June 23, 2011 in Letters, Opinion

Traitor label fits

 

I have a question. If the nation is truly at war and a “faction” attempts to destroy our military’s commander in chief, and the economy of the United States along with him, can their activity be considered as aiding and abetting the enemy? If so, shall we not consider it treasonous?

You may recall that in 2009, at what could reasonably be considered the height of the “War on Terror,” Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell et al. declared that they would do whatever it takes to destroy the commander in chief of the United States. Since then, the Republicans in the U.S. Congress have done everything within their power to prevent the recovery of the U.S. economy, even justifying throwing hundreds of thousands of American workers out of work. When confronted with that reality, their response was, “So be it.”

Now we hear that senior members of the House of Representatives are willing to let the U.S. default on its debts, by not raising the debt ceiling, because of the possibility that the president will get the blame and lose the 2012 election. Why are Americans unwilling to call this treason?

James C. Lanham

Cheney


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