National Politics

Rand Paul's treasonous ad

I do not think the charge should ever be made lightly, but perhaps someone can tell me why this Rand Paul pitch featuring a rifle pointed at the head of the President of the United States should not be called treasonous?


The target audience for this ad banner are people who collect so-called assault rifles and have been stockpiling ammo for the last three years because they wrongly believe the government is going to confiscate their guns. The ad is completely based on a lie. There is no proposed “million rifle ban.” President Obama is not coming to take their guns. A sitting U.S. Senator should surely know this is false information. Rand Paul’s ad is clearly designed to instill paranoia and inspire violence.

That certainly fits the definition of treason.

Libby Spencer
Libby Spencer is a social media maven whose political commentary has been published on a wide variety of websites including a rather short lived guest blog at Fox News. She has been practicing her particular brand of punditry at the Detroit News Politics blog since April 2004.