Creating a War

I believe a case can be made that a President, Congress, or person or corporation that is part of our Military Industrial Complex which goes out of its way to start a war, could be liable for making an enemy with forethought of action and would be guilty of treason.  All our judicial system would need is two witnesses and proving intent.

U.S. Constitution, Article III, Sec. 3

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

Once that war is started, treason is on the table.  The soldiers and the families of those soldiers who die defending our Constitution deserve that much justice.  Those that start those wars, deserve that much justice as well.  Perhaps they would look more deeply at their motives if they had that charge hanging over their head.

There are real nations that are enemies to United States Constitution .  They have their own malicious intent.  They will declare war against us on their own.   Once someone in our nation creates an enemy of another nation on purpose to cause them to declare war, when there were other ways to subvert their malice, they have provided aid and comfort to that enemy.   They have made that enemy there by providing aid and comfort.  Their mistakes in diplomacy should not be paid for by the blood of the people they represent.

With great power, comes a greater form of punishment

I am not totally sure this is a valid concept, but in the pursuit a better humanity, it might be worth thinking over.



About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

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