereafter be careful not to cross the line.
We’re gonna be pretty busy, but luckily our mob rule will totally scare the politicians in line instead of getting a few of us arrested for threatening the president.
COP, folks! This Posse is on a collision course with justice! Or their site will be offline in a year when they forget to renew the hosting. But FREEDOM!!