If a party loses power their administration is prosecuted and jailed and/or executed.
This provides a huge incentive to not have free and fair elections, to not give up power when elections are lost, to suspend or rewrite Constitutions, to declare oneself “Dictator for Life”, etc, etc.
Criminalizing policy differences as treason is not a smart move. And arming rebels in Libya wasn’t even much of a policy difference. Should McCain be tried for treason on the same grounds?
Even criminalizing actual crimes is not good. It would be taken politically as political prosecution/persecution and for Republicans that would stick because the Democrats own the MSM. That’s why I think President Romney should, as his first official act, should pardon the kenyan for all crimes committed during his term.