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Will Treason Mania Destroy America?

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At the start of the Biden era, America is being torn apart by more allegations of treason than at any time since the Civil War. Historian Henry Adams observed a century ago that politics “has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” And few things spur hatred more effectively than tarring all political opponents as traitors. The Founding Fathers carved the Constitution in light of the horrific political abuses that had proliferated in England in prior centuries. That was why there was a narrow definition of treason in the Constitution: “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.” After the end of Reconstruction, treason charges became relatively rare in American politics. Wars were probably the biggest propellants, with anyone who ...

Would the Republicans Have Saved Us?

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If Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) had not gotten sick and resigned his Senate seat, then the title of this article would have been “Will the Republicans Save Us?” After serving in the Georgia state house and senate, Isakson served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2016. Although his Senate term did not expire until January 2023, in August 2019 he announced that because of his Parkinson’s disease and other health challenges, he was resigning his Senate seat effective at the end of 2019. Under Georgia law, the governor — Brian Kemp, a Republican — was allowed to make an appointment to fill the unexpired term until the next regularly scheduled statewide election (November 3, 2020). He selected Republican Kelly Loeffler, the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), who had never held political office. She assumed office in ...

The Cold War Was a Racket

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If you are not attending our online conference “The National Security State and the Kennedy Assassination,” you are missing out on one of the best conferences we have ever held at The Future of Freedom Foundation. Our conference is oriented toward people who have an interest in the assassination but who have never had the time or the inclination to study it carefully. Consider this conference a college-level introductory course to the assassination of an American president. One of the questions I have received over the years is: Given that the assassination occurred over 50 years ago and given that all the participants are now dead, what difference does it make? The answer is: It is a straight line from the Kennedy assassination to where we are today — living under a way of life in which the federal government exercises omnipotent, non-reviewable powers, including the power to engage ...

Salvador Allende and the JFK Assassination, Part 1

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On September 11, 1973, Chilean Air Force Hawker Hunter jets attacked the National Palace in the nation’s capital, Santiago. The planes fired missiles into the palace with the aim of assassinating the nation’s democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, who, along with several of his supporters, was defending himself against the attacks on his life. The attack on Allende has profound ...