Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WORDS "mean something"

Our President (and he is ours though I will not name him) needs to realize simply this: Words Have Meaning.

In a speech in Ohio, he allowed that the Democratic members of Congress may have committed 'treason' for not applauding his State of the Union Address.

Treason is defined in Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution. Let me quote:

"Treason against the United Stated shall consist only in levying war against them or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

Pretty sure, I am (to write like Yoda speaks) that not applauding a speech can in any way on earth or in heaven, be construed as 'treason'.

Besides, later in Article 3, Section 3, it says: "Congress shall have power to declare the punishment for Treason."

CONGRESS and the COURTS determine "treason" and punish it--not the Executive Branch.

"Loose lips sink ships". Not knowing or acknowledging what words "mean" can undermine so much.

Democrats committing 'treason' by not applauding is like attacking the FBI, CIA and Justice Department--the institutions to enforce the law.

And who has been doing that?

You know.

Attacking our law enforcement agencies may be like 'levying war' against the US and the Constitution.

That might just be closer to 'treason' than not applauding a speech.

And attacking them because they are trying to determine if anyone was "adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort"--as in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation...well, that might have a name.

It begins with T and ends with N....

Ponder that, please. A lot depends on you and me pondering this and then speaking/acting out.



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