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What is treasonable?

In light of the recent charge of treason being levied on Snowden, I would ask what is justifiably treasonable vs. freedom of citizen information? How does the charge of treason in this case compare to say, George Bush Jr., who brought a whole nation to war based on his selected information and thus causing the deaths of tens of thousands of our citizens?


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  • Jun 28 2013: Merriam Webster states: TREASON: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family

    In my personal opinion, in the case of Snowden,going by this definition, unless he leaked this information in an attempt to overthrow or cripple the governing bodies and not just to open the eyes of the public to an invasion of privacy then its not treason hes guilty of. It would be more under the category of espionage which he is afterall being charged with.

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