Traitor? Do you even know what that means?
Yes, you know I do. The question is, do you know what is a traitor and are you willing to accept that your President is one?
That's actually not the legal definition of a traitor. And you should be careful about throwing around the traitor accusation as treason is punishable by death.
This thread has reached its limit of usefulness. Reformed, before you turn out the lights, please note:
No Person shall be convicted of unless Testimony of two Witnesses same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. ... The defines as specific acts, namely "levying War against , or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."
This I didn't accused the U S President of Treason. There is a difference, Mr. Reformed.
Three key elements are necessary for an offense to constitute treason:
an obligation of allegiance to the legal order
action to violate that obligation.
Synonyms of treason
backstabbing, betrayal, business, disloyalty, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, sellout, treachery, two-timing, unfaithfulness.
Student of US History, Reformed, get it right. CM
PS. I did your homework for you. CM
Instead of debating the meaning of the Lexeme "Traitor" why not checkout how a dictionary defines the term?
noun [ C ] disapproving uk /ˈtreɪ.tər/ us /ˈtreɪ.t̬ɚ/
a person who is not loyal or stops being loyal to their own country, social class, beliefs, etc.:
noun trai·tor | \ ˈtrā-tər
Definition of traitor
1 : one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty
2 : one who commits treason
1. countable noun
If you call someone a traitor, you mean that they have betrayed beliefs that they used to hold, or that their friends hold, by their words or actions.
Some say he's a traitor to the working class. [+ to]
Synonyms: betrayer, deserter, turncoat, deceiver More Synonyms of traitor
2. countable noun
If someone is a traitor, they betray their country or a group of which they are a member by helping its enemies, especially during time of war.
...rumours that there were traitors among us who were sending messages to the enemy.
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
A person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, or principle.
‘he was a traitor to his own class’
Betray a group or person.
Middle English from Old French traitour, from Latin traditor, from tradere ‘hand over’.
Online Etymology Dictionary:
c. 1200, "one who betrays a trust or duty," from Old French traitor, traitre "traitor, villain, deceiver" (11c., Modern French traître), from Latin traditor "betrayer," literally "one who delivers," agent noun from stem of tradere "deliver, hand over," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (from PIE root *do- "to give"). Originally usually with a suggestion of Judas Iscariot; especially of one false to his allegiance to a sovereign, government, or cause from late 15c.
US Legal Definition
Traitor Law and Legal Definition
A person who is guilty of treason is known as a traitor. Treason is punishable by death if a traitor levies war against his state or country or supports its enemies, giving them aid and comfort. A traitor shall be convicted on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in an open court.
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And so, what says ye, the conclusion of the matter? CM
That if you are going to call someone a traitor in the US against the country that can only mean treason.
Given your love for Trump, I don't know if you're the one to draw the conclusion. It's tantamount to asking "a monkey to bring home peanuts". CM
Not necessarily as the lexeme (at least according to the various dictionaries) has a range of different meanings. It really depends on how the writer, speaker, or media is using the lexeme traitor.
In one way or another Lingusitics, syntax, grammar, morphology, and lexicography are important to us all. Ad Fontes!
Then @C_M_ how is Trump a traitor? Be specific.
The OP objective has been reached. You no longer need to post here. Thanks for your contributions.
PS. Reformed, read the articles of impeachment from the House. CM
You are not running away from this. You accused POTUS of being a traitor. How has he been a traitor? Be specific.
Sorry, that's not how this works. You are dodging the question. You have accused him as a traitor. That is PART of the OP. HOW is he a traitor? Be specific?
See my most recent post in the thread below:
Your latest post said the OP was complete, you didn't answer anything. HOW specifically has the President been a traitor.