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May 5, 2010

Lieberman: Yank The Citizenship Of Those That Make War Against The US

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From Politico:

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) thinks he's found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them to Guantanamo.

Lieberman plans to introduce a bill that would amend a decades-old law aimed at yanking citizenship from U.S. citizens who fight for a foreign military.

"I'm now putting together legislation to amend that to [specify that] any individual American citizen who is found to be involved in a foreign terrorist organization, as defined by the Department of State, would be deprived of their citizenship rights," Lieberman said Tuesday.

Such a law would potentially cover terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born American citizen charged in connection with the attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square. He was apprehended Monday night at the city's John F. Kennedy airport after he boarded a flight to Dubai.

"If you have joined an enemy of the United States in attacking the United States and trying to kill Americans, I think you sacrifice your rights of citizenship," Lieberman said.

Makes sense to me. Commit treason against America and you should, at the very least, lose your citizenship. However, I like Howie's suggestion over at Java Report: (Yanking the citizenship of traitors) is all well and good, but can we not just hang them for treason and get it over with?

Posted by Richard at May 5, 2010 2:07 PM

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