Friday, September 24, 2004

Speaking of Slimy Tactics

President Bush and leading Republicans are increasingly charging that Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry and others in his party are giving comfort to terrorists and undermining the war in Iraq -- a line of attack that tests the conventional bounds of political rhetoric.

"Giving comfort." Where have I heard that before?

Oh, that's right. Art III, Section 3 U.S. Constitution, in pertinent part:

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.

So now political opposition may actually be treason, if that opposition takes the form of criticizing administration foreign policy. Good to know.


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