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  •  Treason is "giving aid and comfort to the enemy". (2+ / 0-)
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    enhydra lutris, Jillian Barclay

    By definition, the right is the enemy of this country. Therefore there is no way that they can commit actual treason. (And I don't see any way that anyone can be helped by trivializing the term this way.)

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 07:52:13 PM PDT

    •  Big T little t, what begins with T? (1+ / 0-)
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      Jillian Barclay
      Article 3 Section 3 defines treason and its punishment.
      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.
      treason    noun
      1.  the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
      2.  a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
      3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
      So it's true, they were not unConstitutional, but they sure were unconscionable. And it seems to me that to think globally is difficult to balance with acting locally, but it could be done, and done well, by people acting on their consciences, loving their neighbors, etc. How do these people face their gods at church, temple and/or synagog?

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