October 31, 2010
It seems to me that the words “traitor” and “treason” are being used more and more when talking about modern politicians. But is that an accurate portrayal of what is going on?
Anyone who has been following the antics of our central government knows that the Constitution is more a quaint historical document than a restraint on government action. We have politicians openly admitting that the legislature is intentionally ignoring the Constitution when drafting bills. Branches of government relinquish constitutionally mandated powers to other branches of government, and even to semi-private organizations, such as the Federal Reserve.
Are the actions of our politicians treasonous?
The quick answer is Yes and No. The reason I say yes and no is that under our current system of law, treason has a very specific and limited definition. However, the broader generic definition of treason would, in fact, encompass the actions of our politicians.
Let us first take a look at a few definitions and see if we can determine where we stand:
Blacks Law Dictionary (Seventh Edition) defines treason as “The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance, either by making war against the state or by materially supporting its enemies. – Also termed high treason…”
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856, defines treason as: “This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance. 4 Bl. Com. 75. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 3, s. 3, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war (q.v.) against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.”
The first of Bouvier’s definitions is what I believe most people use to define treason. When a servant of the people takes an oath to uphold the Constitution and they betray that oath by passing laws they know to be unconstitutional, they believe that servant has committed treason. The first definition is based upon British Law, and our federal laws are based upon the Constitution.
Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution states: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
Let’s dissect this statement. What does it mean by “levying War?” According to Bouvier’s Law Dictionary it means: “The assembling of a body of men for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable object; and all who perform any part however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are leagued in the general conspiracy, are considered as engaged in levying war, within the meaning of the constitution.”
At first glance one might understand this to mean gathering troops to change a government by force. But it also speaks of those who would be “leagued in the general conspiracy” who are also engaged in levying war.
In past wars men and women have been found guilty of treason by conspiring with the enemy by providing intelligence, safe houses, and other “aid and comfort.” If a member of our own government was to actively work to install the ideology of an enemy, would that be considered Treason?
How about the lesser charge of “adhering to their Enemies?” Again in Bouvier’s it states: “ADHERING. Cleaving to, or joining; as, adhering to the enemies of the United States… If war be actually levied, that is, a body of men be actually assembled for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable enterprise, all those who perform any part, however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are leagued in the general conspiracy are to be considered as traitors.”
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary also states that “War is not only an act, but a state or condition, for nations are said to be at war not only when their armies are engaged, so as to be in the very act of contention, but also when, they have any matter of controversy or dispute subsisting between them which they are determined to decide by the use of force, and have declared publicly, or by their acts, their determination so to decide it.”
What about our war against terrorism? We say we are at war but there has been no declaration of such; and yet, because we are in the condition of war, anyone siding with the enemy is considered treasonous.
In a lecture on the origins of the cold war we find the following statement:
“The TRUMAN DOCTRINE of March 12, 1947 announced aid to Greece and Turkey in the stated context of a general war against communism. Aid in the amount of $400 million was approved by the House and Senate by a margin of three to one. In many ways, the Truman Doctrine marked the formal declaration of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union -- it also solidified the United States' position regarding containment.”
The Cold War was not only a war on Communist aggression, it was a war of political ideology, and it was a war between America’s ideal of individual liberty and the dogma of a communist controlled society.
Communism has proven to be antithetical to liberty; it is government control over all aspects of life. Socialism is to Communism what marijuana is to heroin. As Vladimir Lenin stated: “The goal of socialism is communism.” America has always been in an ideological war with those that would foist communism upon us. As stated in the Truman Doctrine, we are in “a general war against communism.”
As this is an ideological war, it will never change. It cannot change as they are diametrically opposed to one another. Can we co-exist on the same planet? Yes, as long as either side does not become aggressive toward others.
But what of those who would come from within our own borders and strive to conquer us from within. What if those “elected” to represent the people are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing with a design to fundamentally transform our nation into that of our enemy?
