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  •  Dick Cheney is a war criminal (10+ / 0-)

    who has been given safe haven in this country by this administration and has no place criticizing anyone, least of all Snowden.

    As for the charge of treason, I will quote Article 3, Section 3  of the Constitution which defines Treason

       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.
    What Snowden did doesn't even come close.  Not only should kossacks be very careful with levying that charge or agreeing with those making it, our elected politicians should read the Constitution before they start hurling that charge.

    "Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it for themselves" Aaron Swartz, 1986 - 2013

    by TheMomCat on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 02:47:10 PM PDT

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