I have been hearing a lot about treason lately. It’s all the rage. Everyone is doing it, from members of the Security Council to the highest office of the land, the President of the United States. But what is treason, and are the people being accused actually guilty? And let’s be honest, isn’t treason a good reason to get impeached?
The Constitution of the United States of America declares in Article III 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.”
Interestingly enough, treason is the only crime defined by the Constitution. The founding fathers were specific about the definition of treason to avoid convicting people of simply…
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