Sometime early in May 1779 Major General Benedict Arnold plotted with Sir Henry Clinton to surrender the American Fort of West Point to the British. Benedict Arnold was a highly decorated officer, and at one point a trusted confident of General George Washington. Arnold had become disillusioned by the petty vindictive and dishonest behavior of the men within the Officer Corps of the Continental Army, and utterly dismayed by the ruthless and self interested behavior of the representatives of the Continental Congress.
Benedict Arnold, had, in short come to believe that the Revolutionary War was a losing proposition, and that the only way to spare the lives of those fighting, was to bring the war to a swift end. To that end, he made the conscience decision to betray those who trusted him to their enemies. The consequence of his decision, was to be that his name would become synonymous with the act of Treason in the United States of America. Arnold himself only barely escaped being hung for treason.
A fate that unlike Benedict Arnold, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg did not escape, (Execution, not hanging per say). Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were Russian sympathizing Communist who knowingly and willingly engaged in espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union during WWII. Though the Rosenberg’s never admitted their guilt, and even to this day many insist that they were innocent, their guilt has in fact been proven beyond any conceivable measure of doubt.
The United States Constitution sets the legal definition of treason as follows.
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.
Since Benedict Arnold, no individual in elected office in the service of the United States of America has taken actions which more clearly and indisputably fall within the Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1 legal definition of treason than the actions taken by Barack Obama when he using the excuse of exchanging a American Military person, released 5 of the Taliban’s top commanders and paid a 6 million dollar ransom.
There is no other way of describing, giving 1.2 million dollars each to 5 of your enemies top 4 Star Generals and sending them back on to the battlefield other than to describe it as “Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy in a Time of War”.
There is no way to say this that makes it clearer, treason is an act, it does not matter even in the slightest bit that you intended to commit treason, it does not matter even remotely what your motives or intentions were. You do not get to commit treason and then claim, but my heart was in the right place or my intentions were good. Had George Washington been able to catch Benedict Arnold, he would have had him hung on the spot, Arnold, his supposed noble intentions not withstanding.
While the act of giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war is Barack Obama’s crime, sadly it is unlikely to be the only act of treason that this incident is likely to spawn. The second, and even more serious act of treason, will no doubt be on the part of a cowardly and complicate Congress. A Congress so enamored of power and money, a Congress so utterly and completely corrupt that they will refuse to bring Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama for his utterly indisputable act of treason.
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and second President of the United States of America was often quoted as saying.
“And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
There can be no question that Thomas Jefferson was speaking of just such ruler’s as Barack Obama, who has broken his Oath of office, shredded the United States Constitution, defied Congress, and committed the most blatant act of Treason in the entire history of the United States of America.