Source: Yahoo News
quote: To avoid the abuses of the English law (including executions by Henry VIII of those who criticized his repeated marriages), treason was specifically defined in the United States Constitution, the only crime so defined. Article III Section 3 delineates treason as followsIva Toguri, known as Tokyo Rose, and Tomoya Kawakita were two Japanese Americans who were tried for treason after World War II. 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. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
quote: I believe that we have essentially surrendered to terrorists. The government is committing unconstitutional acts to "protect us". When we allow ourselves to be ruled by fear, then the terrorists win. And that is what is happening. The Unpatriotic Act, that was passed after the September 11th attacks, was a reaction to that fear. And that law is what the government uses to justify its behavior.