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  •  Treason is defined very tightly in US law -- in (2+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, dewley notid

    the COnstitution I believe.  The Founders had watched  the English royal government defining treason as anything they considered shocking.  We don't get to do that.

    Republicans being indifferent to the suffering of ordinary Americans isn't a crime.  But if the people of the US really believed they were sabotaging the economy, there would certainly be punishment.

    As so often, it's the failure of the media that's crippling us.

    •  In the eyes of Americans,its treason (0+ / 0-)

      You don't need to quibble over definitions.
      The American people are ready to hear this.
      They need to hear this.
      Loud and clear and often just like the false news they hear on Fox, only the truth.

    •  oh, it's a crime alright .... (0+ / 0-)

      just not treason, by this definition.

      "... a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself." -- Hannah Aredt, regarding the behavior of the National Socialist (NAZI) Party in the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic.

      by billlaurelMD on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 01:55:58 PM PST

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