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The article discusses traitors, national security leaks in the U.S., the First Amendment to the nation's Constitution as of March 32014, focusing on the U.S. Espionage Act and criminal penalties for constitutional treason. The alleged whistleblowers Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are mentioned, along with prosecutions for criminal security leaks in America. Immunity is examined in relation to U.S. government employees and independent contractors. Freedom of speech rights are also assessed.