>From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Etymology: Middle English tresoun, from Old French traison, from Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over, betray
Date: 13th century
- 1 : the betrayal of a trust : TREACHERY
- 2 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family
It’s also the title of Ann Coulter’s next book Actually the subtitle of the book is “Liberal treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.”
Treason is a very serious charge, not to be bandied about lightly. It’s one of the things specified in the U.S.Consititution. What does it say? I’m glad you asked.
>From Article III of the Constitution:
Section 3. 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.
Basically, what Ann Coulter is implying, insinuating is that liberals are levying war against the United States, or giving aid and comfort to our enemies. Pretty strong stuff, Ann.
Is there dissent against George Bush? Absolutely. But that is the American process. Was I being treasonous when I thought that William Jefferson Clinton was a lying sack of crap who diminished the office of the US with the antics of his personal life? I think not.