Will Treason Mania Destroy America?

Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

[F]ew things spur hatred more effectively than tarring all political opponents as traitors.The Founding Fathers carved the Constitution in light of the horrific political abuses that had proliferated in England in prior centuries. That was why there was a narrow definition of treason in the Constitution: ‘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.’ … After Trump’s surprise victory in November 2016, treason became the coin of the realm for denigrating political opposition. Democratic politicians, activists, and their media allies responded to Hillary Clinton’s surprise defeat by smearing Donald Trump for colluding with Russia. … But the Mueller-induced treason prattle was child’s play compared to what followed disputes over the 2020 presidential election.” (06/01/21)