But sometimes, it's happily ignored.
See, here's what I don't understand. It's been pointed out over and over again that the section of the country most likely to yell about "patriotism" also is the only one to have committed treason against the United States en masse. And now, the political party (not coincidentally based in that same region) which also was loudest about labeling activities, politicians, or speeches "anti-American" or "treasonous" is going around and putting secession on the table and implying "patriots" should shed the blood of the Obama administration. It's really hard for me to wrap my head around.
I want to say, incidentally, that I don't think any of these statements are "treason", since I don't believe that mere political advocacy alone is treasonous. In other words, there should be no prosecutions. It is true, though, that the advocacy if put into effect would be treasonous -- something, that incidentally, was not true of the instances where Democrats were accused of treason. It is not treason to successfully get the US to withdraw from Iraq (even "before the mission is done"); it is treason to attack a federal building to try and bring down the government.