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- Feb 6, 2010
To me the poll question was Brown a traitor to the US, and in my opinion I have not seen any evidence that he intended to wage war against the government of his country..If slaves were simply property then at most to me his crimes involved a widespread conspiracy of armed robbery along with other crimes committed in the course of that..Whether or not slavery was the underpinning of Southern soceity does not determine whether or not it was a treasonus act, as using that logic then it can't be said that he was treasonus to free states..
Under his original plan, it's absolutely certain that the federal government would have come against him, and he would have waged war against them in return. Under the plan that he finally executed, it's hard to say what he really had in mind, but nevertheless he attacked a federal installation. So treason works for me in both cases.