Skip to content

Sen. Bob Corker joins ranks of seditious who want to overthrow a democratically elected government

8/17/2017 (10 months ago)
Catholic Online (

Multiple legislators are turning against our president.

Senator Bob Corker has blasted a sitting president who belongs to his own party, and made remarks that border on sedition. As chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Relations, his words carry weight, and his verbal undermining of President Trump is dangerous to this Republic.

Sen. Bob Corker has not apologized for his actions. It is unknown if the will face a penalty for his sedition.

Sen. Bob Corker has not apologized for his actions. It is unknown if the will face a penalty for his sedition.


Catholic Online (
8/17/2017 (10 months ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Senator, Bob Corker, President Trump, comments, sedition

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has jumped on the Trump bashing bandwagon, and joins Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal who posted on social media, ‽I hope Trump is assassinated!"

While bashing the President might be popular, given recent events and commentaries, it appears many public officials and personalities are calling for a violent overthrow, or assassination, of a democratically elected, sitting president.

When do words become a crime? When they endanger the republic.

Senator Croker, said the following of the President, ‽has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation."

He added, "The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to be successful... He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today, and he's got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that."

The comments are carefully worded to sound like the Senator simply wants the president to improve his demeanor. But such comments could be delivered in private with equal effect. Instead, in today's context with the media baying like hounds for President Trump's downfall, they smack of sedition. They are made more stinging by the fact that Sen. Corker is also a Republican.

Corker's words are not mere criticism of some policy. They are outright calls for the removal of a democratically elected president from office.

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal went further and posted on social media that she hopes President Trump is assassinated.

Comments like these, especially in a time of national upheaval and international crisis, are a threat to the Republic. The display weakness and division, and invite our enemies to attack. No, there may be no shooting involved, but there are other ways to attack a country.

By undermining the president, they make it even more difficult for him to govern and be effective. They inspire insubordination and defiance.

These people did not elect the president, the American people did. And regardless of polls and opinions, we have a system and rule of law. And that system says Donald Trump is now president. It is imperative that our media and our politicians respect this fact.

They do not have to like President Trump. Nobody has to like him. But the office of the president and the rule of law must be respected. The vote of the people and the Constitution must be respected.

Disrespect and defiance inspires sedition, and could even lead to a coup. This is how democracies become dictatorships, and we have a host of examples dating back to ancient Greece to prove this.

At a minimum, Sen. Corker must resign immediately. Chappelle-Nadal should also resign. As private citizens, they can speak out all they like. Otherwise, they should be arrested and detained for questioning. If criminal charges apply, they need to be pressed.

The media and individual citizens are entitled to their various opinions and they might criticize the president. However, people in office should not undermine the nation's commander-in-chief by calling for his assassination or saying he is unfit to rule. Their words carry much more weight in the public eye. If such people cannot speak responsibly, then perhaps they don't deserve to be head at all.

Subscribe Now - Catholic Online YouTube


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'

Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2018
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters.
That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.


More Politics & Policy

Pope Francis: Take in refugees, invest in poor countries Watch

Image of Pope Francis spoke about being generous with refugees and investing in the countries they are coming from.

Pope Francis is a man of great compassion who houses refugees at the Vatican. He has also asked parish churches around the world to host ... continue reading

Here are the facts why children are being separated from families at the border, and what the Catholic Church has to say about it Watch

Image of Children are being held in detention centers like this former converted Wal Mart. Children are held while their parents are prosecuted under Jeff Sessions Zero Tolerance policy.

Children of illegal immigrants are being separated from their families and held in detention centers by the hundreds. This policy, which ... continue reading

Advocates of religious freedom cheer Supreme Court decision Watch

Image of

Religious freedom groups cheered Monday's 7-2 Supreme Court decision that a Colorado baker had his rights violated when the state civil ... continue reading

The Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling explained Watch

Image of

Religious freedom advocates have mostly celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, ... continue reading

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of baker in same-sex wedding cake case Watch

Image of

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. ... continue reading

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.