Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Citizenship-stripping Joe

Head honcho of Israel Firsters Sen. Joe Lieberman, who never misses an opportunity to put the interests of Israel above America's, "is proposing a new law that could potentially strip Americans of their citizenship if they're involved with foreign terrorist organizations." So who, in Lieberman's proposed bill, has the power to strip Americans of their citizenships? The State Department. And who gets to designate groups as terrorist organizations? The same State Department.

So basically, with the bill that Lieberman is proposing, any American involved with an organization like Hamas, which is deemed a terrorist organization by the State Department even though its target has always been Israel and that it has not engaged in any terror acts against us, will have his citizenship stripped. Can one not see how unconstitutional this is?

If Joe Lieberman insists on ramming this down our throat, I propose adding a bill to strip citizenships off Americans who consistently put the interests of a foreign state above America's. Americans, like Joe Lieberman, who habitually supports Israel regardless of the harm that it causes us, shall lose their citizenships.

Instead of adding an unconstitutional law, may be we should just enforce the existing statute:
§ 1481. Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized citizen; voluntary action; burden of proof; presumptions

(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality—
(1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
(2) taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
(3) entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if
(A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States, or
(B) such persons serve as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer;

So how many Americans, who have served or are currently serving in the IDF, fall under the above mentioned categories? And how many of them have their citizenship stripped as a result of serving as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer in the IDF, swearing allegiance to Israel or has acquired the Israeli citizenship?

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