quotes tagged with 'treason'
Author: James MacGregor Burns, Source: The Power to Lead, 1984.)
"Let us face reality. The framers [of the Constitution] have simply been too shrewd for us. They have outwitted us. They designed separated institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If we are to `turn the founders upside down'--to put together what they put asunder--we must directly confront the constitutional structure they erected." (James MacGregor Burns, The Power to Lead, 1984.)
If it be treason to stand up for our Constitutional rights; if it be treason to resist the unconstitutional acts of a vitiated and corrupt administration, who by a mercenary armed force would seek to rob us of the rights of franchise, cut our throats to subserve their own party, and seek to force upon us their corrupt tools, and violently invade the rights of American citizens; if it be treason to maintain inviolate our homes, our firesides, our wives, and our honor, from the corrupting, and withering blight of a debauched soldiery; if it be treason to maintain inviolate the Constitution and institutions of the United States, when nearly all the states are seeking to trample them under their feet—then indeed are we guilty of treason.Author: John Taylor, Source: LJT 288; also in JT Papers 1:213
A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.Author: Cicero, Source: Unknown