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Accuse someone of a crime and you can strip them of citizenship?!?!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/op...ml?ref=opinion
WTF are McCain & Lieberman thinking:

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To get around the inconvenient fact that Mr. Shahzad is a citizen, Mr. Lieberman is even calling for a law allowing Americans accused (not convicted) of unspecified crimes to be stripped of their citizenship and retroactively deprived of due process under the law.

This is not Mr. Lieberman’s first foray into this dark territory. He is co-author with Mr. McCain of a bill that would require that anyone arrested on any terrorism-related charge, including American citizens, be declared an enemy combatant and tried in a military court.
Seriously?? WTF good would that do? We might as well go live in Saudi Arabia - if they manage to pass this law, all it'll take is an accusation and POOF! Your no longer a citizen and no longer have any sort of basic rights. WTF!
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Innocent until proven guilty. There are a lot of parrallel between this and the other opinion piece you posted. Denying someone thier basic rights to show that we're "tough on terrorism." Ignoring due process completely. Ignoring the fact that these measures don't protect anybody. It must be an election year.
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