When does legitimate dissent turn into outright treason?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Aiding and abetting the enemy at a time of war is treason. Why Kerry, Murtha, Pelosi, Durbin, Reid, Clinton, and company have not been indicted is beyond me.

  • Datx
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It depends why one is being a dissident. The Second Amendment gives the American people the right to bear arms and for militias. If the dissent is over the occurrence of tyrannical rule, it never becomes treason. It becomes treason only when someone takes arm and incites others to do so against our democracy.

  • 1 decade ago

    Dissent based on the rule of the US Constitution is never treason . But, perversion of the constitution is treason .

  • 1 decade ago

    It can not. If the dissent be legitimate then it can never be treason but in name only by the faltering government being dissented against.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We should always be loyal and patriotic to country; and only to government when they serve our best interest. Its Constitutional to protest due to freedom of speech against the government. Its outright treason to overthrow the government simply because you don't like its policies. There are various avenues to straighten out wrongs through legislation and the voting process.

  • 1 decade ago

    What is "treason" as defined by the government people may be rebelling against? I mean the founding father's were comitting treason against the Crown.

  • LeAnne
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    When it is designed and intended to not merely change a policy or agenda, but rather to destroy the government.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why do you ask ? Just curious .

    Better to vote tyrants out of office than by force ..... by far. That is one of the many great features of our country.

    Obama -08

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.

    2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.

    3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

  • Steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    When you plan an armed uprising against your government.

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