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In 1933, America's most decorated Marine, General Smedley Butler, told the House of Representatives that wealthy businessmen tried to recruit him in a coup to overthrow President Roosevelt. Is treason something the government should be worried about?

In 1933, America's most decorated Marine, General Smedley Butler, told the House of Representatives that wealthy businessmen tried to recruit him in a coup to overthrow President Roosevelt. Is treason something the government should be worried about?
  • Yes, I think so.

    In times like these we start asking ourselves hard questions. While most Americans go about their days asleep to the the suffering coming on our children, some of us are carrying the heavy burden and looking for real answers. We stand on the edge of revolution; but that does not mean we seek violence or vengeance. We seek peace, just as LaVoy did. But we must be willing to stand.

  • Yes, the American government should be concerned about treason.

    Yes, treason is a legitimate concern for the US government. The political process, as designed by the founding fathers, is disintegrating into an unsustainable frenzy of showboating. As more and more citizens become frustrated with the lack of real progress, along with laws granting unprecedented amounts of power to wealthy individuals and corporations, the government may become a target for those who want real change at a faster pace.

  • Yes, the treason is always possible

    Yes, the world's history has witnessed many cases of treason throughout the centuries. From Caesar onwards (and maybe even before that time, I personally don't know) there have always been people who would gladly commit treason whether for some higher goals or simply out of greed. Every government should make some effort on preventing such cases from happening.

  • Yes of occur Treason is an evil act to be worried of

    Treason is the greatest crime a citizen of a country should commit, because the crime is not only done against an individual but a whole country, and this means putting the whole country into danger He was also against the US military policy and endeavors of the time. When asked about his own military involvement, he said "In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."

  • What sense does that make?

    Something is mentioned that happened over 80 years ago. Then a question is asked, as if the lead-in affects it. In this case, I have to say that's really pretty darn silly.

    If anything, yes, of course any gov't should be concerned with treason. But stuff that happened 83 years previously really doesn't have any necessary logical bearing on it.


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