I didn't take up that point, because the word "treason" is obviously an overstatement. On the other side of the equation, liberals may just as easily deride oil companies as being "treasonous" because they stand to gain by our continued dependence on their product, and want nothing to do with true energy independence it it involves other forms of energy. I would never use the term "treason" simply to describe a viewpoint with which I disagree. Liberals and Conservatives alike are patriots. On that note, have a great weekend, all!