We have all heard emotional charges that various public officials are ‘traitors’ or are guilty of ‘treason’. Most of us either concur, out of an emotional ‘knee-jerk’ response, or else consider the charge ridiculous on its face, all depending on our partisan position.
Our exercise in logic today is a simple one. Let’s consider the issue of treason allegedly committed by various of our public officials from a position of reason rather than emotion. First, let’s define our terms, then we can connect our ‘dots’.
Treason 1. Violation of allegiance toward one’s country or sovereign, esp. the betrayal of one’s country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. 2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.
The United States Constitution – the foundational law of the United States of America.
The Oath of Office: “… to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Question #1: When one elected to public office places his or her hand on a Bible and swears before God and his/her fellow citizens to protect and defend the Constitution, and then proceeds to write or support legislation in direct violation of that Constitution or issues executive orders in direct violation of that Constitution, or fails to defend the Constitution against those who do, is that not a direct betrayal of trust or confidence? And, if that is a direct betrayal of trust that said official will uphold his/her oath to protect and defend the Constitution, does that not qualify as treason?
Question #2: Can you name a Federal elected official not guilty of treason? A state official? A local official?
Question #3: Assuming you’re having difficulty answering question #2 in the affirmative for at least a simple majority of said elected officials, what do you intend to do about it?
Remember, “Freedom isn’t free.”