Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 9, 2012, 3:25 p.m. EST by Proftrek
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More Treason: EEA follows NDAA http://multipolarfuture.com/?p=969
US Government Looking for Power to Revoke Citizenship without Charges
The following pieces of parallel legislation attack Americans’ civil liberties (what’s left of them): H.R. 3166 and S. 1698.
The Enemy Expatriation Act (we’ll call it the EEA for both House and Senate versions) will allow the federal government to strip Americans of their United States citizenship, without due process, for the vague accusation of “supporting” hostilities against the country.
EEA will permit federal authorities to treat Americans under the same protocol as foreign enemy combatants (as in Guantanamo).
Before addressing the bill, it is important to note that EEA would overturn the concept of popular sovereignty. As currently established, the United States government emerges “from the people.”
An American’s citizenship comes before, or a priori, the government’s right to even exist. This is why, historically, it has been so difficult for any American to lose his or her citizenship.
Until the latest round of post-constitutional legislation, one had to engage in “active hostilities,” in on-the-ground combat against the US, in a foreign army.
EEA seeks: “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.”
As already established in previous legislation, “supporting hostilities” can even include offering advice to a listed terrorist group (the list constantly changes) on how to engage the diplomatic community and get off that list!
As already established in previous legislation, “supporting hostilities” can even extend to a newspaper editorial in favor of, say, Hamas (which falls under illegal “non-material support.”)
EEA is indeed an abomination. The Sponsor of this bill is Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA). The current co-sponsors include: Jason Altmire (D-PA4); Robert Latta (R-OH5); and Frank Wolf (R-VA10).
Dent has proposed, and is proposing, similar legislation. Dent once introduced a resolution to issue a “certificate of loss of nationality” to Anwar al-Awlaki, an anti-government blogger who was never given due process and was killed in a drone strike (as was his 14-year-old son). Dent said al-Awlaki “preaches a culture of hate.”
One can only imagine how wide a net can be cast, by the neo-cons and demo-cons, into the American patriot community, by pointing to this subjective “a culture of hate.” Apparently, even strident bloggers can now lose their citizenship under EEA.
At present, Rep. Dent also wishes to beef up Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), providing it with more power (and more money) to conduct “chemical security training programs.” This FEMA bill – H.R. 916 – is just more Trojan Horse legislation. It takes normal corporate and industrial infrastructure and folds it into an anti-terrorist paradigm.
The House of Representative version, HR. 3166, has its parallel version coursing through the sclerotic veins of the Senate: S. 1698.
The sponsor of S. 1698 is Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT). Lieberman’s personal war on the US Constitution is well documented. He eagerly signs on to any police-state legislation; cheerleads undeclared wars; and engages in fear-mongering and Islamophobia.
Lieberman is still pushing Mubarak’s “Internet kill switch” for the United States. A tireless control freak, he even wants Google to provide a “Button” to “Flag” terrorist ideas on the Internet.
Preparing for the Final Takedown
Now, however, the political superclass is desperate. It wants everything ready – NDAA 2012, H.R. 3166, H.R. 916 – before a final takedown. These post-constitutional “laws,” which try to make the illegal legal, are defensive measures against a critical mass of Americans saying: “enough is enough, the lying, the thieving and the tyranny stop here.”
Thus, EEA seeks to return to the pre-modern, neo-feudal arrangement where the people are not citizens but rather subjects.
EEA is just another step towards martial law. Logically, martial law would come on the heels of a false-flag attack, say, in the Persian Gulf (a la Gulf of Tonkin, another manufactured event).
A “false-flag” attack is can also include nuclear or biological weapons (or a “chemical security” problem as defined in H.R. 916).
Indeed, the manner in which news stories appeared regarding stolen nukes and weaponized flu is suspicious.
The appearance of these stories fits the pattern of “announcing” to the public what is about to happen: After all, you’ve been properly warned.
Andrew Bosworth, Ph.D./ multipolarfuture.com
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