Obama opponents know no bounds

March 15, 2010

There is obviously a mob-mentality virus afoot in the current partisan political climate ("Roberts right to chastise Obama for State of Union jab," Readers respond, March 12). A common symptom of this disease is the use by its victims of the ugly attack language often spread by fans of far-right talk show hosts. Those who have contracted the virus often identify themselves as "most Americans" or "the American People."

I wonder if there is any precedent in U.S.history for an out-of-power political party to openly attack, undermine by nefarious means, and actively seek candidates to replace a sitting president duly elected by the majority of the voting public less than two years ago.

Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States describes treason, and U.S. Code article 2385 explains current law regarding sedition, both of which point to "advocating the overthrow of government," towards which anti-government gatherings are in danger of approaching, it seems to me.

Elizabeth Goldsborough, Owings Mills

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