Tuesday, June 28, 2005
None Dare Call it Treason
Amendment I - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am1
treason n the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one's country or of assisting its enemies in war Source: NMW http://www.usconstitution.net/glossary.html#TREASON
Article III, Section 3 - TreasonThis is a subject that has been weighing heavily on my mind the past few years. My oath of office includes the phrase, "do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States... against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance...".
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. http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#A3Sec3
The Bill of Rights is our safeguard against government infringement on G-d-given rights. With rights come responsibilities. You can speak freely, but you shouldn't needlessly shout "fire" in a crowded theatre. You can worship whomever and however you will, but you may not use your neighbor or his children for a human sacrifice. You can keep and bear arms, but you may not wantonly slaughter moonbats, no matter the temptation.
So we arrive at treason. At what point does political discourse become treason? When it reaches the point defined in Art. III, Sec. 3. Some of our politicians and celebrities, while not openly "adhering to their Enemies", are arguably providing "Comfort", if not direct "Aid". And we have enemies. Only a moron or a willful idiot refuses to recognize that we are engaged in a World War. Whether you call it "GWOT" or jihad, it is nothing less than a struggle for the survival of Western civilization in general; the United States of America in particular. If we lose this war we do lose everything.
Certain members of the Congress have recently made statements that are dangerously divisive, injurious to military morale and operations, and can only aid our enemies. You only have to glance at MSM coverage of the past few weeks to find many egregious examples of this. We saw this occur once before, during the war in Viet Nam. Some of the same players from then are still at it.
Two notable examples:
JG Kerry, Viet Cong war hero 1971-2005
Teddy "Bluto" Kennedy,
, the last person to see alive.
Some call it free speech. In time of war, I dare call it treason, and I call upon the Attorney General of the United States to investigate, and determine if prosecutable offenses have been committed by Senators Kerry, Kennedy, and Durbin, among many others.