That’s actually less time than what Hitler served for his treason. We know what happened as a result. Paul Hodgkins got a slap on the wrist for his treason. The system is a joke. Just start calling America the Weimar Republic.
The sentencing judge had it right in describing the events of January 6th. So why the disconnect between his statement and the punishment?
“The symbolism of that act is unmistakable,” the judge said. “In that act, he captured the threat to democracy that we all witnessed that day. … People have to know that assaulting the United States Capitol and impeding the democratic process, even if you don’t come bearing arms, will have consequences.”
…“I don’t think that any plausible argument can be made defending what happened in the Capitol as an exercise of First Amendment rights,” the judge declared. “There were people storming through the halls of the Capitol saying, ‘Where’s Nancy?’ People were threatening the lives of members of Congress. That is more than a simple riot.”
This will only encourage more insurrection and right-wing domestic terrorism:
A court hearing for MAGA rioter Pauline Bauer went off the rails on Monday after she began yelling at the judge while declaring herself a “sovereign citizen.”
NBC 4 Washington’s Scott MacFarlane reports that Bauer, who infamously called for the hanging of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the Capitol riots, immediately went off the deep end by telling the judge that she is not subject to American laws.
According to MacFarlane, Bauer during her court hearing repeatedly interrupted the judge while also demanding that the court recognize her own personal judicial authority.
“Every man is independent of all laws, except those of nature,” declared Bauer, who decided to represent herself in court.