What makes the case of treason difficult under the definition stated in the Constitution of the United States in Article III is the phrase “levying War against them”, meaning the states of the United States. The framers of the Constitution 240 years ago would not have been able to envision the digital world we live in of computers, social media, trolls and bots, cyber-attacks, and the ability to spread misinformation with lighting speed to millions of viewers on the internet.
Given the almost universal consensus of credible sources that the Russians at the direction of Putin cyber-attacked the United States, it is incredible that the president of the United States has not formally acknowledged the attacks and at the very least taken some form of punitive action against Russia.
It comes as no surprise then that the president was caught off guard Monday when asked about the four Special Forces soldiers who were killed in Niger. It had been twelve days without any acknowledgment by the president of their deaths. It is doubtful that Trump even knew where Niger was or why we had armed forces there in the first place.
When I first started this blog back in August, my first post was entitled “Moral Outrage”. Since then things have gotten decidedly worse in my opinion. The behavior of the current occupant of the White […]
I have said before that I didn’t want to waste my time bashing Trump on this blog. But yesterday his remarks before the United Nations General Assembly were a disgrace to our country and the […]