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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:23 AM

25. Treason is defined in the Constitution.

It's in Article III.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.


In history, a charge of treason was used against political opponents. The folks who wrote the Constitution wanted to make sure that in the USA a charge of treason was not a political move. I happen to agree with that.

What the Republicans are doing is despicable but it is clearly not treason. Calling it such comes off as hyperbole. The solution resides at the ballot box.

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