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Spies, Traitors, Leaks, Betrayal: America's "Enemies Foreign & Domestic"
American Minute ^ | August 30, 2019 | Bill Federer

Posted on 09/04/2019 12:27:22 PM PDT by Perseverando

The oath of military enlistment states:

"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Who were some of the most famous "domestic" enemies?

In July of 1775, General Washington appointed Dr. Benjamin Church as the first surgeon general of the Continental Army.

Three months later, Washington discovered Dr. Benjamin Church had been spying for the British.

He wrote coded messages of the Continental Army's plans and leaked them to British officer, Major Crane .

When Dr. Church was exposed as the leaker, Washington informed the Continental Congress, October 5, 1775:

"I have now a painful tho' a Necessary Duty to perform respecting Doctor Church, Director General of the Hospital."

Another painful betrayal during the Revolution was that of Benedict Arnold.

Benedict Arnold was one of America's most popular leaders, renown for helping Ethan Allen capture Fort Ticonderoga in 1775.

Arnold fought courageously on Lake Champlain at the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776.

He fought in the Battle of Ridgefield, Connecticut and came to the rescue at the Siege of Fort Stanwix.

Benedict Arnold was considered the hero of the pivotal Battle of Saratoga in 1777, leading a daring flanking charge, though he disobeyed a direct order to do so.

Shot in the leg during the battle, his career was sidelined for a season.

For his courageous, patriotic service, Arnold was, at this time, even more popular than George Washington.

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Philadelphia was the largest city in America, with a population of 43,000.

The next biggest cities were:

New York City, with 25,000; Boston, with 16,000;

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TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; History; Military/Veterans; Religion
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; americanminute; benedictarnold; efad; foundingfathers; revolutionarywar; treason
Time for another great American history lesson from American Minute.
1 posted on 09/04/2019 12:27:22 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando
This is great, but needs updating.

Who were some of the most famous "domestic" enemies?

Comey, Brennan, Jarrett, Clinton, Strzok, Page, Mueller, Steele, Ohr, Simpson, Halper, Yates and many others.

2 posted on 09/04/2019 12:34:13 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“...and many others. “

Yeah!, very significant ‘others’: McCabe, Clapper, Holder, Lynch and of course VERY little doubt former President Obama.

3 posted on 09/04/2019 2:51:52 PM PDT by A strike (Import third world become third world)
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To: A strike

So many little time.

4 posted on 09/05/2019 6:39:15 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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