Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Editor’s Note: This long, and very thorough discussion of Romney’s accusation of Tulsi Gabbard as a “traitor” is worth looking at. It includes a lot of detail and background information including a definition of what a traitor is according to the U.S. Constitution and the reasons the definition is narrow and definite. A couple of key phrases Greenwald builds to are: “Romney’s accusation that Lt. Col. Gabbard is guilty of treason is repugnant and false for numerous reasons,” which Greenwald then goes on to explain. He concludes: “Mainstream U.S. opinion-makers are now doing exactly what the founders most feared: abusing the concepts of “treason” and “traitor” to criminalize political dissent,” which should be of concern to all who dissent from prevailing mainstream political views…
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