1. betrayal of country: a violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, e.g. by aiding an enemy.
2. treachery: betrayal or disloyalty
3. act of betrayal: an act of betrayal or disloyalty
1. rebellion or incitement: actions or words intended to provoke or incite rebellion against government authority, or actual rebellion against government authority
Political dissent refers to any expression designed to convey dissatisfaction with or opposition to the policies of a governing body. Such expression may take forms from vocal disagreement to civil disobedience to the use of violence. Historically, repressive governments have sought to punish political dissent.
Did you notice that no matter how you slice Political Dissent, it amounts to Treason and/or Sedition? So exactly where is the line drawn between the three? How can you oppose ANY government action without committing either one? What acts constitute "rebellion" without crossing the line of "disloyalty" and violating your "allegiance" to your country? Interesting question that really must be answered before we start detaining Homegrown Domestic Terrorists indefinitely without trial wouldn't you say? Since the introduction of the Patriot Act, has the government given themselves the legal tools need to become more Repressive? By declaring the U.S. a "battleground" under the NDAA, have we declared War on our own Political Dissidents like the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street???
Needless to say, with the current Data Mining authorized by the PATRIOT Act, all posts will be monitored by the Department of Homeland Security. Be careful not only with WHAT you say, but HOW you say it--or you may find yourself under investigation for being a possible Domestic Terrorist threat.
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