David Clarke, the incredibly far-right sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, is openly calling for a revolution to overthrow the government, urging people to form a mob with “pitchforks and torches” and using the Declaration of Independence to justify it.
Milwaukee County sheriff and Tea Party hero David Clarke has a new radio show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, and naturally used the July 4th episode to explain how the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling was just the sort of thing that inspired the Declaration of Independence and so should inspire a new “revolution” complete with “pitchforks and torches.”
“If you call yourself an American, then you have to start a revolution in this country after what happened last week at the United States Supreme Court,” Clarke told his listeners. “If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least to be part of a revolution that’s going to be necessary to get this country back.”“Yes, pitchforks and torches,” he insisted, explaining that Washignton can’t be fixed so “you have to deconstruct it.”
He later accused President Obama of “exciting domestic insurrections among us.” No, Mr. Clark, the one inciting (not exciting) an insurrection is the right wing, like you just did on the very same show. And you’re coming dangerously close to the crime of sedition.