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.The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Today, forty-seven senators knowingly and willfully chose to commit an act of treason, and we have 318.9 millions witnesses. They signed and published the following:
It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously consider as negotiations progress.First, under our Constitution, while the president negotiates international agreements, Congress plays the significant role of ratifying them. In the case of a treaty, the Senate must ratify it by a two-thirds vote. A so-called congressional-executive agreement requires a majority vote in both the House and the Senate (which, because of procedural rules, effectively means a three-fifths vote in the Senate). Anything not approved by Congress is a mere executive agreement.Second, the offices of our Constitution have different characteristics.For example, the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms. As applied today, for instance, President Obama will leave office in January 2017, while most of us will remain in office well beyond then — perhaps decades.What these two constitutional provisions mean is that we will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei. The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.We hope this letter enriches your knowledge of our constitutional system and promotes mutual understanding and clarity as nuclear negotiations progress.Sincerely,
Shelley Moore Capito
Excuse me? Did I read this right?
Did these jerks just tell the Iranian government that President Obama has no power and they are the ones running the show? And that negotiating with the President of the United States is your basic act of diplomatic masturbation?
Now, I don't give a damn about their politics, their personal feelings about POTUS, their racist proclivities, or their theories on the economy. What I do give a damn about is why they thought intentionally embarrassing the United States of America while undermining the entire democratic process was an okay thing to do. They have told an enemy state that the office of the president is toothless, powerless, and by extension, the people who elected him morons and fools. They have intentionally provided aid and comfort to an enemy regime.
And if a group of Nazi-sympathizing senators sent this same letter to Hitler and the Reichstag?
If you think for one New York minute any of this would've happened to a white-skinned president, you have another think coming. What those enemy-comforting senators did today was nothing short of inviting enemy combatants to blow up the Capitol.
It's not enough they want the roads and the bridges to crumble; that they want to deny basic health care to most of this country when even Nigeria has universal health coverage. They want to strip women of their right to control their own bodies, deny African Americans the right to vote, and ravage this country economically. Now, they want to convince Iran that the US is so screwed up that as soon as the next guy is in office, he can undo treaties with a swipe of a pen.
What those 47 degenerate haters-of-America did today was an attempt to tear apart the very fabric of our duly, lawfully elected government. Their intent was to diminish our standing in the world. As if they haven't done enough of that already.
Duly elected officials of this nation speak not for themselves, but for their constituencies. They are supposed to be vox populi. I cannot, I will not believe that Americans believe this letter is constructive, rather than destructive. And I cannot believe Americans will stand still while senators invite Iran to attack the US. These are senators, folks. Every single one of them knowingly committed treason the moment pen touched paper.
It's worth mention, even the Iranians thought this was completely out of line and inappropriate. Had it been their elected officials who did this, they would already be in jail.
But 47 traitors signed the letter. We know who they are right up front. They should be arrested and tried under either martial or civil law for treason. It's just that simple.
On the other hand....it does make you wonder who masterminded this pathetic attempt to discredit America.
[addendum by the WP - it's worth reading The Logan Act of 1799. The letter is in direct violation.]
The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
Don't like how American operates as a democracy?
Go somewhere else.
I'm sure we can find a replacement for you in a heartbeat.