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December 1, 2010
I don't see how WikiLeaks' release of classified cables, which risk international peace and security, is not an act of treason, punishable by law ( "The latest from WikiLeaks: gossip," Nov. 30). It is, additionally, an action that is infuriating because of the reckless endangerment it presents and tiring because of the low, uncommendable, voyeuristic, sideshow appeal. Jaye Dansicker, Sparks
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NEWS
September 18, 2014
There are many specious arguments you publish in your letter to the editor section, but the letter claiming the Confederate battle flag is a "part of Southern heritage" is beyond the pale ( "Flag is an emblem of Southern culture," Sept. 16). It's like waving around a Nazi swastika flag and claiming it's "just a part of German heritage. " There is only one reason to display the Confederate flag and that is racism, plain and simple. In fact, if we were really being serious about history, we should remember that the Confederate flag stands for succession or, to give it the more correct name, treason.
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NEWS
March 19, 2014
The more I read about Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency consultant who leaked thousands of classified documents to the media, the more disgusted and concerned I am ("Snowden tells tech crowd: Improve protection of data," March 11). Why didn't Mr. Snowden discuss what he considered to be a U.S. government weakness with the appropriate federal departments so that corrective measures could have been taken by Congress? In my opinion, Mr. Snowden is a traitor who should have been summoned to court long ago to stand trial.
NEWS
March 19, 2014
The more I read about Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency consultant who leaked thousands of classified documents to the media, the more disgusted and concerned I am ("Snowden tells tech crowd: Improve protection of data," March 11). Why didn't Mr. Snowden discuss what he considered to be a U.S. government weakness with the appropriate federal departments so that corrective measures could have been taken by Congress? In my opinion, Mr. Snowden is a traitor who should have been summoned to court long ago to stand trial.
NEWS
June 25, 2010
The president, the Congress, many politicians and now the media in the U.S. have become guilty of treason. The U.S. has been invaded by over 12 million illegal immigrants. None of the above are trying to do anything to solve this problem. Congress and the president talk about giving them amnesty. This will open the floodgates even more. If these illegals are given amnesty, it will be like spitting on all of the people that have come to the U.S. legally. Now the media has joined the ranks of these treasonous politicians by not fighting this illegal invasion in the news.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
The Maryland Court of Appeals heard a new argument against the death penalty Thursday, when attorneys for a man convicted of a 1997 murder argued that the state's constitution only allows capital punishment in cases of treason. Public defender Brian Saccenti argued that a clause in the Maryland Declaration of Rights referring to "sanguinary laws" limits the death penalty to crimes that threaten the stability of the state government. "We have ways to fairly incapacitate people that we lacked in 1776," Saccenti told the judges, arguing that the state can be protected without executions.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | August 12, 1994
MOSCOW -- In the end, not one of the men who plotted to rTC overthrow Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in the 1991 failed coup will be punished: Gen. Valentin I. Varennikov, the last of 12 defendants, was acquitted of treason yesterday by the Military Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court.That brought to a close a three-year trial of the coup leaders.The other leaders of the hard-line coup, whose collapse brought on the breakup of the Soviet Union, have either died, seen the cases against them dismissed because of poor health, or been pardoned under a general political amnesty declared by Parliament in February.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | November 25, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution.In Article III, Section 3, it says, "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 it is clear to me that Jesse Helms should be tried for treason.His remarks questioning Bill Clinton's ability to perform his constitutional role as commander in chief, and his remarks inviting violence against the president certainly give "aid and comfort" to the enemies of the United States.
NEWS
By David Holley and David Holley,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 21, 2004
MOSCOW - Ratcheting up pressure against the rebellious leader of an autonomous area on the Black Sea, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili leveled treason charges yesterday against a general who had declared loyalty to the regional strongman. Saakashvili said the general had "betrayed his country" by throwing his support to Aslan Abashidze, the defiant head of the Adzharia region in this former Soviet republic. Wanted posters with the mutinous general's photo "will be put up on trees all over Georgia," he said.
FEATURES
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer | March 8, 1994
For more than 130 years, the case of Josiah J. Grindall, a Baltimore man charged with treason during the Pratt Street riots of 1861, was nothing more than a footnote to Civil War history.Then, in a moment every researcher dreams about, Kellee Green Blake made a startling discovery while poring over federal court records of Maryland Civil War treason cases at the National Archives office in Philadelphia.There, in the margins of a clemency petition sent to the White House on March 31, 1864, was a hand-written note from Abraham Lincoln, telling prosecutors he wouldn't object to dropping the treason charge against Grindall.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | July 3, 2013
As we celebrate the birth by revolution of this country, let's take a moment to put some historical context to the actions of Edward Snowden and to consider whether he is a traitor or a patriot. Back in the 1780s, when everyone in America was by definition a traitor, a spy or an insurgent as far as England was concerned, the Founding Fathers included language in the Constitution that defined treason - the only crime so defined in the document - so that citizens could not be executed for merely speaking out against the country's leadership.
