I am not, nor have I ever been, a political person. I would prefer that you make your own political choices, and leave me to mine. I am sure we have common ground, and I am sure that there are fine points on which we differ, and that is fine with me. Our differences of opinion are what fuels new ideas and new directions, and for the longest time, this was one of the beauties of America. In America, we could disagree, and still be American. We would exercise our difference of opinion when we voted, and to some degree in how we chose to spend or invest our money.
New Bill Known As Enemy Expatriation Act Would Allow Government To Strip Citizenship Without Conviction
The new law would change a part of US Code 1481 which can be read in full here. Compare 3166 to 1481 and the change is small. The new section makes no reference to being convicted as it does in section (7). So even though the language of the NDAA has been revised to exclude American citizens, the US government merely has to strip Americans of their citizenship and the NDAA will apply. And they will be able to do so without convicting the accused in a court of law.
I hope I’m wrong, but it sounds to me like this is a loophole for indefinitely detaining Americans. Once again, you just have to be accused of supporting hostilities which could be defined any way the government sees fit. Then the government can strip your citizenship and apply the indefinite detention section of the NDAA without the benefit of a trial. This certainly must be questioned by American citizens. The way these defense obsessed Republicans think, our rights are always in danger of being taken away.