Exclusive: Treason – How did our Founding Fathers Define it?

by DAVE GAUBATZ January 15, 2009

treason (n):  

1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its    sovereign.
2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.  

“The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, 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.”
If the Founding Fathers of our Constitution were alive today, would they believe there are currently U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens residing in America who are guilty of treason? What would they opine as legitimate examples of treasonous activities? Did they really mean the punishment for treason should be the death penalty (after being found guilty in a court of law)?
Is the U.S. currently at war? Most would agree our country is at war in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in a much broader sense we are at war against Islamic terrorist organizations who have openly called for our destruction; as they have called for the demise of Israel.
I ask readers to forget political correctness and review the following six examples of statements/actions currently being made in the U.S. Answer them first as though you were in the year 1999. Then go forward to September 11th, 2001. Then imagine we had a terrorist event in January 2009, four major attacks in March 2009, and then 10 simultaneous events on July 4th, 2009. Does your answer change as to which statements you would consider treasonous? Did our “Founding Fathers” intend for there to be different answers for different times in our history? Did they intend for the answer to always be the same? Did they truly intend for people who commit treason to be held accountable for their actions?
The following is from intelligence that field researchers have obtained from Islamic scholars and imams in the U.S. during the last year:
Example #1:It is vital that the Muslim mujahedeen do not mistake the enemy and think this is a war against a nation or leader. Although the struggle may present leaders and nations to distract and ensnare the Islamic forces, it is Jihad – under orders from Allah and His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It is a Jihad against the usurious banking entity. Thus it is a struggle that can be waged not just on one terrain, or under one Amir, but it is Jihad that will be characterized by fighting wherever the enemy's forces exist. The enemy is not merely a personnel but a method, a deen, with its Temples, the banks; with its holy places, the Stock Exchanges of the world; and its false scriptures, the data-banks of figures, these magical millions and billions that hold the world's poor to ransom for the sake of a small elite of kafir power brokers, their core Jewish, their allies the lawless Christians. It is with these that war must be waged. One thing is certain- if the kuffar accept us and approve of us and claim they can live alongside of us, then we have lost our Islam. No one has yet contemplated the impact of one destroyed Stock Exchange or Central Bank Archive.”
Author’s note:  This Islamic jihadist manual (The sign of the sword) was first printed in 1984. It is a step by step manual on how to destroy America and Israel. The manual is currently being distributed throughout the U.S. and available in several Islamic Centers. I obtained a copy in Falls Church, VA. It is no coincidence the World Trade Center was the target of the jihadists in 1992 and 2001.
Example #2:
Jihad is Undertaken Against Three Groups
Ibn Iuzayy says in his Qawanin:
There are three categories:
1. The kuffar.
2. Rebels.
3. Brigands.
As to the kuffar, all types of them should be fought. But all are in agreement that women, boys, hermits and decrepit old men should not be killed unless it is feared they will be a source of danger and intrigues. The insane, the blind, and the chronically ill should not be killed unless the latter two plan intrigue. Khalil in the Mukhtasar says: Kill them ...except women, unless they engaged in the fighting, boys, the insane, the decrepit, old men, the chronically ill, the blind, and monks secluded in monasteries or hermitages provided they do not conspire, and (if not killed) only the bare minimum of provisions should be left for them.”
Author’s note:  This is also from the above manual as described in example #1. Islamic scholars will say this is taken out of context, but to an 18-year-old Muslim trying to understand his/her religion; statements such as this being distributed in 2009 are dangerous.
Example #3: “The objective of Islamic Jihad is to put an end to the dominance of the un-Islamic systems of government and replace them with Islamic rule, Islam intends to bring about this revolution not in one country or in a few countries but in the entire world.”
Author’s note: Imams from locations such as Blacksburg, Virginia, Dallas, Texas, Tampa, Florida, and San Francisco, California, distribute violent material by Abul Mawdudi (founder of the Islamic terrorist organization Jamaat-e-Islami/JI). Several Islamic leaders have informed our researchers in order to be a ‘true Muslim’ one must adhere to the works of Mawdudi.
Example #4: Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Brooklyn, NY, currently distributes his prior lectures on DVD and tapes. Wahhaj has stated the U.S. Government is the most evil government on the place of the earth. Wahhaj has stated it is important to get the gang members off the streets, teach them Islam, and then give them UZIs and send them back to the streets, because they are strong.
Author’s note: Wahhaj was trained in Saudi Arabia, is praised by such organizations as the Council for American and Islamic Relations (CAIR), and numerous imams throughout the U.S. His violent lectures are available throughout the U.S. Wahhaj also supports countries such as Sudan who are the closest country to establishing Sharia law under an Islamic nation. One need only study the cruelties against innocent people being conducted in Sudan to fully understand what Wahhaj and his supporters want for America.
Example #5: “If you discover that the racist, fascist criminal police or racist, fascist, criminal FBI agents are searching for you, for the alleged murder or wounding of a racist, fascist criminal police officer or a racist, fascist, criminal FBI agent in self-defense, you should go underground and eventually leave the country. The racist, fascist, criminal police and the racist, fascist, criminal FBI agents will fabricate a case against you because you are a Muslim of Arab ethnicity, a person of Color or an anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist Caucasian activist.”
Author’s note: This is a paragraph from an 81-page manual distributed next door to Imam Wahhaj’s mosque, Brooklyn, NY. It is full of racist and violent statements which can and likely has resulted in violence against non Muslims and Muslims who do not adhere to the same ideology as Wahhaj and dozens of other imams throughout the U.S.
Example #6: Islamic scholar Ahmad Sakr lectures at Islamic schools throughout the U.S. He informs young Muslims to follow only Sharia law, not the U.S. Constitution. He further advises all Congressmen will go to hell.
Author’s note: I encourage everyone to obtain a copy of Ahmad Sakr’s lecture titled, “Sharia law for the Youth.” After reviewing one will understand why there are Muslim youth in America calling for Jews to “go back to the ovens.”
I speak to hundreds of concerned citizens about the threats our nation is currently facing. They no longer want to fear for their safety. They do not want to see demonstrators in our streets by people (many non-citizens) who are supporting an Islamic terrorist organization. Do we also allow terrorist supporters to disrupt our lives by lining the streets praising al Qaeda and calling for the death to our brave American troops, as they have called for the death for the Jewish people of Israel?  Did our Founding Fathers intend for citizens or non-citizens to call for an overthrow of our government?
In a time of war when American and Israel are fighting people who are so filled with hate that their leaders call for the death of all non-Muslims, we as Americans must begin evaluating how our Founding Fathers would have aligned themselves during our turbulent period of history.
America and our Israeli friends have a long road ahead of us because Islamists and their supporters are being allowed to roam freely throughout the streets of America. Right now, Americans are silently asking our politicians and law enforcement to protect America. I say silently because the majority of Americans are kept silent by most media organizations. It is my professional opinion if America suffers another tragic event such as the events of 9/11, there will be groups of Americans who will step forward and protect America and our children. I pray for all Americans and our country this never happens, but Americans have always fought enemies who threaten their existence.
President George W. Bush said, “You’re either with us or you are against us.” I would add that if you are actively against us (America) and giving aid (by pen, tongue, or hand) to our enemies (terrorist organizations) you are committing an act of treason. In the end, the people of America will determine what treason is and what is not.
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Dave Gaubatz spent 20 years as an active duty USAF (Special Agent/OSI), 3.5 years as a civilian 1811 Federal Agent, trained by the U.S. State Department in Arabic, and was the first U.S. Federal Agent to enter Iraq in 2003. He is also a counterterrorism counterintelligence officer. Gaubatz currently owns "Wahhabi CT Publications" and conducts CT Research on behalf of high profile non-profit organizations. His website is here, and he can be reached at davegaubatz@gmail.com.

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