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Treason and Free Speech Are Two Different Things

Reader comment on item: The End of Treason

Submitted by Rachel Peck (United States), Aug 16, 2005 at 15:50

I disagree that treason is an obsolete concept. John Walker Lind was clearly levying war and giving aid to the enemy; why he was not charged with treason, I don't know. However, expressing an opinion, however scurrilous, is not. Those who chant, "NLF is gonna win," or its equivalent, should be shunned and/or rebuked in their community. I don't see how there can be treasonous opinions. Only actions can be treasonous.

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