Bill Leiner is a former Lehigh County Comm'r who's also a far-left partisan Democrast. He apparently considers himself the King of Coplay. He sent out this "safety tip" to his subjects yesterday:
You have been seeing in the major and local news outlets the terms "Insurrection and Sedition."
Insurrection is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as "an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government."
Sedition is defined, by the same source, as "conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of the state."
An example of Insurrection are the events that occurred at our nation's capital 1/6/21. An example of sedition is the rally that occurred just prior to the Insurrection that immediately followed the rally.
This behavior is not confined to Washington DC.
If you are aware of anyone engaging in sedition toward insurrection please contact your police, mayor, and county district attorney's office.
It is important that we all support our democracy, and stamp out authoritarianism, and fascism.
First, the elements of federal crimes like those Leiner describes are contained in the United States Code, not Merriam-Webster. Second, he is fear-mongering. He is attempting to scare people into ratting out neighbors and friends who have no intention of doing anything. At a time when President Biden is calling for unity, he is sowing seeds of distrust and division.
Fear-mongering comes from both sides, the right and the left. It needs to stop.