Monday, November 28, 2005

Article III, Section. 3.

Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. (my emphasis)
Given the constitutional definition of treason, explicitly set forth in Article III, Section 3 (quoted above) of the United States Constitution, I call today for the immediate arrest and trial of Ramsey Clark on that charge.

By voluntarily defending Saddam Hussein, an avowed enemy of the United States, in court, Mr. Clark has committed, and continues to commit, a serious act of treason.

Mr. Clark, your constitutional right to hate the country in which you were born and raised ends when you openly defend its enemies, especially in court. If this action isn't adhering to and giving this enemy Aid and Comfort, I don't know what is. Your constitutional free speech right is a right to speak out against that with which you disagree, not a right to protect in court those who would destroy this great nation, which guarantees your rights.

Has it occurred to you that had you even exercised these same free speech rights under the regime of the very man you are defending, you would have been tortured and killed? Has it occurred to you that the man you are defending would have disposed of you in an instant just for being an American?

What Cindy Sheehag has been doing is free speech. Actually volunteering to defend a sworn enemy of the United States is treason.


h/t - Stop the ACLU