This is it. I want NO PART of a political Party that claims they have the constitutional authority to assassinate American citizens on American soil without due process. Nor do I want anything to do with anyone who would support such a Party.
At the same time, I want NOTHING TO DO WITH a Party that is led by people who defend treason as a “constitutional right,” or with the people who support it.
For me, John McCain shamed himself, his service and this nation by defending Jane Fonda’s act of treason as her “constitutional right:”
“I must say that the use of Jane Fonda’s name does evoke certain memories with me, and I must say that she is not my favorite American. But I also believe that, as odious as it was, Ms. Fonda acted within her constitutional rights, and to somehow say that someone who disagrees with American policy — and even may demonstrate against it — is somehow a member of an organization which makes that individual an enemy combatant is simply false,” McCain said, hitting his lectern for emphasis. “It is simply false.”
In case you are one of the many Americans who have never read the Constitution, let me help you understand how the Constitution defines treason:
Article 3, Section 3
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.
The evidence against Fonda:
This is aid and comfort to an enemy during a time of war — period!
JANE FONDA IS GUILTY OF TREASON – BY CONSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION!
So, when McCain defended her (and, indirectly, Obama’s claim of authority to assassinate American citizens), McCain 1 – Proved he does not understand, support or defend the Constitution and 2 – Arguably committed an act of subversion. He also forfeited any respect he may have been due as an American war hero. In fact, he actually gave some credibility to the many stories that have circulated from other POW’s who were held captive with McCain; stories that suggest he may never have deserved any recognition as a hero, but condemnation as a collaborator.
Republicans: If you ever wondered how/why Obama won his first election — there you go!
[I do not recognize my country anymore and, unfortunately, that is yet another notch on the “Glenn Beck told us so” score board 😦 ]