The usual defintion of treason, as taken from M-W.com, is:
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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Main Entry: trea·son Pronunciation: 'trE-z&nFunction: nounEtymology: Middle English tresoun, from Old French traison, from Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over, betray -- more at TRAITOR1 : the betrayal of a trust : TREACHERY2 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family
Spencer Bachus, on the other hand, feels treason is telling a joke about army enrollment:
""I think it borders on treason," Bachus said. "In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country." "
It's so refreshing to meet an open mind, isn't it?
If we're gonna water down treason to telling a joke, I'd like to recommend we arrest Spencer Bachus himself - wasting time by calling Bill Maher treasonous while there's a war going on and many, many more important things to worry about certainly undermines the security of our country. Nero may have fiddled while Rome burned, but at least he got some practice in, whereas Spencer seems to just like the sound of his own insanity.
"You're either with us, or you're treasonous!" - the new slogan for Bachus' campaign. Also, "Humor need not apply." Or, perhaps, "Defintions? We don' need no stinkin' definitions!"