A breach of allegiance to one’s government, usually committed through levying war against such government or by giving aid or comfort to the enemy.
The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance; or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power.
Treason consists of two elements:
Adherence to the enemy, and rendering him aid and comfort.
Forcible resistance to statue (constitutioal) law with the intent of installing a rival and competing government is solidly established as an Act of War on the United States (Whiskey Rebellion trials 1795 – 1796)
Cramer v. U. S., U.S.N.Y., 325 U.S. l, 65 S.Ct. 918, 9327 89 L.Ed. 1441.
See 18 U.S.C.A. § 2381. A person can be convicted of treason only on the testimony of two witnesses, or confession in open court. Art. III, Sec. 3, U.S…
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