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  •  Unconstitutional? (0+ / 0-)

    If it is in fact unconstitutional, is it not treason?

    •  Unfortunately no. (2+ / 0-)
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      BigAlinWashSt, johnny wurster

      Treason is different.  In fact, Treason is the only crime that is actually defined in the Constitution.

      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.
      There are only two documented prosecutions for treason on the state level, and usually laws pertaining to extradition include treason as a legal reason to extradite.  It is still possible for a State to refuse to extradite someone charged with a crime against another State.  Trials are still held to force such extradition, right here in  America.  Usually it's waived by the person charged.

      #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

      by Evolutionary on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:42:08 PM PST

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      •  Thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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        Thanks for clearing that up for me.  It just seems to me that when elected officials of a town, county, school district, etc. are arbitrarily replaced by an "appointee" of the Governor, that the people's rights are taken away.  Although this may not be an act of treason, it is an "active hostility or struggle" against the people, (especially people represented by unions), which is one of Webster's definitions of war.

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