Trump’s actions are treasonous
Dale Oestmann’s letter to the editor in Friday’s Roundup categorized all of the Democratic candidates of treason for supposedly advocating for open borders, immigrant amnesty, and shredding the Second Amendment to our Constitution.
The definition of treason is “the crime of betraying one’s country by attempting to overthrow the government.” Nothing I have heard these candidates say is “attempting to overthrow our government.” What they are advocating for are changes to our laws and policies and they have this right whether you like their ideas or not.
What Mr. Oestmann doesn’t talk about is the fact that President Trump has publicly committed treason by supporting Russia (President Putin) and disparaging our CIA. It is an uncontestable fact that Russia interfered with our last presidential election to Trump’s benefit. This interference is clearly documented by the CIA and special prosecutor Mueller’s indictment of 16 Russian operatives. Yet President Trump says he has no reason not to believe Mr. Putin when he says they didn’t interfere. REALLY? President Trump sets our country’s national policy and siding with Russia on this matter over the CIA is clearly treasonous! Telling Putin not to do that again on television and laughing about it was an insult to the American people!
Dean Martinson, Payson