Is this, finally, treason?

Treason is a strong word.

Read what Mrs. Sheehan is up to.

Is it? I don’t know. Someone must.

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  • pendell

    No, I don’t believe it is treason. Not in America.

    I point you back to the constitutional definition: “Treason shall consist in levying war on the United States, or providing aid and comfort to its enemies” — that’s from memory so it ain’t exact, but that’s the gist of it.

    Opposing American policy is not treason.

    Encouraging a friendly government at peace with the US to oppose US policy in peaceful ways is not treason.

    *I* opposed some elements of American foreign policy during the Clinton administration, and would have gladly urged foreign countries to stand up to us when we pressured them to, e.g., have more abortions us part of UN Family Planning. Am I guilty of treason?

    It won’t be treason until she’s caught firing an AK-47 at american soldiers, or caught spying for AQ. *THAT* would be treason. But given that we couldn’t even convict Johnny Walker Lindh of treason when he was *serving in the Taliban army*, I think it unlikely Ms. Sheehan would be convicted in any case.

    It’s nearly impossible to get a treason conviction in this country. Even Jefferson Davis wasn’t convicted of treason. And that is the way the Founding Fathers wanted it.

    Respectfully,

    Brian P.

  • pendell

    No, I don’t believe it is treason. Not in America.

    I point you back to the constitutional definition: “Treason shall consist in levying war on the United States, or providing aid and comfort to its enemies” — that’s from memory so it ain’t exact, but that’s the gist of it.

    Opposing American policy is not treason.

    Encouraging a friendly government at peace with the US to oppose US policy in peaceful ways is not treason.

    *I* opposed some elements of American foreign policy during the Clinton administration, and would have gladly urged foreign countries to stand up to us when we pressured them to, e.g., have more abortions us part of UN Family Planning. Am I guilty of treason?

    It won’t be treason until she’s caught firing an AK-47 at american soldiers, or caught spying for AQ. *THAT* would be treason. But given that we couldn’t even convict Johnny Walker Lindh of treason when he was *serving in the Taliban army*, I think it unlikely Ms. Sheehan would be convicted in any case.

    It’s nearly impossible to get a treason conviction in this country. Even Jefferson Davis wasn’t convicted of treason. And that is the way the Founding Fathers wanted it.

    Respectfully,

    Brian P.

  • TheAnchoress

    Thanks for clearing that up, Brian.

    I still don’t like it, though. :-)

  • TheAnchoress

    Thanks for clearing that up, Brian.

    I still don’t like it, though. :-)

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  • gcotharn

    Fortunately for the U.S., in the unlikely event that Germany balks at continued U.S. military presence, the U.S. is building excellent relationships with former Soviet bloc nations – particularly Poland – which is just about my new favorite nation. Poles understand oppression, freedom, and martial vigor.

  • gcotharn

    Fortunately for the U.S., in the unlikely event that Germany balks at continued U.S. military presence, the U.S. is building excellent relationships with former Soviet bloc nations – particularly Poland – which is just about my new favorite nation. Poles understand oppression, freedom, and martial vigor.

  • newton

    Can she be still tried for sedition, though?

    And gcotharn, you’re right. Sheehand doesn’t understand zilch about diplomatic relations with Eastern Europe. She sounds to me like another “political illiterate.”

  • newton

    Can she be still tried for sedition, though?

    And gcotharn, you’re right. Sheehand doesn’t understand zilch about diplomatic relations with Eastern Europe. She sounds to me like another “political illiterate.”

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  • http://benningswritingpad.blogspot.com/ benning

    Sheehan is probably a Traitor. I wouldn’t doubt that for a second. But convicting her, much less getting her charged? Not a chance. Senator Rockefeller admits to speaking to Syrians, among others, regarding his belief that GW would be attacking Husein’s Iraq = before it happened – yet he is neither chrged for this action, nor held to account by the MSM or his constituents. Is he a traitor? Probably. Will he be charged? Probably not.

    Long as we know who is doing what and where, we are forewarned. And that will have to do, I think.

  • http://benningswritingpad.blogspot.com/ benning

    Sheehan is probably a Traitor. I wouldn’t doubt that for a second. But convicting her, much less getting her charged? Not a chance. Senator Rockefeller admits to speaking to Syrians, among others, regarding his belief that GW would be attacking Husein’s Iraq = before it happened – yet he is neither chrged for this action, nor held to account by the MSM or his constituents. Is he a traitor? Probably. Will he be charged? Probably not.

    Long as we know who is doing what and where, we are forewarned. And that will have to do, I think.

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