(United States Constitution)
But this has not stopped brown nosing Bush supporters and Republican talking heads from spouting off all the time that anyone who disagrees with Republicans - especially with golden boy Georgie - using the treason label.
2. U.S. Constitution: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court."
Normal person: "Why?"
Republican: "Because uh...I don't like him!"
2. Another(less user) word for commiting traitorism, where one attacks one's own people on the battlefield.
1. Violation by a subject of his allegiance to his sovereign or to the state; high treason
2. U.S. such a violation directed against the United States, and consisting of only levying war against the U.S. or in adhering to its enemies or giving them aid and comfort
Going by definition, people of the United States are committing treason for wishing their country to lose in the Iraq War. And while it may be a necessary war in the eyes of many, it is not a good reason to root for the enemy where if victorious, will bring consequences to one's self and his countrymen.
America is lenient towards such actions defined as treason for the right of freedom of speech, a right many countries do not have the privilege to.
"Back before America came, those people and their families would be killed for saying something like that. This country we live in is kind for letting its people commit acts that could be defined as 'treason' across the globe."
"America still is terrible and George Bush is an idiot!"
"Yes, because we all know that the leader of a country represents ALL of the country's people..."