Sedition: An American Virtue

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Bob Fiedler

“There is a word that has become increasingly popular ever since Trump was elected in 2016. Sedition. And since the January 6th storming of the Capitol, sedition seems to be a word dripping from everyone’s lips. To give some idea of just how much this word is being thrown around, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary reported that on January 6th there was an almost unbelievable 1500% surge in the number of people searching for the definition of ‘sedition.’ The term also spent a good part of the day trending on Twitter. Since this week marks the anniversary of the passage of the Sedition Act of 1918 it seems an opportune time to look back at the causes and effects of past sedition laws. … these laws are always vigorously used to silence people advocating for peace in a time of war.” (05/21/21)