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Posted on 02/16/2006 8:09:01 AM PST by pickrell
Espionage (pron: es-pE-oh-naj) Etymology- from the French [Where else?] espionnage and espion spy.
The practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities- especially of a foreign government. The crime of spying on the Federal Government and/or transferring State secrets on behalf of a foreign country or power. (The other country need not be an enemy, so espionage may not be treason, which involves aiding the enemy.
Treason (pron: tree-zun)
Treason against the United States, in the legal definition, shall consist of: .. only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.. Treason requires overt acts, and includes the giving of government security secrets to other countries, even if friendly, when the information could harm United States security, and that of its citizens.
Sedition (pron: sed-i-shun)
The support of an enemy of the nation during a time of war, by speeches, publications, and organization. Since freedom of speech, press and assembly are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitutional Bill of Rights, sedition charges are rare, because Treason and espionage charges can be made for overt acts against the national security.
Enemy of the Nation (pron: New York Times)
Variously known as The Newspaper of Wreckage, Osamas Penpal, and the Socialist Gazette. A publication which takes advantage of the absolute protections written into the Constitution, to advocate the irrelevancy of the archaic Constitution in favor of a living Constitution, which shall be interpreted as extending whatever protections that a group of nine Supreme Court Judges decides are now bungi-law, based upon opinions that are currently popular with that body of readers who live by New York Times editorials. See also: circular reasoning, push polling, truth embargo, and outright lies.
Delivering information into the hands of a foreign power(pron: Freedom of the Pressgang)
In the age of the agit-prop war waged against the United States by a consortium of media, several definitions need a bit of exploration. The enemy of the United States may consist not of a foreign, sovereign government, but rather of a dispersed conspiracy of cells headed by self-defined religious leaders who collectively plan the destruction of the United States as a free country. As such, this enemy may not employ a highly organized central intelligence gathering organ, but rather must operate by, and respond to, the perceived items of opportunity which are delivered by the worlds television and press mechanisms.
In such an environment, delivering classified state secrets to a foreign powers secret police, necessarily gives way to the present method of delivering classified state secrets to the American media, who then, functioning as the main distribution outlet for anti-American ammunition, deliver those state secrets directly into the hands of the non-commissioned officers of the enemy- the suicide-bomb recruiters, the riot organizers, and the U.S. Democratic party.
Freeping what you sow (pron: Election day)
The act of a small but elite group of patriots to defy the power of a monopolistic information "distribution" industry, with the intent of exposing and recording for electoral posterity the actions of the media elitists, and certain elected representatives; e.g. their seditious, treasonous acts of espionage during the most arguably dangerous war that free men have ever faced. Also: The awards ceremony for the most supporting actors in a critical role, i.e. the assault upon the future of the nation. The best actor in a comedy role, Ted Kennedy, plotting to brand Newt Gingrich as fat. Best drama award: John Murtha shedding tears that he was being attacked, while delivering attacks upon currently war-engaged Marines. Most ruthless assault in a tragedy- the entire White House press corps, who years ago assailed Newt Gingrich for "politicizing a tragedy", (at his suggestion that moral weakness might have played a role in the Susan Smith drowning of her children), and yet currently suggest the delinquency of VP Cheney for not using the fallen body of his friend as a podium to address the rabid media.
Sedition (pron: sed-i-shun)
Former vice-president Al Gore called for an independent investigation of President George W Bush's domestic spying programme, contending the president "repeatedly and insistently" broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without court approval.
Making these egregious and mendacious remarks on foreign soil makes Algore both seditious and treasonous. Pleading insanity is his only hope.