Senate bill authorizes federal government to revoke citizenship of the American people!

by Doug Book,  staff writer

A bill has been introduced in the United States Senate which will authorize the federal government to revoke the citizenship, creating practical expatriates, of American citizens.

Introduced by Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman and Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, S 1698, the “Enemy Expatriation Act,” is a simple, 2 page document which offers apparently innocent amendments and additions to existing federal legislation. (1)

That legislation, known as Title 8, “…outlines the role of aliens and nationality in the U.S. Code.” And it is just one small piece of this massive and complex law which the Enemy Expatriation Act seeks to modify, that being Section 349, the means by which “a person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality…,” that is, his citizenship. (2)

Though there is currently little contained in Section 349 which would alarm any American citizen, one phrase added to the legislation by the “Enemy Expatriation Act” would change everything. For it states that anyone voluntarily engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States” will lose his “nationality.” And nationality means citizenship! (1)

To be sure, most of us would be in favor of revoking American citizenship if it has been improperly, perhaps surreptitiously attained by Muslim terrorists who have entered the United States only to commit acts of violence and murder.

But it’s necessary to remember who we are dealing with in Washington, DC. To Janet Napolitano and her Department of Homeland Security, it is Libertarians, soldiers returning from combat, gun owners, militia members, devout believers in the Constitution and those who loudly mistrust and criticize the federal government who are the true threats of “engaging in hostilities against the United States.” Perhaps not coincidentally it is also members of these groups who are the most vocal critics of the Obama Administration!

And as the Obama Regime considers each of these individuals a potential domestic terrorist, how long will it be until a member of one of these “highly suspect” groups is conveniently accused of “materially supporting hostilities against the United States?”

Much of this language should sound quite familiar, for it is taken directly from the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.  There was great concern surrounding the authority given the President by this law to imprison American citizens without trial or charge if he should consider them enemies who present a danger to the United States and its people. And just as the President is granted that authority by the NDAA, should the Enemy Expatriation Act pass both the House and Senate, he will ALSO have the authority to revoke their citizenship.  (3)

Isn’t it odd that, no so long ago, the left was adamant about GRANTING to Muslim terrorists in Guantanamo the rights of American citizens—rights to a lawyer, Miranda rights of silence and the right to a speedy trial before a jury! Yet with the signing into law of senate bill 1698, those same rights, indeed American citizenship itself could be revoked from any one of “We the people!”

The election is only months away. Regardless who wins it, the “legal” destruction of our natural rights as citizens of the United States by Barack Hussein Obama or any other president must NOT be permitted.

Use this site to contact your Congressional Representative:

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

 To read more use these links: (1) http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s112-1698   

                                                        (2)http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001481—-000-.html

                                                        (3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2012

 Further reading: http://www.asil.org/insights091020.cfm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_8_of_the_United_States_Code

http://news.findlaw.com/wp/docs/terrorism/sjres23.es.html

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00002385—-000-.html

http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html

http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_781.html

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6 thoughts on “Senate bill authorizes federal government to revoke citizenship of the American people!”

  1. Doug, ill-defined targets and limitations on the application of these proposals is what makes them so unacceptably dangerous to First and Second Amendment rights of U.S. Citizens…Had the jackasses in Congress limited their exposure under these proposals to "foreign nationals", and I mean any and all foreign nationals; so as to remove even the least blush of the politically incorrect term "profiling", I don't believe too many Americans would have major heart-burn over this proposed change.
    But when it is spelled out, in black and white that ANYONE, even a person who is a United States "national", who is found to be engaging in acts of sedition or treason against America, can have their citizenship revoked, this bodes ill for anyone of us gutsy enough to harshly criticize our own government.
    Speaking of "our own government"…what about the seditious and treasonous activities which have taken place under both the domed capitol building and the White House roof?
    It certainly would be interesting to see if this law applied equally to all elected officials wouldn't it ?
    Another fine article my friend. P.S.. have tried to send articles to you re; Fast and Furious, and the other Gun-running operation, Operation "White Gun" which was begun at the same time as Fast and Furious and was administered by the same individuals who oversaw "F&F"; but none of the e-mails have gone through. Have you changed your e-mail address? For a quick overview of "Whit Gun" go to: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld or :www.reason.com

    1. Hi Jo,

      Nope. Same email address.

      By the way, on Tuesday, CiR will be carrying a piece I've done on White Gun. Sort of a "different" take, but I think you'll like it.
      And you've hit it right on the nose. This senate bill could have EASILY said only "naturalized" citizens would be effected, not natural (born to 2 American citizen parents) citizens. But they DIDN'T did they. And you can bet that was on friggin' purpose. These guys are nearly all attorneys and made their living being VERY careful with words.

      If you're interested, I found another sweet little gimmick in the EEA language. The necessity of being found guilty by a court martial or regular court before our citizenship is threatened has been done away with. And all by simply removing a PERIOD AT THE END OF A SENTENCE AND REPLACING IT WITH "OR" in the brief, disjointed list of additions and deletions which makes up the EEA bill!!! Anyone not paying the closest attention would never notice it, never pick up on it!!!! How bout that for sneaky as heck! These people are diabolical!

      Doug

      1. Doug, I can now tell you why you haven't received those e-mails. I had listed your e-mail as "dugpuppy", not dugpupy !!! Dang !!
        Ah well, I'll relocate them and send them on!
        I will look forward to your "White Gun" article!
        warm regards, Jo

  2. Some of the language near the end of this article tends to suggest that we get our rights by being or posessing one or another nationality or citizenship. I refer those who are of such a mind-set that our rights, as discussed in the Declaration, and further exposed in the first ten amendments to The Constitution, are God-given, not attained by such nationality or citizenship. We make a subtle mistake, but of great import, when we ascribe the source our natural, God-given rights to any source but God.

    1. The "natural rights" referred to are indeed "God given" rights. They can neither be "guaranteed" by the Constitution nor taken away by man, except by tyranny and at the point of a gun. This was the point of view of the Founders and I believe they were right.
      Of course today's politicians believe ONLY in the power and authority of the state. All rights come from the state, all power is owned by the state and anyone who disagrees is an enemy of the state.

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