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In the United States, there are both federal and state laws prohibiting treason, defined in Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution. Most state constitutions include similar definitions of treason, specifically limited to levying war against the state, "adhering to the enemies" of the state, or aiding the enemies of the state, and requiring two witnesses or a confession in open court, according to the wiki.

There are opinions that Trump has committed treasonous acts. If this was determined to be true, could his presidency be determined to be illegitimate, and his appointments null and void?

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Dear MAB,

They could be, but will they be? Remember the impeachment over collusion to acquire the assistance of a foreign country in ruining Joe Biden and his son? And making that the condition on which Ukraine would receive assistance from us? Old news. Nothing to it, said DT. An old parodic song comes to mind...

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Well, Marta, we can dream...

I was also thinking, since it looks like the results from Georgia might be blue, then it's likely that Wash DC could become the 51st State...the House passed it in June, it was the Senate that blocked it. But what if the new blue Senate passed it? Then DC would come in with 2 Dem Senators, right?

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It would seem feasible if such appointments were likely to cause immediate or lasting damage to the nation, and that said appointments were proven to be part of a conspiracy involving foreign nation(s) and domestic actors to the detriment of the nation and its people and to the national security of same.


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There is an interesting question here. That is, does the Declaration of Independence have the Force of Law? According to many who have studied Jefferson's work, prior to composing the Declaration, in particular, the 'ancient principles' by which early organizational forms followed by early civilizations, lead to the successful growth and success of those societies. And, when they began to move away from those principles, they also began to fail.

Jefferson, of course, mentions three such principles as 'inalienable rights' - those of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Any threat to any one of these rights, threatens to subvert, weaken, or even destroy all these rights, and with them, the very life of any society so organized.

In these United States, there is one force, currently operating, and with a long history that does threaten those rights, and ought to be considered as treasonable. It is, of course, racism, against ANY person of color. Their very lives are certainly threatened, and taken by force, every day, some days in multiple incidents. Such threats not only take lives, but also curtail, and destroy the liberty of any person of color, to come and go whenever, and wherever they may need, or want to, in the daily, even hourly, pursuit of happiness, or, in more modern terms, a decent life, to build a home, a family, and a life's pursuit of honorable achievement.

Such threats, enacted, and carried out every day, should certainly be considered treasonous, as they also threaten the very peaceable life of the country as a whole. There should be a Force of Law that would make being, or acting as a racist, as dangerous as they make being a person of color, anywhere in this country - and perhaps, anywhere in the world, as it certainly does exist, often blatantly, on every continent.

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I'm sure the law is sufficiently versatile, having seen some real dillies pass. I wish the odds for such a good cause were better, though.

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Get your magnifying glasses out and have a real good look at EVERY U.S. president that ever sat in the chair at the W.H. You will discover, (if your honest with yourself) everyone of those Presidents could be charged with the exact same charge. So, the question arises, WHY is Trump being singled out when he has many predessors who have done the same, or even worse than him ? People who live in glass houses, should not throw stones, and Americans live in very fragile glass houses.

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