The latest example took place last week in New Mexico when a state judge ordered a duly-elected Republican removed from office on the fabricated claim that he participated in an "insurrection" at the Capitol and is therefore disqualified from office under the U.S. Constitution.
"A New Mexico judge ordered Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin be removed from office, effective immediately, ruling that the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection and that Griffin’s participation in it disqualified him under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment," said a statement from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-wing group.
"This decision marks the first time since 1869 that a court has disqualified a public official under Section 3, and the first time that any court has ruled the events of January 6, 2021 an insurrection," the organization continued in a press release.
The press release noted further:
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, also known as the Disqualification Clause, bars any person from holding federal or state office who took an “oath…to support the Constitution of the United States” as an “officer of any State” and then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or gave “aid or comfort” to insurrectionists. Griffin, as an Otero County Commissioner since January 2019, took an oath to “support and uphold the Constitution and laws of the State of New Mexico, and the Constitution of the United States.”
“This is a historic win for accountability for the January 6th insurrection and the efforts to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power in the United States. Protecting American democracy means ensuring those who violate their oaths to the Constitution are held responsible,” said CREW President Noah Bookbinder. “This decision makes clear that any current or former public officials who took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and then participated in the January 6th insurrection can and will be removed and barred from government service for their actions.”
Except there's just one problem: What took place at the Capitol was a staged riot, led by provocateurs loyal to the deep state -- not an "insurrection" as claimed by the left, who are the real tyrants and enemies of the Constitution.
“The Court’s findings that Mr. Griffin engaged in repeated efforts to mobilize a mob and incite them to violence on January 6, 2021 amply support the Court’s conclusion that he is unqualified under the Fourteenth Amendment to hold public office,” said Daniel Small of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC., according to the CREW release.
Only, inciting someone to violence isn't "insurrection," because if that's true, then the actions taken by left-wing anarchists throughout 2020 following the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis qualify as "insurrection," not "riots." If Small's description is true, then the Antifa militants who put a federal courthouse under siege for more than a month in Portland, Ore., during that chaotic summer of violence are "insurrectionists" because they were attempting to interfere with the functioning of a government entity.
But of course, there are double standards at play here: The left has their own legal rules they get to play by, while the rest of us are subject to laws and rules as interpreted by the deep state.
There is no question about what Griffin should do: Simply ignore this rogue court's ruling and order to remove him from office, daring the judge to do something about it. And in the meantime, anyone falsely accused of taking part in an "insurrection" on Jan. 6 should be hauling people into court as well for defamation, false imprisonment, and denial of their constitutional right of the presumption of innocence.