My @Quora answer to What acts are considered treason? http://qr.ae/78Gszq
In general, Treason is defined as working against the interests of your nation.
More specifically, as an example, in the US Constitution it’s defined pretty specifically because during the Revolution the charge of treason was used a a kudgel to imprison anyone who dared even speak a word against the Crown, it’s representatives, or its actions.
Here’s one of those definitions:
U.S. Constitution, Article 3, Section 3
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.
Now, there was a little problem here because it wasn’t specifically called out that a Congresscritter violating thier legally binding Oath to protect Our Constitution is, in point of Fact, working against the Nation and could be used to adhere to the enemies of Our nation by giving them aid and comfort in protection from Our Laws. So in 1868 they added this bit to make it crystal clear the the Congressional Oath of Office was, in Fact, legally binding and that any who violated it should be thrown bodily from the Capitol.
U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment, Section 3
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
What this bit does is define Treason against the Constitution as a High Crime and mandates that any Public Official in the US who subverts, evades, or rebellion against Our Constitution be thrown from office and banned forever from service in any Public Office… whether they were elected or appointed.
Sadly for our bribed and treasonous Congresscritters and judges there is precisely zero wiggle room here. They are specifically bound by the Constitution and actions which attempt to “change” our Constitution without the use of the Constitutionally mandated Amendment Process and all its inherent protections, are comitting “insurrection or rebellion against the United States Constitution.”
Note carefully that they use an evasion in claiming “protected debate” to obfuscate the problem but if you ask any first year Corporate Law student, or any honest lawyer…
Vote = Action =/= Debate. (protected or otherwise)