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    China and Russia are enemies?   I think for enemy status you need something resembling a war, don't you?

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 01:55:47 PM PST

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    •  I'll admit that I am not knowledgable about (1+ / 0-)
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      the exact framings of what legally constitutes treason and whether Snowden's actions actually met that high bar.

      I do know that historically, treason trials have been against those who were accused of helping an ally or a neutral nation.   Aaron Burr's treason trial in 1807(of which was acquitted) had him accused of giving aid and comfort to Spain.   Spain was a Revolutionary War ally and in the early 1800s was not belligerent towards the United States(and in fact, we purchased Florida from them around 1817 IIRC).  

      I do know that that 1917 Espionage Act is a bad law and needs to be scrapped(and I think Chelsea Manning should have her sentence commuted.   Hopefully that is something a future Clinton, Biden, Schweitzer or Warren Administration could do)

      I agree with President Obama, our country's journey is not yet complete. We must continue the work that our forebearers at Seneca Falls started, and put the Equal Rights Amendment into our Constitution.

      by pistolSO on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 02:27:17 PM PST

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