Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds   

A Definition of Traitor

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   No comments
Author 83429
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Mary12342 Jones

When your nation is at war you need to take a broader look at what you feel for your country. Would you harm your country or your fellow citizens? If you would then what do you consider yourself? You would no longer be a patriot, so what would you be? A traitor, maybe? I think so.

As a person who turns away from the country, you give up your rights to be a citizen. America gives us the rights and freedoms to disagree with each other and with our government; it does not give us the right or freedom to become a terrorist or to fight against our own country and become a threat to our own people. To grant due process to an american who does is to admit that we still accept their actions as freedoms and rights of a citizen.

Where do we draw the line of becoming a traitor to our fundamental beliefs or acknowledging a person who has caused a terrorist action against his country out of a misguided belief. When Timothy McVey bombed the federal building in Oklahoma and killed all those people he acted on his own following a misguided belief that created a criminal action. He was not a member of a terrorist group from a foreign country who has actively declared war against the US and several other countries. An American who does join a group like that and takes active actions against his country is a traitor and loses his status as an American. He did that on his own, by his own choice. By doing that he gave up his rights to be an American. That opens him to the same actions taken against bin Laden....it's as simple as that.

How many lives have we sustained from Iraq, Afghanistan and 9-11? We killed bin Laden for those acts of terrorism against the American people, yet we should give due process to another who does the same thing? With the same terrorist group at a high level just because he was an American citizen? His rights as a citizen was automatically stripped from him when he chose to become a member of Al-Qaeda and killed his own fellow citizens.

He is a traitor to this nation. Those who think he deserves due process under the law as an American citizen need to re-evaluate their concepts of the difference between an American citizen and a traitor.

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Mary12342 Jones Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I am a poet, I write life's experiences to share...they are who I am. Come visit, get to know me. I follow my heart and what is right.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Thoughts for the New Year

What Does Our Future Hold

You Want to do What with my Guns?

A Definition of Traitor