They are so much more lenient today, which you would think it would be the opposite. I remember when my brother went into the military and he went AWOL. My dad was called and was told he needed to get his son back to the base. My dad said that in his time in the military anyone going AWOL would have been shot. Not that he wanted his son shot, but he was surprised he got a phone call to take care of the situation. I would think that if you are in the military you should be your own man and own up to whatever decisions you make and suffer any consequences.
I'm just talking about being AWOL. Not treason. Come on...treason is jeopardizing the whole country.
From Michael Berg:
Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."