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					       Thought Question
• Is somebody who kills someone
  equally as guilty as the next person
  who kills someone?
• Do all people convicted of the same
  crime (murder) deserve the same
  punishment? Why or why not?
         Back to Treason
• Treason---–noun
• 1. the offense of acting to overthrow
  one's government or to harm or kill its
• 2. a violation of allegiance to one's
  sovereign or to one's state.
• 3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence;
  breach of faith; treachery.
       More about treason
• 1. Treason, or sedition, mean disloyalty or
  treachery to one's country or its government.
  Treason is any attempt to overthrow the
  government or impair the well-being of a state
  to which one owes allegiance; the crime of
  giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's
  government. Sedition is any act, writing,
  speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state
  authority, the government, or constitution, or
  calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite
  others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it
  does not amount to treason and therefore is not
  a capital offense.
      The U.S. Constitution
•   Preamble: Statement of Purpose
•   Article One: Legislative Power
•   Article Two: Executive Power
•   Article Three: Judicial Power
•   Article Four: States’ power/limits
•   Article Five: Amendments
•   Article Six: Federal Power
•   Article Seven: Ratification
•   Which article do you think treason is in?
      Treason in Article III
           Section III
• Section 3. Treason against the United States,
  shall consist only in levying war against them,
  or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid
  and comfort. No person shall be convicted of
  treason unless on the testimony of two
  witnesses to the same overt act, or on
  confession in open court.
• The Congress shall have power to declare the
  punishment of treason, but no attainder of
  treason shall work corruption of blood, or
  forfeiture except during the life of the person
Now for a local connection
• Let’s go back to San Diego in the
  1920’s, 1930’s, and 1940’s.
             Dale Maple
• Born on September 10, 1920.
• Graduated from San Diego Senior High
  School in 1937.
• Maple was eventually convicted of
  treason---your job is to figure out why,
  through reading the article about him,
  and answer the questions (in pairs) that
  will be handed out to you now.
   A few items before you
       read the article
• Philologist---1. the study of literary texts
   and of written records, the
   establishment of their authenticity and
   their original form, and the
   determination of their meaning.
2.     (esp. in older use) linguistics, esp.
   historical and comparative linguistics.
        Article Reading
• In pairs, read through the article
  answering and discussing your
  answers to the questions.
• Don’t rush to answer, talk through
  and discuss with your partner until
  you are both comfortable with the
  answer you are going with.

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