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  •  Advocating govt overthrow is free speech (0+ / 0-)

    As far as I know, there is absolutely no crime, and certainly not treason, in declaring that our government is so unsuitable/unworkable/unworthy/whatever that it should be abolished and another instituted. No violence is necessarily implied or advocated in such a statement, only extreme dissatisfaction --- the voicing of which is and should be protected political speech.  

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. (U.S. CONST., ART. III)

    And calling for the assassination of the President, a Supreme Court justice, activist judges, and other political figure is not treason, as far as I know, unless you can be proven to be acting on behalf of an enemy of the United States. However, it is and should be against the law because it undermines the necessary notion of the loyal opposition.

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