Friday, May 7, 2010

Deep Idiocy

Okay. This one is such an idiotic idea, just placing it in the Wall of Idiots section was too little.

Representative Charles Dent (R-PA) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) have proposed a plan to "revoke the citizenship of Americans who side with terrorists". (See here.)

Note: It doesn't say plan to prosecute Americans or try them. It's to revoke their citizenship.

Hell, even baby rapers and mass murderers, people who have poisoned their aging mothers, people who eaten their fellow man, have not had their citizenship revoked. They've had their voting rights revoked. They've had their property confiscated. But they have remained citizens.

Of course, there would have to be a "complete investigation" and "convincing evidence".

No. "The burden of proof would have to be on the State Department." I don't care. Citizenship is not something the government should be able to take away. When did we give our government ex cathedra power?

You! Over there! I don't like you. You don't deserve to be a citizen. You are hereby excommunicated from being an American.

Fox News is, of course, right there to help.

This is bad ju-ju. A reprehensibly stupid idea. In a similar (but nowhere near as egregious) show of governmental idiocy Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) slammed the FBI for Mirandizing Faisal Shahzad, an American citizen.

Is it not remarkable that those that claim to distrust Big Government are the very first to give that government Big Power?
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RNC Chairman Michael Steele
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John McCain
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