"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason."
by:
Sir John Harrington
(1561-1612) English courtier, wit, poet and satirist
Source:
Epigrams, Book iv. Ep. 5.
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Indeed.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Short and true.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    When the court clergy (dressed in their priestly robes - from local to Supreme Court) are tantamount to the malignant legislature and heavily armed and depraved executive, treason prosperith.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary-MI      
    Laws that attempt to abridge the Constitution are by definition "Treasonous".
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    can someone please explain this quote for me?
     -- xander, las vegas     
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    “TREASON. The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance; or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power.” (Daniel Webster, Black’s Law Dictionary) George Washington’s acts were considered by the U.K. king to be treason. Once the U.S.A. had become a nation, George Washington’s acts were no longer considered “treasonous” but rather, patriotic. Joe Biden's acts while Vice President were "treasonous", once in power as President "none dare call it treason".
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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