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.
Further reading: http://www.asil.org/insights091020.cfm
After reading what you said about the "ENEMY EXPATRIATION ACT" our elected officials want TOTAL CONTROL. And anyone that says anything they don't like will be put in jail without representation...that looks like us. We need to rid our government of all the trash that's in office. Haven't you noticed that the Parties are considering other people that do not have parents born in the USA. Since our elected officials SENATORS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM have not done anything about the FRAUD of PRESIDENT OBAMA, we need to make sure that they do not continue to be our elected officials. Now let's get serious, we have to put our feet down and rid our nation of all these TRAITORS. They are only in office to benefit themselves, not work for the United States citizens.
WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON? THIS IS OUR OWN GOVERNMENT THAT IS, ''IS'' TURNING ITS BACK ON 'AMERICA'......WE MUST STOP THIS, GET OBAMA & CO., CONGRESS, SENATE AND START ALL OVER AGAIN WITH A NEW GOVERNMENT....HOW MUCH MORE ARE ''WE THE PEOPLE'' GOING TO TAKE, WE MUST GET THE MILITARY ON THE STREETS AND TAKEOVER, THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO DO THIS....GET THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE, BEFORE ITS TOOOOOOOO LATE.
The military may be used against us. While the nation was sleeping, Obama has replaced most of the militaryubrass unfriendly to him. Panetta in charge of the military? WTF???
No it's not our government!! It's a bunch of communist/socialist who took over our government!!! If this passes, if it's not grounds for all out war, the nothing is!! I haven't a clue how to stop it!! I've written letters and emails through the years. I've made phone calls to no avail!! I know thousands of others have also, so if anyone has any ideas, short of war -- no body wants war, but we all want our country back, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IT IS!!!
When the Founders couldn't get an agreement on the Constitution, atheists , catholics, and all denominations, or independents, they spent days praying and God heard and guided, let's pray that He's listening now and will guide us on something to do. Remember, it's He who sets up kingdoms and takes them away, and it's He Who numbers every hair of our heads, and determines our heartbeats. CERTAINLY NOTHING IS TOO GREAT FOR OUT GOD!!!
Its a very sad day in America.
I was talking with a friend about the stripping of Our Rights all in the name of Terrorism and before that the War on Drugs. His comment was that he has lived in this country for nearly 50 years, and the only terrorists he met have had badges.
Badges or work in DC!!!
Thank you so much Twana for getting this posted here!! Every time I read something like this I get so angry. I try so hard to to keep my anger under control -- since it's hard to think straight if you let the anger over whelm you. But I'm to the point I find it hard to recognize our country anymore among all the stuff that they are not just trying to do to us, or what they have already done to us, but all the things they are going to do to us, because they can because they know we are all just waiting to try to get them out in the next election! They think we are all Idiots and Puppets!! I'm afraid we can't wait til the "next" election -- I'm afraid there's not going to be a "next" election. The courts are not going to be of much if any help! Most are bought and paid for!! We elected those in 2010 that we thought would be different, and listen to us "We the People", but look at how they've voted already! BHO can already have us detained w/o the right to counsel, charges, trial, anything -- now they want to be able to take our citizenship away from us!! Where do they deport us all too? They won't deport the illegals that are here, yet they want to make us illegal!! Anyone own an island? How about heavy equipment to build dump rock dirt and sand down the middle of the Rio Grande and build an Island? Solve 2 birds with one stone! We'd have our own country, and we could patrol "our border" , charge a fee to the Mexicans going to the US!! This Bill is GOING TOO FAR!!! I've stewed on this all day since I read it this morning! If it passes, and why wouldn't it, they've passed all the other crap, just one more thing to shove down our throats or up our A$$E$. (My apologies, as I don't usually go this far, but not removing what as I say as it comes from my heart!!! I think I might just go "POSTAL"!!! No offence to any Postal workers!
The president and congress know that true patriotic Americans, including citizens who have fought for America, are sick and tired of violations of Constitutional law they are committing. We are not only sick of their unconstitutional acts, we are sick and tired of their criminal treasonous acts against all American citizens. Because they can't overnight abolish the Constitution which protects paterotic citizens they intend to give themselves the power to remove individual citizens from their Constitution. Face it, this president and congress are a clear and present danger to our Constitution as well as every citizens Freedoms, Liberty and civil rights. Not only are they guilty of treason, they know very well they are guilty of treason, it was by their design. Knowing this it isn't hard to understand NDAA and a law to remove any American's citizenship. The president and congress are taking these steps to protect themselves from "We The People", they know we are not going to allow them to void the Constitution or our freedom. Writing this would be enough for this president and congress to , in their minds, end my life. It wouldn't matter that I am now and have always been a Legal, Loyal, dedicated patriot, with honor and morality who has served and bled for his country. As a matter of fact, because I posses Honor, Loyalty, morality, and I am a patriotic veteran who intends to keep his oath to our Constitution, I am considered by Obama, his administration and congress to be one of the biggest threats to our country. I may be a threat to them because they are guilty of committing criminal acts against our nation and its Constitution. I could never be a threat to my country, I will however be a threat to any government, including this government, when they themselves have declared war on our Constitution, our laws, and the American way of life. It is my duty as an American citizen. Obama, we are a nation of laws (not the laws you and the 111th 112th congress pass), Constitutional law, the highest law. Obama we are not a nation of you or any of your treasonous friends, laws not men, and believe me, you simply do not count as a citizen, a patriot or a man who knows Honor.
There are millions of Americans that will defend the Constitution of America and i can tell you a lot of people are tired of what Washington is doing and it is going to come to a head soon i think.