Treason in the mass media age
The United States Constitution, Section 3, defines treason and its punishment.
"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.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but
no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture
except during the Life of the Person attained." US Constitution,
"The Constitution defines treason as specific acts, namely 'levying War
against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving
them Aid and Comfort.' ... In Ex Parte Bollman, 8 U.S. 75 (1807), the
Supreme Court ruled that 'there must be an actual assembling of men, for
the treasonable purpose, to constitute a levying of war.' "
Speech, directly or via media, including inflammatory signs in public assembly, threats, etc., is not protected free speech.
Terrorist warfare is designed to frighten and intimidate the target
population and government in order to, in the US, damage the
Constitution, and destroy the rights to "equal ... Life, Liberty, and
the Pursuit of Happiness" for all, and to establish a discriminatory
It is clear, by both word and deed, that the "alt-right", various white
supremacists groups, and others, assemble for the express purpose of
"waging terrorist war" against the people and the US Constitution and
An organization IS "an actual assembling of men".
These people are clearly "Enemies" of the United States, the Constitution,
and the principles enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and
the Preamble of our Constitution. Anyone who enables them and their acts
and inflammatory speech, is, in fact,
"giving them Aid and Comfort" to enemies.
See the analysis of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to
the United States Constitution at healthcare.
Ralph E Kenyon Jr.
191 White Oaks Road
Williamstown, MA 01267