Chuck Baldwin: First NDAA; Now Enemy Expatriation Act

Article by Chuck Baldwin, 2008 Constitution Party Presidential candidate, posted at ChuckBaldwinLive:

On the heels of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” comes another draconian bill designed to give the federal government the power to turn American citizens into enemies of the state for virtually any reason it deems necessary. Stephen D. Foster, Jr. has the story.

“Congress is considering HR 3166 and S. 1698 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act, sponsored by Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Charles Dent (R-PA). This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being ‘hostile’ against the United States. In other words, you can be stripped of your nationality for ‘engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.’ Legally, the term ‘hostilities’ means any conflict subject to the laws of war but considering the fact that the War on Terror is a little ambiguous and encompassing, any action could be labeled as supporting terrorism.”

Foster goes on to say, “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.”

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7 thoughts on “Chuck Baldwin: First NDAA; Now Enemy Expatriation Act

  1. NewFederalist

    I wonder how Pastor Baldwin’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Montana as a Republican is going?

  2. Alaska Constitution Party

    Alaska Constitution Party
    The Alaska Constitution Party calls upon the Alaska Legislature and Governor to repudiate the unlawful and treasonous acts of the federal Congress and President. Specifically, we call upon Alaska lawmakers to nullify the provisions contained within the National Defense Authorization Act which essentially attempts to negate our inalienable rights delineated in the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution. The NDAA allows for U.S. citizens to be detained, held, tortured and even executed without recourse. This is unacceptable to all free citizens and to those who love our legacy of liberty. Your silence at this time will rightly be viewed as complicity in the death of our Republic and the rule of law.

  3. cyberpolice9000

    I just wanted to point out to you that once the government tries to *use* NDAA, it will go to the Supreme Court.

    Also, don’t worry about the EEA; it’s a revision of a bill from last year containing several conditions for which Americans can lose their nationality. The catch is that in order to lose one’s nationality (as confirmed by the Supreme Court), one must show intent to lose his/her nationality. Even in the bill that EEA revises, the person has to voluntarily want to relinquish nationality, you can send a letter to the courts saying that you don’t want to lose your citizenship, and you won’t.

  4. NewFederalist

    #5 above… if indefinite detention means that once a person has been detained without habeas corpus or even access to an attorney or a way to let anyone know they have been “detained”, just how would a case be developed? If no one knows where you are what would be the next step?

  5. Politicalpony

    NewFederalist makes a very good point. Thats the question I would be asking. Make no mistake they are conducting a war from 4 sides not 3. There is no room for retreat. They will do with you what they please.

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