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  •  From what I've read and heard lately (2+ / 0-)

    this is not even close to the definition of treason.  The GOPs actions are deceitful, manipulative, monopolistic, bullying and wrong, but it isn't treason.  Of course we welcome passionate women and men rising up against real and concrete laws that go into effect very fast affecting both women and men's lives.  I'd say this is very welcome!  Because one supports this doesn't mean one doesn't want constitutional violations challenged. This isn't either/or.

    "You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you." Steve Martin

    by Kristin in WA on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 08:57:08 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, we need a better word than "treason" (1+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest

      since "treason" is defined as a crime in the Constitution and basically involves taking up arms against the United States. They've done a lot of bad things, but they haven't actually taken up arms against the country yet.

      Violation of their oath of office? Sure, but it doesn't roll smoothly off the tongue. Sedition, perhaps? I don't know. We need our own Frank Luntz to help us shape this one. (Where's George Lakoff when we need him?)

      Steal a trillion, too big to fail. Steal a thousand, go to jail.

      by Omir the Storyteller on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 09:42:31 AM PDT

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