Clearly lots of people have views other than our political leaders. Some write columns in the papers, some have talk shows on TV. Most of us are left with the Internet as a means to express ourselves. On these pages you’ll find the commentaries of one citizen, for whatever use you can make of them.
- the betrayal of a trust
- the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family
There is all manner of evil in the world. One of the worst kinds is a government that turns on its own people. Usually we think of such an event as happening all of a piece, appearing suddenly as an aberation. But in the case of the United States of America, this treason has arisen slowly over time, almost unnoticed by those who fell under its power.
One could ask, how can a government commit treason against itself, but the facts are that in the United States, the true government is the People, and if a sitting government turns against its own People here, it commits treason. Further, our elected officials owe allegiance to the Constitution, and by violating its principles, they also commit treason.
Like all such evil it began with small acts. A vote sold here, a lie told there. Soon it was business as usual. Soon it was most votes and many lies, as our government more and more served only wealth, and less and less either the People or the Constitution. With the 2nd Bush administration, the whole thing has become a nightmare.
You have to wonder what ambition, what love of power, what religious ideology, would drive elected officials to betray their own people and the very foundations of our way of life. But betrayal is what we have today, though many still chose not to see it.