Reread the Definition of ‘Treason’ — and Then Vote

Written by John DeGroff on October 26, 2018

Have you ever noticed that movie franchises that go beyond the initial film and the first sequel just seem to devolve into ridiculous parodies of themselves? Star War is a good example. The Alien series went south after the second film. The same with Mad Max and Matrix. Hollywood just doesn’t seem to understand that story lines can only be taken so far before the original concept disappears.

Such seems to be the state of the Democrats. They are now a parody of a political party and have devolved into the realm of outright treachery. Think that statement is hyperbole on my part? Let’s look at the definition of “treason”.

Treason – the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

In the U.S. Constitution, Article 3, Sec. 3, treason is defined as being “…against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.”

And in the U.S. Criminal code (Title 18 Part 1, Chapter 115, sec. 2381)” Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United states, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000 and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

Given the wording found in these examples, ask yourself, who has given “aid and comfort” to enemies that are within the U.S. as well as “elsewhere”. Who has sent pallets of money to Iran? Who has financially helped Hezbollah and Hamas? Who has created ”sanctuary cities” where criminal illegal aliens can live and thrive without fear of prosecution? Who wants to “overthrow” the government by using the impeachment process to get rid of the current administration? (That in itself amounts to a soft coup.)

The “aid and comfort” phrasing is crucial in the context of the enemies within the United States. Think in terms of Antifa, BLM, LaRaza, and Islam in general. Who refuses to condemn the violent actions of these groups? Even without providing any tangible form of direct aid, the very act of allowing such groups to run riot in our streets and attack innocent citizens is giving a form of “aid and comfort”.

The rhetoric coming from Democrat leadership is in itself a form of treason in that it’s calling for violence. According the U.S. Code, Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 102, section 2102 there are two areas of codified definition of what it means to incite a riot.
(a) “…the term riot means a public disturbance involving (1) an act or acts of violence by one or more persons…which acts…shall result in damage or injury to the property of any other person or to the person of any individual… (2) a threat or threats of the commission of an act or acts of violence…”
(b) “…the term ‘to incite a riot, or ‘to organize, promote, encourage, participate in or carry on a riot”, include, but is not limited to urging or instigating other persons to riot….”

Given what we’ve heard from Rep. Maxine Waters, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that she’s promoting and encouraging civil unrest…i.e. rioting.

Consider this as well. Hillary Clinton said, in part, the following statement on Oct. 9: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for…if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.” What the hell is this if not a public call for continued public unrest, regardless of the consequences?

Couple this statement with her (in)famous remark of half of President Trump’s supporters belonging in a “basket of deplorables” (Sept. 9, 2016), as well as her 2015 speech at the Women in The World Summit where she stated “…deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” While this was in reference to the promotion of abortion, it nonetheless calls for a change throughout our entire national structure.

Obama, Eric Holder, Cory “Spartacus” Booker, etc., etc., are not just random voices of the Democrats. They are finally being truthful in regard to their desire to remake America into something other than the Constitutional Republic we have been for over 200 years. That “something” has them in total control and would eventually resemble the old Soviet Union, Cuba, or the current failed state of Venezuela.

Go back and read the definitions of treason and inciting riots. Look up the U.S. Codes for yourself and see that the leadership of the Democrats are engaging in treason and unlawful practices almost daily. The Democrats have become the party of disruption, deception, divisiveness, and destruction.

The current silence on the part of the Dems regarding the migrant invasion….err, “caravan”, speaks volumes. They are promoting an invasion of our country by foreign nationals. That’s treason. Remember this and what they tried to do to Judge, now Justice, Kavanaugh.

There are too many “coincidences” happening right before the mid-terms not to be highly orchestrated as an attempt to overthrow the current administration. It’s an attempt to bring down the government, or at least cause enough chaos to paralyze our ability to react to problems. And that is treason…and that is what the Democrats are doing.

This is why we vote, to keep them from the levers of power. This particular mid-term election cycle is far more important than even the 2016 national election.

We can’t say this enough…. continue to pray for the country and get out there and vote Republican. Be willing to get anyone homebound or otherwise unable to get around to the polls. If we don’t vote conservative/Republican, America will definitely change after November of this year. And it won’t be for the better. Vote…please…vote.

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John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.