I read this hypothetical case somewhere but I don't have it in front of me so please forgive the sketchiness!:
It is the Vietnam War and the confrontation is at its worst! Mike Logan, a United States soldier in the War of TV Ratings (Just as bloody as the real Vietnam War), is on patrol duty with the rest of his platoon. Suddenly, out of nowhere, his platoon (from now on named the L&O platoon) is attacked by the enemy (Lets call them Wolfians). The Wolfians have the L&O platoon out maneuvered and pinned down. The L&O platoon will not surrender though and keeps on fighting. Nevertheless, the L&O platoon is defeated by the Wolfians. Only everyones hero, Mike Logan, survives the attack!!! He is taken prisoner and taken to a Wolfian concentration camp. During his imprisonment, the Wolfians begin to grill and bombard Mike with propaganda favorable to their cause, total worship to the leader of Mr. Wolf (creator of L&O). ANYWAY, Mike is completely bombarded by this material because the Wolfians plan to use him to teach other captured L&O soldiers that they are fighting on the wrong side and for the wrong reasons. Mike is not being hypnotized or any other form of brain control method. They are just giving him a "New" education in their beliefs. After some time, Mike finally gives in and actually starts believing the material being taught to him. As a result, after an extensive reeducation, Mike begins to try and reeducate his former L&O colleagues that the Wolf way is the right way! He converts some while pisses off others. Two of the captured prisoners who Mike tries to convert are Mike's Fan and Olga. Fortunately, before they are converted, the L&O army saves the people from the concentration camp and takes them home to the L&O States (Very similar to the United States - EXACT SAME LAWS). After time to recover from the ordeal, Mike's Fan and Olga bring charges against Mike for his treasonesss actions!!! DA Ben's girl takes the case. During the trial, it comes out that Mike was never drugged or physically tortured into believing the reeducation. He was just continually exposed to the information. Mike admits that he now still agrees with the Wolfian ideology! He dislikes the L&O ideology!!! The charges are treason which is punishable by death. The section on Treason used in this case is clearly defined in this Hypothetical as "any action which promotes and or leads to the the conversion of soldiers ideologies against the L&O states." You are the Jury, should Mike be convicted of Treason? In this court system, Juries do not need to be unanimous, MAJORITY rules! So it is up to you Net Forum users, you are the jury, is he guilty! Do not let your personal love of Mike Logan come into play. Just stick to the facts! *Napolean Note: I know this is no where close to the hypothetical I read, but I think its close enough and will at least make you think some. I know it is not as difficult as some of my earlier conundrums. ***Later note: As the NetForum and the New NetForum no longer exist, we are collecting opinions and ballots by email. Share here.