Conservatives be warned: Jan. 6th sentences are 'a trial run'

Conservatives be warned: Jan. 6th sentences are 'a trial run'

Conservatives be warned: Jan. 6th sentences are 'a trial run'

A pro-family activist says a dangerous bombmaker's light punishment compared to the "debilitating" sentences Jan. 6 defendants are receiving is but a glimpse of what's to come if "these dark forces" continue to control the country.

Justin Moore, a suburban Seattle man who just pled guilty to bringing a dozen Molotov cocktails to a protest at the Seattle Police Officers Guild in 2020, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.

That is a sharp contrast to the long prison terms given to many Trump supporters, including former "Proud Boys" leader Enrique Tarrio, who was recently sentenced to 22 years in prison after being found guilty on charges of seditious conspiracy and other felonies.

He was not even in Washington on January 6, 2021.

Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association (AFA), says this should not be happening.

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"The federal government should not have this power," she recently declared on AFR. "The founders … tried to reduce the power. It was supposed to be, I think, Interstate Commerce and National Defense and a couple of other things, but nothing more. Now they're controlling everything centrally, and we know who those central players are; they're not good people."

As for the effort to get these cases appealed to the Supreme Court, Rios hopes the justices will take cases and "reverse some of this."

"We just have to," she insists.

"I want to warn people that the Justice Department is out there arresting more of you who just happened to be there on that day," Rios added. "This is, of course, a trial run. You can imagine what will happen to us in the future -- American citizens who happen to be conservative, love the country, love the Constitution. We will be fair game to these dark forces that are in control of our country right now."

Moore was sentenced to just over three years in prison; many of the January 6th protesters have received more than 10 years for being at the U.S. Capitol in 2021.

Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.