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Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
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.
If the public were to *demand* that all government-confiscated evidence of any terrorist attacks (As an "Act of War") to be turned over to State Civil Authories (or even privately-hired investigators) for investigation, I'm willing to bet that a large number of the governmental admisistration would be facing the Senate for the purpose of Impeachment...To be followed by trial in the Supreme Court on charges of Treason. This does *not* grant the government right to withold all evidence from crimes of such magnitude.
Originally posted by Byrd
One problem, FM: We're not a democracy.
We're a Republic.
There's a BIG difference!
Main Entry: de moc ra cy
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
Etymology: Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek dEmokratia, from dEmos + -kratia -cracy
1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
2 : a political unit that has a democratic government
3 capitalized : the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the U.S.
4 : the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority
5 : the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges