H.R. 1366: The Enemy Expatriation Act

It just fucking gets better and better, doesn’t it? This is my favorite part of the article:

How would this affect common, everyday Americans? In more ways than you think when you consider, if we are at war, everything a citizen does is subject to the laws of war. We already face the fact that many in Washington consider paying by cash to be a form of terrorism. Being a Muslim automatically puts you into a suspect category. What happens if a law enforcement official decides you look Muslim and you’re reading whatever they have deemed to be questionable literature? The government could classify anything from Noam Chomsky to the Qur’an to Ayn Rand as subversive. Read it during a time of war, which we seem to always be in, and a citizen is placing themselves in a precarious situation.

I’ve been saying it for a while now: this country is fucked.

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3 thoughts on “Uh-oh.

  1. “A paranoid man is a man who knows a little about what’s going on” – William S Burroughs.
    I see that this bill was sponsored(?) by a Republican congressman. Is it gathering much support from Democrats?

  2. Okay, so the United States might be fucked-and I truly believe this as much as I believe it will one day be against the law to own a copy of The United States Constitution (I happen to have one of those little books one gets from time to time and carry it with me everywhere)-but dang it. I am enjoying “The Fountainhead” and am glad I saw the movie recently.

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