TreasonSubmitted by Johny-Boy on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 13:40
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?