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article imageEnemy Expatriation Act Could Strip Americans of Citizenship

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By Christine Mattice     Jan 16, 2012 in Politics
A new bill has been introduced in Congress that, if passed, would strip Americans of their citizenship for just supporting hostilities against the United States.
The Enemy Expatriation Act, or H.R. 3166, was introduced by Republican Representative Charles Dent of Pennsylvania. According to The People’s Voice:
The Enemy Expatriation Act is a short, yet dangerous bill. The purpose of the bill is to add ‘engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States' to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality.
The independent press is in an uproar over this bill, claiming it blatantly gives United States the authority to strip American citizens of their citizenship by just disagreeing with the government.
Alex Jones, of Infowars, writes:
The Enemy Expatriation Act (H.R. 3166; S. 1698)...is similar to the Nazi Factions Nuremberg laws where Adolf Hitler took away Germans citizenship based on race, blood types, and those against the Hitler regime.
Although people may say that Jones sees a government conspiracy under every bed, one wonders if he might be correct.
After all, on New Years’ Eve, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law despite public approval ratings as low as 2 percent .) (The NDAA gives the administration the right to indefinitely detain, without charges or trial, anyone it deems to be a terrorists threat.) But whether American citizens—who are guaranteed due process of law by their Bill of Rights—were included in the authority of the NDAA was not made absolutely clear.
The independent press fears that, if the Enemy Expatriation Act passes, the confusing language of the NDAA would be a moot point; for if Americans can easily be stripped of their citizenship rights, they would then fall under the NDAA.
Once again, the independent press is a bellwether for the possible dangers of such bills because their mainstream colleagues are ignoring it (just like they ignored the NDAA). Soon, however, the independent press may be involuntarily silenced by 2 more bills pending in Washington. .
Congress is currently considering the SOPA(Stop Internet Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), either of which could cause strict censorship of the Internet.
Is anyone else seeing a rapidly-escalating trend here?
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