"I must own, I know not what Treason is,
if sapping and betraying the liberties
of a people be not treason,
in the eternal and original Nature of Things."
John Trenchard (1662-1723) & Thomas Gordon (169?-1750)
Reflections upon Libelling, June 10, 1721. Ref: Cato's Letters; or Essays on liberty, pg 249. (1737)