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Amend (extend) and Reintroduce High Treason

Comment 15th March 2013

The Treason Felony Act 1848 is a law which protects the Queen and the Crown, My idea is to extend it to effectively reintroduce high treason, (without death penalty).

High Treason covers some of the more serious acts of betrayal of one's sovereign or nation.

To my veiw, many betrayals of the nation are handled as "petty crimes", recent examples have been cases of embezzelement by various level officials of taxpayers money and other misuses of power/authority granted to individuals who 'serve' the public or nation.

Police officers, civil servants and ministers, those people who are paid by the nation to serve the nation and are entrusted with powers, should be charged if found guilty of betraying the nation by thier actions.

Why does this matter?

Humans are 'human' mistakes are made, but sometimes crimes are commited because the penalties are no longer feared, currently embezelment of taxpayers money is 'fraud' 'theft' instead of 'betrayal', amendment to the Treason felony act to partially ressurect High Treason laws will add great weight to the penalties for misdeeds by those serving the nation and may be one of the key ways to prevent future misconduct.


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