Unbelievably, or, perhaps in the fashion of presenting treasonous legislation this year, the Enemy Expatriation Act (HR 3166 and S. 1698) has been sponsored by Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Charles Dent (R-PA). It just goes to show that a party or label can never define what a person will actually do in office.
This bill gives the United States government the power to take away American’s citizenship if that person is considered to be “hostile” against the United States. It changes the verbiage in U.S. Code 1481. If you “compare 3166 to 1481 and the change is small. The new section makes no reference to being convicted as it does in section (7).” No conviction means no opportunity to be proven guilty and have innocence beforehand. It also means no due-process and no chance to attempt to fight back using the “court of law”.
So, even though there is “revised” language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is supposed to exclude American citizens from being detained indefinitely without due-process, the passage of the Enemy Expatriation Act gives the United States government the ability to just strip away your citizenship if you are considered “hostile”. And then you can be treated like someone who is not a citizen – with no opportunity for redress, with no conviction using the court of “law”, and with NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Sound like a band-aid? Sound like a loop-hole? Sound like bad news for freedom of speech and freedom to assemble?
Yes – you can be stripped of your citizenship for “engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States”. Well, what is a hostility? Is it being a member of the Tea Party? Someone who participates in the Occupy Wall Street movement? Someone who invests in lead, silver, and gold? A person running for Congress as a Constitutionalist? You see, the devil lies in the definition of “hostility” – because who is defining it other than the people in charge of enforcing the law? And that can be really bad for liberty when you are trying to make positive changes in government.
It is almost like they are planning on a lot of people being REALLY MAD at the U.S. government. I wonder why? Could it be that a lot of people are angry? Could it be that there are some very bad things going on inside of the U.S. government? Could it be that the American people have been sold out by many of their ‘representatives’ and that these politicians are scared that the American people are going to be hostile to them because they sold us out?
I wonder if words are considered hostile? I sure hope so, and I hope that this gets to the powers that be – I AM NOT THE ENEMY AND IF YOU EVER, EVER TAKE ME AWAY FOR SPEAKING OUT WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG, I WILL MAKE SURE THERE IS HELL TO PAY. I am not the enemy. And my fellow Americans are not the enemies – the enemies are those who call us liberty-loving, constitution-waving, gun-carrying, heirloom-seed storing people dangerous. We are just fulfilling our duty to hold our representatives feet to the fire.
We are fighting back. We are winning. The reason is that WE ARE NOT THE ENEMIES, we are seekers of truth and people who are willing to stand up for our God-given rights. Carry on!
Read the creation of our leadership in D.C. here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s112-1698