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Today, our nation is facing perhaps the most critical situation it has faced since 1776 when our nation declared our Independence! Our very Constitution is being attacked by a man who has taken an oath of office to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” and also by those who have taken an oath to “support and defend” that same Constitution. Yet, some elected representatives find it in their best interest to refuse to honor their Oath of Office. We the people had sent these senators and representatives to their office with the idea that they would be trusted with our Constitution. But instead, they betray the very principles of their office. Some lay claim that this is an act of treason. With this in mind, let us look at just what treason is defined as.


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Treason is defined by Webster’s online as:

1. the betrayal of trust; 2. the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or his family.

The 1828 Webster’s Dictionary, which many would use to define words pertaining to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, defines Treason as:

Treason is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. Its signification is different in different countries. In general, it is the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power. In monarchies, the killing of the king, or an attempt to take his life, is treason. In England, to imagine or compass the death of the king, or of the prince, or of the queen consort, or of the heir apparent of the crown, is high treason; as are many other offenses created by statute.

Understanding what the definition of treason is, let us see just what our elected officials in Washington are doing with the Second Amendment and see if whether they are in fact committing an act of treason.

Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Let us list those officials who have now committed acts of treason by their actions and words: President Barack Obama, with his signing of unconstitutional executive orders contrary to the Constitution; Vice president Joe Biden, with his words making an attempt to change opinion of the Constitution; and Attorney General Eric Holder, with his words and his strong statements against the very oath he took. We cannot forget Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and her deliberate attempt to classify weapons that are now legal under the Constitution. Here we must present some idea of why “We The People” do not have to abide by any laws made that are in direct conflict with the Second Amendment and State laws.

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