Treason & Sedition



There was a time when foreign interference in our elections with the intent to disrupt our democracy was considered a vital threat to national security. Accordingly, any effort to conceal this type of crime or provide refuge was considered a treasonous act. In stark contrast, the republican congress of today is complicit in thwarting any investigation of Russian interference in our elections. These members of congress continuously cast dispersions, harbor the truth, and undermine the FBI to subvert justice. However, despite all the lies, rolling disclosures, recusals and obstruction, the Mueller investigation has revealed that members of the Trump campaign had a surprising number of undisclosed meetings with Russian operatives. These revelations have implicated nine Trump administration officials and led to four indictments, including the cooperation of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The subsequent testimonies confirm the Trump organizations long history of financial involvement with Russian mobsters, bankers and oligarchs, which would begin to explain Trumps refusal to release tax returns and his peculiar knack of financing such a dismal track-record of failures.

However, what the investigation also revealed is that just the whiff of collusion between Trump and Russia provided enough speculation of wrong-doing, that it compelled this president to commit obstruction. Which in turn, was the smoking gun that led prosecutors directly to the underlying crime of Trumps involvement in international Russian money laundering, which is precisely what the republican congress is hoping to conceal. By attempting to discredit Robert Mueller and undermine the FBI, the republican congress is conspiring against their own government. The question therefore, is no longer whether this president or the republican congress has any loyalty, dignity or honesty; it’s whether republican voters do.

Discussion6 Comments

  1. Dave Bognar

    Well said Mr Stevens. It is hard to comprehend how we have have become so complacent to, as you said, what would have just a few years ago been considered radically unpatriotic and even treasonous.

    • Jstevenmedia

      I suspect the public complacency to the political malfeasence is is the consequence of multiple factors. The least of which is apathy. As horrific as Donald Trump is, he is not the problem-his rise has simply revealed the greed, bigotry and hypocricy that has been festering in the Republican party for decades. I’d like to believe November 2018 will be a defining moment, however, it was the complacency and apathy which got us here in the first place.

  2. D. Mann

    Up is down, down is up: FAKE NEWS. It’s 1984 all over again. How will we ever reconnect with science, truth, and civil discourse? What role is religion playing in this farce? What would Jesus say about immigration?

    • Jstevenmedia

      Great point, and lets remember that Jesus was a brown skinned, liberal from the Middle east who didn’t speak english. He was a radical non-violent revolutionary who consorted with lepers and hookers and espoused anti-wealth, anti-capital punishment and anti-war beliefs.
      Interesting how the party of family values and the religious right conviently overlook all of this in support of a misogynistic, vulgarian with racist overtones.

  3. William E Smith

    I discovered your blog today, and have been enjoying reading it. I like the cut of your jib. One tiny quibble. In “Treason-Sedition”, you wrote “…continuously cast dispersions…” That’s a malapropism and I used to make it too. It’s “cast aspersions”.

    • Jstevenmedia

      Sorry for the delay, thank you for pointing out this oversight…. valuable tip.