The head of the Christian American Patriots Militia has put out an open call on Facebook for the assassination of President Obama.
“We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him,” writes Everest Wilhelmsen on his personal Facebook page.
Wilhelmsen continues: “His willful violations and alienation of our Constitution, constant disregard for our peaceful protests and corruption of all the three branches of government, (i.e., rogue and illegitiimate government), reveal the dictator that he is…. I would be very surprised, if Obama does not leave Washington DC today (Nov. 19th) …never to return, if he is not dead within the month. ”
Wilhelmsen also has a Facebook page he administers, called Christian American Patriots Militia. The page has 1,389 members.
In addition to simply hating the President, and being convinced that he was born in Kenya and is a Muslim, Wilhelmsen is a supporter of the Tea Party, anti-Obamacare, and very concerned about Benghazi. Oh, and he’s also apparently a big supporter for the 2nd Amendment.
The threat against the President – or call for him to be assassinated – was posted two days ago, on November 19, 2013. Oddly, it has yet to be taken down.
Wilhelmsen also posted on his blog a “final warning” to the President, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Kerry, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson. In the “final warning,” he threatens violence against each of the men (in all caps, naturally):
THEREFORE, IF EACH ONE OF YOU DOES NOT FORMALLY DECLARE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (VOTERS) THAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, JR. WAS AND IS INELIGIBLE TO HOLD THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, (I.E., ACKNOWLEDGE PUBLICLY THAT HE IS NOW TRESPASSING IN THE OFFICE AND IN OUR WHITE HOUSE, THAT HE IS NOT ONLY UNLAWFULLY RESTRICTING, BUT ELIMINATING ALL OF THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND ABUSING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE), YOU WILL BE FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM ALL OF YOUR DUTIES IN A HARSH MANNER, THAT MAY PUT YOUR VERY LIFE AT RISK — NOT ONLY DURING YOUR ARREST, BUT THEREAFTER. (emphasis added)
In the missive, he adds that “the time is VERY NEAR.”
In another post he implores “patriots” to use “force” again:
American patriots have been provided with the right and the weapons to abolish this rogue and illegitimate (arbitrary) government. This is very clearly provided in the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution (the right to bear arms), which is in fact a right of resistance and also in line with our Declaration of Independence. And this right and duty to abolish this government NOW REQUIRES us to act, not with an election, but with FORCE.
In yet another post, after mentioning his concerns about what the President’s “Muslim co-conspirators did in Benghazi,” Wilhelmsen again calls for force against federal officials:
American patriots, it is time for us to march on the federal government with all our guns loaded (with our fire torches) and arrest federal employees willfully violating our Constitution—all attacking our Republic — and if we are fired upon we must return fire (“fight fire with fire”) – shoot to kill.
His Twitter feed is also a piece of work.
Interestingly, his LinkedIn profile claims that he’s a teacher in the Konstanz area of Germany (though I found a Web site of an American teaching English in Germany with his same, living in Bodensee, Germany). Though there are other signs on the Web that he might live in New Mexico or Alaska. If he is in Germany, I’m surprised he gets away with this over there – because of their unique history, some European countries, Germany in particular, regulate hate- and more generally extreme- speech much more than we do, or can, here in the US.
I know he’s only one more, but it scares me when I see things like this on Facebook, when I see nearly 2,000 people supporting this man. And when I see two days go by without Facebook or WordPress pulling this man’s various accounts.
And what troubles me the most is when I see crazies like this fuel by every Republican conspiracy from Benghazi, to bitherism, to Obamacare, to guns. Words have consequences, and a number of us have said for a while that while no sane person would listen to conservative hate-talk and pick up a gun, but we’re a bit country, and I’m not worried about the sane ones. The crazy ones can all too easily get a gun as well.