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Mr. President, words matter. Have we arrived at such a place of numb acceptance? That we have nothing to say when a President of the United States casually suggests that, those who choose not to stand or applaud his speech, are guilty of treason? I certainly hope not. One who level such a charge knows neither the meaning of treason, nor the power that the words of a President carry.
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If we are numb to such words, then we will surely regret that we failed to defend our colleagues in the Congress against such a vile remark. But our silence will also mark the day that we failed to recognize, that this conduct in an American president simply is not normal.
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I've seen the President's most ardent defenders use the now weary argument, that the President's comments were meant as a joke, just sarcasm. Only tongue in cheek. But treason is not a punchline, Mr. President.