With all of the rioting and violence occurring in the country lately, aided and abetted in many instances by duly elected officials, I've been wondering a lot lately what constitutes treason in the U.S. After all, many of the individuals involved are calling for the literal overthrow of our government system and its Constitution. One BLM leader threatened to "tear it all down, if we don't get what we want." So, here's what I found on the House.gov website concerning treason and related acts against the government. Very interesting stuff.
According to 18 USC Ch. 115: 2381:
"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."
Section 2382 of the same statute reads:
"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason [the deliberate concealment of one's knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony] and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both."
The same U.S. Code further outlines in Section 2383 what qualifies as rebellion or insurrection against the government and punishment for such:
"Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, [Antifa, Marxist BLM perhaps?] or gives aid or comfort thereto, [would the corporations funding these organizations meet this definition?] shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."
I admit, I'm not an attorney and I'm definitely not a Constitutional scholar--although I've actually read our Constitution unlike, I suspect, many of those threatening to topple our government--but why isn't anyone at least discussing the possibility that some of the activities taking place in our major cities, aided and abetted by duly elected officials, might constitute unlawful acts as described within anyone of these sections of U.S. Code.
If interested, you can read the full statute. CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES