WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and both houses of Congress, including Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, today introduced legislation to strip U.S. citizenship from people with terrorist ties.
The bill's chief sponsors -- Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn, and Scott Brown, R-Mass., Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Allentown, and Mr. Altmire -- said they had been working on the measure for weeks. But the momentum built with Saturday's failed Times Square bombing, allegedly perpetrated by American citizen Faisal Shahzad.
You can add John McCain's name to that list as well. Traitors to the spirit of America, in more ways than the terrorists that they wish to target are.
Treason is a strong charge. Just discussing this bill shouldn't be treason, I hear you saying. Yes, commentators talking about this bill are simply exercising free speech. However, the members of Congress that have proposed and advanced this bill are attempting to subvert the Constitution of the United States. They are proposing changing the requirements for citizenship, making it a revoke-able condition which the government, at it's sole discretion, can remove from a person. In their opinion, this would allow them to treat people suspected of terrorism in any manner they deem appropriate, embroidering on W's joke of an argument concerning "enemy combatants" and expanding it to include American citizens.
Frayed and damaged as our observance of the rules contained in the Constitution are, those government representatives have taken an oath to uphold it. We should judge them accordingly. They are terrorists themselves, all of them. Willing to inspire fear in the population in order to secure their next term in office. They believe that human rights are removable, a condition of citizenship of the US. They are attempting to not only justify their use of rendition, detainment and torture of foreign nationals (something we are rightly reviled for on the world stage) but they are attempting to apply this moral degeneracy to the portions US population that they deem to be "terrorists". Not only should they not be re-elected (but they probably will be) but they should be facing a firing squad, right alongside of Faisal Shahzad, for his act of treason.
That's why we don't need their new ridiculous fear-mongering law. Because we already have one. And I know traitors when I hear them speak. It's time that they be put on notice. Stop this farce, now. You have officially gone to far.