NEWS
June 8, 2013
Pfc. Bradley Manning intentionally transferred confidential and secret information while in uniform and while in a combat zone during a war ("Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor," June 6). He committed treason, and he is extremely fortunate that he is not facing the death penalty. J. Matthew McGlone, Towson
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
The Maryland Court of Appeals heard a new argument against the death penalty Thursday, when attorneys for a man convicted of a 1997 murder argued that the state's constitution only allows capital punishment in cases of treason. Public defender Brian Saccenti argued that a clause in the Maryland Declaration of Rights referring to "sanguinary laws" limits the death penalty to crimes that threaten the stability of the state government. "We have ways to fairly incapacitate people that we lacked in 1776," Saccenti told the judges, arguing that the state can be protected without executions.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
What Pfc. Bradley Manning and Julian Assange did was not treason, it was exposing heinous acts indicting a corrupt establishment policy ("Justice for Manning," Jan. 19). After World War II, Germans claimed that since they didn't know about the extermination camps, how could they be held responsible? Even those who did know claimed they could not be held responsible because they were "just following orders. " What Messrs. Manning and Assange did was expose acts that go against our most cherished beliefs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2011
I doubt this modest request will be heard over the fevered roar for the scalp of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that the media has been sounding since he announced his candidacy for president. There is almost a palpable bloodlust to bring this guy down -- and it is being sounded by parts of the mainstream press that should know better. My modest proposal: Let's just try and be fair. Let's do a little self-ethnography from time to time and ask why we feel like it is open season on this guy and his campaign -- and it is OK to drop some of the usual standards of fairness in trying to bring him down.
NEWS
December 1, 2010
I don't see how WikiLeaks' release of classified cables, which risk international peace and security, is not an act of treason, punishable by law ( "The latest from WikiLeaks: gossip," Nov. 30). It is, additionally, an action that is infuriating because of the reckless endangerment it presents and tiring because of the low, uncommendable, voyeuristic, sideshow appeal. Jaye Dansicker, Sparks
NEWS
By Bob Drogin and Bob Drogin,Los Angeles Times | June 11, 1993
BOSSLEY PARK, Australia -- It's a balmy Sunday, and the gathering of 300 or so revolutionaries in this staid Sydney suburb is hardly the Boston Tea Party. Blue and white balloons festoon the tables. There are Riesling and radicchio.But up on stage, white-bearded rebel leader Thomas Keneally tells the crowd it's high time for what some call high treason: He wants to dump Queen Elizabeth II as Australia's official head of state, like so much tea in the harbor."Even if she were Mother Teresa, she'd still have to go," Mr. Keneally, an author who now heads the Australian Republican Movement, explained later.
NEWS
By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2002
As U.S. bombs pummeled North Vietnam in the summer of 1972, Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda traveled to Hanoi to decry the American military campaign, her words of encouragement for Ho Chi Minh captured on news reels and seen back home by millions of outraged Americans. Fonda was branded a traitor, her fiery speeches characterized as a classic example of offering "aid and comfort" to the enemy at a time of war. Yet Richard M. Nixon's law-and-order Justice Department never filed treason charges against the actress, whose war protests earned her the jeering nickname "Hanoi Jane."
NEWS
June 25, 2010
The president, the Congress, many politicians and now the media in the U.S. have become guilty of treason. The U.S. has been invaded by over 12 million illegal immigrants. None of the above are trying to do anything to solve this problem. Congress and the president talk about giving them amnesty. This will open the floodgates even more. If these illegals are given amnesty, it will be like spitting on all of the people that have come to the U.S. legally. Now the media has joined the ranks of these treasonous politicians by not fighting this illegal invasion in the news.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | December 10, 2008
I'm as big a proponent of hometown loyalty as the next chap, but I can't muster any outrage at Ravens ticket holders who are flipping their ducats to Steelers fans for tidy profits. Look, the economy is bad, worse than it has ever been in my lifetime. And the holidays, with all their gifting obligations, are upon us. So if mom and dad are strapped enough that mortgage payments are tough, and they want to sell their tickets so junior can have his Wii, who am I to wag my finger? I might be exaggerating by planting images of Tiny Tim, heartsick over a lack of Guitar Hero, in a discussion about football loyalties.
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