July 16, 2018

Definition of treason

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)


1 comment:

Frank Munley said...

So Russia is an enemy? I say no. Russia lifts our astronauts to the ISS. We have trade with Russia. Russia worked with the US, EU, and UN to pass the JCPOA nuclear plan with Iran. As for sowing division in our democratic process, don't make me laugh. We need no outside help there! Here's a quote by George Kennan in an article well worth reading by Tariq Ali writing in The Guardian:

"There is, let me assure you, nothing in nature more egocentric than embattled democracy. It soon becomes the victim of its own propaganda. It then tends to attach to its own cause an absolute value which distorts its own vision … Its enemy becomes the embodiment of all evil. Its own side is the centre of all virtue." George Kennan at the height of the Cold War, quoted in "How Valdimir Putin Became Evil" by Tariq Ali, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38102.htm.