Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

The United States Code 18 U.S.C. ß 2381 states: "whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, ...adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason."

In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent to lawful authority.

To correct the impression of treason or sedition projected by Ed McAteer's "Special to The Star", an acceptable Mea Culpa could be: Publicly acknowledging and accepting the error of their misconceptions.

Or, you can all talk to the U.S. Justice Department.

John M. Comer, DD

Port Saint Joe, Florida

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