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  •  Treason - well, yes. (1+ / 0-)
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    Papuska

    I figured I'd get this response - but again the definition of treason (this time, courtesy of Merriam-Webster) is:

    1 :  the betrayal of a trust :  treachery
    2 :  the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family

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    Therefore, broadly speaking, the behavior of the named 144 representatives is treasonous, in that they've betrayed their oath of office, to support and defend the Constitution.

    Is it legally treason, such that they should be removed from office and imprisoned?  Probably not; but then again, I said that this diary was therapeutic.  
    On the other hand, what if they'd been successful?  what if the result of a debt default turned out to be a worse-than-1929 crash?  would they then be guilty of treason?
    These bastards — whatever the legal ramifications — are behaving as enemies.  And to me it's ironic, when teabaggers like Bachmann wanted an investigation to see if members of Congress are "pro-America or anti-America".

    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

    by notKeith on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 01:32:19 PM PDT

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