To the Editor:
Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States: “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.”
On June 4, 2013, Maj. Nidal Hasan stated in open court that he murdered 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in defense of “the leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban.” At the time of his murders, the United States had been at war with the Taliban for over eight years.
Major Hasan’s crime fits the literal constitutional definition of treason, letter for letter, including the grounds for conviction, yet the president of the United States officially classifies his crime as “workplace violence.”
How much longer will the American people tolerate this farce? Will it take a nuclear 9/11 to awaken us to reality?