Statement Regarding Calling For A Military Coup

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The Freedomist disavows and rejects, and we condemn, a statement by former General Michael Flynn in which he agreed that a military coup was necessary, allegedly over election fraud.

Calling for a military coup in this country at this time, or any time, is reprehensible and beyond the pale. We have voiced a suspicion that authoritarians on the left might use the January 6 storming of the US Capitol during election results counting to criminalize their opponents. We are equally suspicious of authoritarians on the right who would use the pretext of election fraud allegations to excuse such a totalitarian response.

General Flynn is being irresponsible, perhaps seditious, in fact calling for a military coup IS sedition, just as all the attacks by leftist authoritarians during the previous administration using the Russia collusion narrative.

Authoritarianism is always wrong and cannot be tolerated.

We call on General Flynn to renounce his statements supporting a military coup and we urge the authorities to investigate whether any laws were broken. Supporting President Trump does not justify such seditious langauge, period, and President Trump should denounce such talk immediately.

Supporting President Trump does not justify this kind of seditious language.

“I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?” an attendee asked Flynn during a Q&A session at a conference called the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup” in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday.

“No reason. I mean, it should happen here,” Flynn responded, to cheers from the crowd.

Source: https://www.newsweek.com/michael-flynn-could-face-court-martial-coup-remark-1596287

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