Treason punishable by death

Treason isn't always punishable by death. We have a number of people in jail right now serving sentences for treason. It depends on the damage done by the treasonous act... Did it lead to the death...

Treason occurred as a topic in public discourse—pamphlets, newspapers, public gatherings, and the like—as often as commentary on the progress of the war and the concern for soldiers, Blair says. “Let me remind you, going against the Constitution is treason. And, my friend, that is punishable by death,” says Watkins, emphasizing the last two words. Watkins continues, rejecting calls for peaceful dialogue and calling for action. “That’s how serious this is…We’re not playing around,” he says.