—Threatening the President of the United States: A Crime against the People of the United States—
“Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defended his company’s financial support of the New York Public Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” which portrays Caesar as a Donald Trump-like character.” The Drudge Report, June 15, 2017…
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Amendment I, US Constitution of the United States…
To portray Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” as the assassinated Donald Trump-like character in the New York Public Theater’s production, in any venue (public or private), should be considered an open incitement to assassinate the president of the United States, a felony (political crime); an indefensible act contrary to the spirit and intent of our Constitutional rights. In any civil society such a grotesque production, veiled as art, cannot be condoned as a lawful intent to elevate our national discourse. And any public or private entity, or individuals, endorsing or financially sponsoring such violence against our societal order should not enjoy the support of the US Government and the American people. The Board of Directors, and Stockholders, of the Time Warner Corporation should take immediate steps to replace Jeff Bewkes as its Chief Executive Officer; as well as make the necessary corporate policy changes to prohibit the endorsement and/or financing of violent and vulgar public expressions disguised as art. Furthermore, until the Time Warner Corporation has shown that it has taken the aforementioned steps, the US Congress should freeze all Time Warner current government solicitations, suspend services and payments of Time Warner contracts under performance, and postpone all government contracts to be awarded to the Time Warner Corporation.
Also, the US Government should immediately suspend all grants to be awarded to the New York Public Theater; and seek the reimbursement of grants already awarded for the current government fiscal year.
I must reiterate, the New York Public Theater production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” portraying Julius Caesar as an assassinated Donald Trump-like character, is a veiled incitement to assassinate the current president of the United States; that by defending the financing of said production, Jeff Bewkes, CEO of the Time Warner Corporation not only has acted irresponsibly but has also put in jeopardy the life of our duly elected President Donald J. Trump, and therefore has committed a class E felony under US Code Title 18, Section 871.
There have been public figures (such as the Rapper Snoop Dog, Madonna and Robert De Niro) who have incited violence against President Trump that have not been prosecuted under the law. This must no longer be tolerated in these United States. No one should be above the law.
It is therefore time to apply the full force of the law against those who incite violence against the president of the United States, or any other political figure, or any private citizen because of his, or her, party affiliation. Those intent on subverting our laws and societal order must be punished to the full extent of the law. Threatening the President of the United States is a felony. This also includes presidential candidates and former presidents. Moreover, immigrants who commit this crime are also punishable.
“The statute prohibiting threats against the President was enacted by Congress in 1917. The maximum fine allowed then was $1,000; the law was amended in 1994 to increase the fine up to $250,000. The offense is also punishable by up to 5 years in prison, and 3 years of supervised release.”
“Among the justifications that have been given for the statute include arguments that threats against the President have a tendency to stimulate opposition to national policies, however wise, even in the most critical times; to incite the hostile and evil-minded to take the President’s life; to add to the expense of the President’s safeguarding; to be an affront to all loyal and right-thinking persons; to inflame their minds, to provoke resentment, disorder, and violence, and to disrupt Presidential activity and movement; such threats are akin to treason and can be denounced as a crime against the people as the sovereign power.”
Taking into consideration the above justifications for the statute prohibiting threats against the President, we must conclude that CEO Jeff Bewkes’ (Time Warner Corporation) defense of his funding of the New York Public Theater’s current production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar” portraying Caesar as a Donald Trump-like character, is in violation of Federal law; a felony under US Code Title 18, Section 871.
Let us, the sovereign people of these United States, file a ‘class action’ lawsuit against CEO Jeff Bewkes and the Time Warner Corporation for its violation of the law. A threat against the President of the United States is an act of treason.
CJack, Lighthouse Gazette on the Gulf
June 16, 2017