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[–] Internet_Refugee 11 points -9 points (+2|-11) ago 

Well it is treason..


[–] TheodoreKent [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Which part is treason? Are they actually trying to secede?


[–] 3873152? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't think so. I heard they supposedly declared war on the USA but that was one guy on 4chan.

Secession isn't treasonous, but warring against the Union is. That's partly why Lincoln waited for the Confederates to attack Fort Sumter, their only crimes until then were possibly stealing government property in military hardware.

article 3, section 3 of the United States Constitution reads:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.