A lot can be learned by comparing the words of past enemy leaders with our own leaders of today.
Let’s look a few quotes of Vladimir Lenin :
a revolutionary theory, there cannot be a revolutionary movement.”
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.”
“It is true that liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed”
“Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.”
“No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses”
And how about Karl Marx :
is the road to socialism.”
“In a higher phase of communist society... inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
“The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.”
“The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”
“We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.”
Now let’s take a look at a few quotes from President Obama :
will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We
are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
“I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.”
“In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.”
“It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
“People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.”
“This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.”
“We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their healthcare.”
“Change has come to America.”
“We are five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America.”
“Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy.”
"I'm in this race not just to hold an office, but to gather with you to transform a nation."
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."
"We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money."
The ideals of this administration, evidenced by their rhetoric and willingness to abandon the Constitution, to defy their oaths, to wage war against the ideology of liberty this nation was founded on, in my opinion, is treasonous. The number of self avowed socialists and Communists in positions of leadership, selected by the President, can leave no doubt; the enemy is within the gate.
It is not just this president, but every public official who passes or enforces law without regard for the Constitution. It is every legislator that refuses to honor their oath to support and defend the Constitution by willingly passing laws known to be unconstitutional, who does not read the legislation presented, or who tell us we will only know what is in the bill once it has been passed.
We have a government filled with vile, blood-sucking vampires who feed off the life blood of honest working Americans. We are told that those who do not follow them or believe as they do, are the enemy. We are told that those who risk their lives for this country and who return home must be watched as potential extremists or possible terrorists. We are told by those within the federal government that homegrown extremists are those who demand the government abide by the Constitution. We are told that those who believe in freedom, self defense, state sovereignty, and individual freedom, or who support political candidates that espouse freedom are somehow dangerous and must be watched.
In fact, we are led today by a political insurgency that has more in common with Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin than it does with Thomas Jefferson or James Madison. We live in a time when individual liberty is replaced with forced charity by stealing from one who has earned it to give to someone who has not.
My fellow Americans, do not be misled, we are at war. We are engaged in a war for the very survival of our great nation against those that would tear asunder the very fabric of our nation. We are at war with those that would fundamentally change this great nation from liberty and freedom to one of communist serfdom in a global war of dominance.
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As for me, I side with truth; I side with Honor; I side with the modern patriot and those who truly honor their oath to protect and defend this nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I side with freedom.
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LeMieux was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1956 and graduated from
Weber State University in Utah with a degree in Computer Science. He
served in both the US Navy and US Army (Active duty and National Guard)
and trained in multiple intelligence disciplines and was a qualified
paratrooper. He served with the 19th Special Forces Group, while in
the National Guard, as a Special Forces tactical intelligence team member.
He served tours to Kuwait and Afghanistan where he received the Purple
Heart for injuries received in combat.
Mr. LeMieux left military duty at the end of 2005 after being medically discharged with over 19 years of combined military experience. He currently works as an intelligence contractor to the US government.
Michael is a strict constitutionalist who believes in interpreting the constitution by the original intent of the founding fathers. His research has led him to the conclusion that the republic founded by the Constitution is no longer honored by our government. That those who rule America today are doing so with the interest of the federal government in mind and not the Citizens. Michael believes that all three branches of government have strayed far from the checks and balances built into the Constitution and they have failed the American people. A clear example is the Second Amendment, which the Supreme Court and the founders have all said was an individual right and could not be "infringed" upon, now has more than 20,000 state and federal laws regulating every aspect of the individuals right, a definite infringement. He has traveled around the world living in 14 States of the Union including Hawaii, and visited (for various lengths of time) in Spain, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea, Scotland, Pakistan, Mauritius, Somalia, Diego Garcia, Australia, Philippines, England, Italy, Germany, and Puerto Rico.
Michael now lives in Nebraska with his wife, two of his three children, Mother-in-Law and grandchild. His hobbies include shooting, wood-working, writing, amateur inventor and scuba diving when he can find the time.
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