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Treason: "The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance; or of betraying the state into a the hands of a foreign power."

High Treason: "In English law. Treason against the king or sovereign, as distinguished from petit or petty treason which might be committed against a subject."

- Black's Law Dictionary, 4th Edition.

I don't know why Treason isn't redefined in a republic, not as acts against the state, as above, but rather as being like the definition of High Treason: treason not against the king but against the people who are the sovereign?

This might solve a lot of problems. Thoughts?

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It is terrible to comtemplate...

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." --G.K. Chesterton

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton

I have often wondered this as well.

When a cop confiscates a gun from someone who has never ever even been arrested for no other offense than possession is that cop not guilty of treason? Isn't the prosecutor who charges this citizen in violation of the 2nd amendment also guilty of conspiracy to commit treason... HIGH TREASON!

This country would be a lot better off if a few treasonous cops and prosecutors were secretly picked up by US Marshals and flown free of charge to Guantanamo for an extended stay without trail or legal representation.

It would certainly put the rest of the HIGHLY TREASONOUS PIGS on notice.


In many state constitutions

All political power is inherent in the people.

So the people are the true kings, are they not ?


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon