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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On the Need for Treason Trials

By Nicholas Stix

Actually, I think the problem is that ever since the 1960s, assassins have been killing the wrong people.

And nowadays, if any treason trials are held, I’m afraid that the patriots will be in the dock—Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, and yours truly.

At VDARE.

1 comment:

David In TN said...

I mentioned the book "Aid and Comfort" concerning whether Jane Fonda's 1972 actions in North Vietnam deserved a treason trial in another thread. I'll continue here now that I;ve finished the book.

Henry Mark Holzer concluded Jane Fonda should have been indicted for treason based on WW II precedents. Holzer insisted that lack of a declaration of war didn't matter.

There was a little-noticed congressional investigation in 1972 by the House's Internal Security Committee. Fonda was handled with (light) kid gloves. She was asked to come before them, but Leonard Weinglass told them to take a jump.

Had Fonda been indicted, the trial would have been in the federal Eastern District of New York. The first place she landed after returning from North Vietnam was JFK Airport in Long Island.

The U.S. Justice Department of Justice was afraid Fonda would "make a monkey out of us."

Holzer wrote: "What our government feared was being made to look stupid by the likes of Jane Fonda and the rabble-rousing counsel whom she doubtless would have employed. The government of the United States feared losing the case before a jury."