Carl Swensson is pretty hacked off over the rapid dismissal of his ballot challenge in Georgia, and he is fired up by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s press conference declaring “probable cause” that the President’s birth certificate is forged. In fact, he’s mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more!
His frustration shows in a letter addressed to Georgia’s Governor Deal, SOS Brian Kemp, and State Atty. Gen. Sam Olens. If they don’t act, Swensson says, they are guilty of misprision of felony. [Thanks to my spell checker for fixing that.]
“Misprision of felony” is not a term one runs across very often. It generally refers to covering up a crime. From the Wikipedia:
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Of course calling Georgia officials guilty of such an offense is ludicrous for a couple of reasons. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s allegations are not “knowledge of the actual commission of a felony” on the part of Georgia officials, even if Sheriff Joe had actually said Barack Obama was guilty of a felony, which he carefully avoided doing. The second problem is that the federal courts in United States v. Johnson, 546 F.2d 1225 (5th Cir. 1977) required an actual cover up. Since Sheriff Joe’s claims are public, there is no way anyone could be guilty of covering them up.
But apart from the legal fallacy of Swensson’s position, this article is about how tight he is wound up, not whether he’s right, and that powerful frustration comes out clearly in this excerpt:
You know what must be done but continue to refuse to do it. Doing the right thing may spare the lot of you some extremely unpleasant time being incarcerated. Then again, you really don’t have a choice now, do you? You’ve made your bed and are comfortably sleeping with the enemy of the State. That comfort level is about to change as the anger continues to well up in those who know what you’ve done. Obama, or whoever the hell he is, is being protected in the State of GA by you and you alone. The rest of us are now just watching and waiting for the shoe to drop and by default it must drop on you, the criminal conspirators who continue this charade by subverting our GA law at every turn for indefensible reasons. There were no tough decisions to make, the law is clear or at least was until this triumvirate started changing it on the fly. Keep in mind that when the three of you consciously decided to discard your Oath of Office and change our laws for political or monetary gain, you relieved the Citizenry of our responsibility to do the same.
And in one final parting shot:
May God have mercy on your pathetic souls. That is, if you were born with one.