Thursday, June 23, 2005

Treason by any other name

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During the entire course of World War II, only 12 Americans were indicted for treason. All but five were broadcasters charged with aiding the enemy by broadcasting anti-American propaganda.

One of those broadcasters was an American known as Tokyo Rose. Another, Mildred Gillars of Portland, Maine, was known as Axis Sally. At her trial, prosecutors charged that her broadcasts were propaganda aimed at convincing soldiers they were fighting for the wrong side.

The treason for which she was convicted was a play called "Vision of Invasion." It was designed to scare GIs into not participating in the Invasion of Normandy. For her efforts at destroying
American morale, she was sentenced – after the war – to a term of 10 to 30 years in prison.

There is a new form of treason being perpetrated on America. It is advanced by American lawmakers, pundits and their supporters who agree that slander against U.S. forces and the U.S. homeland is an acceptable form of free speech. This is the cloak these enemies of America hide behind while aiding terrorists in time of war.

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