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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 4/22/2007 9:53:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2007 10:08:23 AM EDT by Wash-Ar15]
IIRC the last people to be executed for treason were the Rosenbergs. Spying for another country is treason,correct? seems to be plenty of spies caught most get life.

why is death for treason no longer used?
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 9:54:48 AM EDT
lawyers and amnesty international
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 9:58:33 AM EDT
Yesterday's treason is today's patriotism.

Link Posted: 4/22/2007 9:59:38 AM EDT
Liberals and communists love traitors.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 9:59:39 AM EDT
We should hang spies from now on. Although our current politicians lack the balls to do it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:02:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2007 10:02:50 AM EDT by DK-Prof]
It is very difficult to "prove" treason - the bar is set very high. You either have to openly confess (unlikely, given the death penalty), or have unimpeacable witnesses that can attest to treasonous acts. Thus, you are not going to get a lot of convictions, and plea bargains are not going to include the death penalty, obviously.

Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:04:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
Yesterday's treason is today's patriotism.

This. With politicians backing most forms of treason, and even committing some themselves, how can we try anyone for it?
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:07:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2007 10:11:39 AM EDT by david_g17]

How come no one gets executed for teason anymore


ommm, because "teasing people" is a pretty lame excuse to kill someone over.

eta: awww, he fixed the title
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:08:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2007 10:11:40 AM EDT by DragoMuseveni]
I think in Flordia Treason is consider a "forcible felony" In Flordia treason is a forceible felony, which means you can shoot and kill the bastard and your protected by the Castle Doctrine law

Although I think this only applies during the comission of the crime, not after the fact.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:17:13 AM EDT
because the actual standard for treason isn't the afrcom standard, thankfully.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:20:53 AM EDT
Does the standard for treason change over time? Seems like the rosenbergs were executed for giving nuclear secrets to the enemy.Seems like plenty of this going around these days.would they have been given a different sentence in todays world?
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:21:35 AM EDT
When the inmates run the asylum, don't expect justice.

Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:26:16 AM EDT

No one gets executed for treason anymore because it's part of the official platform of the Democratic Party. To a smaller extent the Republican Party as well.

Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:29:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pretty_pony:
Liberals and communists love traitors.

that and we live in PCville now

got a copy of nytimes today, there is a nice little write up about al sadr and his anti american driving force

we have so many enemies on our own soil its not even funny

Link Posted: 4/22/2007 10:35:05 AM EDT
Too many people inside the Beltway taking $$$
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