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When does intentionally discrediting the executive branch rise to the level of treason?


When the U.S. president is constantly defending himself and his administration against unrelenting attacks by a political faction amount to giving aid and comfort to the enemy? Rivals once maintained a veneer of courtesy that allowed the president to conduct the business of the United States without being targeted for opprobrium that once was the refuge of such propagandists as Axis Sally or Tokyo Rose. Is purposefully undermining the chief executive of the United States tantamount to treason? Should those who engage in such practices be subject to arrest and trial on that charge?

 

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    Chris Hugh 5 years ago

    Thank you. I can't believe people want to throw away our freedoms because they are thin skinned and can't take hearing opposing viewpoints. "A house divided against itself cannot stand" is great rhetoric, but we're standing just fine.


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    Clive Donegal 5 years ago

    After reading your response I realized that when I edited I cut the specific section that restricted my question to lies and distortions, not whistle-blowing.

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    Sue St. Clair 5 years ago

    We need to keep the apples and oranges separate. When Clive is putting forth the question of arresting people and putting them on trial, we need to use the legal definition of what 'treason' is based on USCON, rather than a dictionary definition.


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    Clive Donegal 5 years ago

    And if you were to tell that to Axis Sally, Tokyo Rose or any of the other 11, I think, Americans who were tried for treason after World War II, I suspect that they would take issue.


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    feenix 5 years ago

    Show me some one who believes that criticizing a particular president is treason and I will show you some one who is badly in need of tutor of Civics 101.

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    Clive Donegal 5 years ago

    Again, I only refer to cases of intentional dishonesty: unreasonably skewing facts or outright lying.

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    WindMaestro 5 years ago

    Ah yes, because GWB was such a role model, tying the United States into 2 wars under the false pretenses created by a terrorist attack. And deregulating the banks was a great move; didn't destroy the economy of crash the housing market. Yeah, great.


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    Chris Hugh 5 years ago

    You don't have to be a lawyer to understand the concepts of freedom upon which our republic is based. As you have proved. Thanks for the excellent answer to this rather discouraging question.

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    WD Curry 111 5 years ago

    I just wonder how well we could do if we all pulled together. Any idiot knows what to do.


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