Dear Editor:

Many Americans have castigated Edward Snowden for being a whistleblower on the NSA violating our constitutionally-protected rights, calling him a “traitor,” but who really are the traitors here?  Our government has been levying a “war” against the People for decades.  Recently exposed IRS illegal actions are just another example of this, and there are far more egregious IRS fraudulent activities against us all about to be exposed as well.

Treason includes warring against the Constitution;  “No state legislator or executive or judicial officer can war against the Constitution without violating his undertaking to support it.”  U.S. Supreme Court COOPER v. AARON, (1958).  What is the penalty for this “warring?”

18 USC§ 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.”

This “war” covers just about every level of governments operating these days, but there is no accountability for this treason.  Snowden had to, by law, reveal this government treason against the American people; 18 USC§ 2382 Misprision of treason. “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the president or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular state, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.”

Why didn’t he “disclose” the unconstitutional, treasonous NSA activities to a judge, or the president, or a governor instead of the public?  Would you really ask such a question?  None of those “authorities,” most of whom are already warring against Americans as it is, would have had the courage or character to expose this.

Fifty-six percent of Americans polled agree with Snowden being wrong for what he did, and that NSA spying on Americans is acceptable.  This means these 56 percent of Americans are traitors as well if they support authorities in warring against the constitution, the law, and the People’s natural rights.  This is nothing less than a home grown domestic terrorist movement, bent on subverting the Constitution, our law and liberty.

We can only pray that many more people who are knowledgeable of any such lawlessness in governments will have the courage and character to document and disclose this to the People so more Americans will wake up to the serious situation our Republic faces.  Perhaps the People immediately applying the penalties of 18 USC 2381 and 2382 to all who actively assist, or passively condone, this criminal behavior would be a good start.

Jeff Maehr

This story was posted on June 27, 2013.