Treason: Too Dangerous To Be The Epithet du Jour
Over at Huffington Post, I argue that Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, and all the rest need to back off on the treason-slinging. Treason is an emotionally overpowering accusation that the Constitution limits to very specific circumstances. In Aaron Burr’s treason trial in Richmond in 1807, Chief Justice John Marshall aggressively enforced the limits on treason. We should do so, also.
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