Rally at the Breach!!! A Note on the US ConstitutionSubmitted by Jake Towne on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 21:51
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
There's an interesting essay that the great American thinker Lysander Spooner once penned in 1867 entitled "No Treason." To very briefly summarize this document, Spooner points out that there is no treason committed by those who disagree with Constitution of the United States. Recently a friend brought this up to me for a rather heated debate – which might have something to do with the fact that my pen-name since I started writing is "the Champion of the Constitution."
This article is my attempt to recap this conversation and add some points I've had after some time for reflection. While I concede the point that there is no treason in disagreeing with the Constitution – although it's quite different if you happen to be a politician who swore to uphold it - it is my firm belief that in our day and age we must rally around the Constitution.
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