(Sedition, terrorism and rebellion are the words that come to mind, after extreme self-delusion and self-hatred!)
“The militia groups and the others stood up for Bundy and the government thugs stood down,” Riley said. “I hope people feel the same way about Operation American Spring.”
In fact, Riley said he hopes members of Congress will “come to their senses,” leave their offices and join in the demonstration set to begin in two weeks.
“It’s a sacrificial effort by patriots who believe our nation is in jeopardy,” Riley told Hatewatch today from his home in Crestview, Fla. “Our government at the federal level is totally lawless. Our nation is in grave danger right now of internal implosion.”
While the event is attracting interest from various antigovernment and militia groups, those who join Riley will have to leave their guns behind or face arrest in the District of Columbia.
The group will not apply for a U.S. Park Service demonstration permit “because we are just a bunch of individual patriots who plan on visiting Washington, D.C., exercising our constitutional rights, all at the same time,” Riley told Hatewatch.
Operation American Spring already has delivered its “declaration of revision” demand packets to all 535 members of Congress, Riley said. The packets call for the impeachment or resignations of President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Senate majority leader; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate minority leader; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the House minority leader, and Attorney General Eric Holder.