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Scott Brown: Traitors can’t be citizens
Boston Herald ^ | 10/13/11 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 10/13/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT by DFG

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is co-sponsoring a bill that would strip terrorists of their American citizenship if they are found guilty of conspiring against America after two accused homegrown terrorists were arrested in the Bay State.

Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland was arrested last month and charged in a complex plot to attack Washington, D.C., and Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury is set to go on trial this fall on charges he provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: brown; citizenship; ferdaus; traitor

1 posted on 10/13/2011 11:19:31 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

It’s a start. This might give Scott a boost.


2 posted on 10/13/2011 11:21:45 AM PDT by pallis
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To: DFG

Good sign, bad for Alawki if he wasn’t smithereens


3 posted on 10/13/2011 11:22:34 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: DFG

So then it would be okay for 0 to decide who is and who isn’t a terrorist?

Does this get 0 off the hook for okaying killing American citizens who are American citizens at the time of their death?


4 posted on 10/13/2011 11:23:02 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

They could apply terrorist to any citizen.


5 posted on 10/13/2011 11:24:08 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: DFG

I’d guess this law already exists.


6 posted on 10/13/2011 11:24:42 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: DFG

It is disgusting that this was not done decades ago. Good move Scott.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 11:25:01 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: pallis

Could it work with Jane Fonda?


8 posted on 10/13/2011 11:25:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: DFG

This is one of those things that sounds great at first but then after giving it some thought, should give you pause.


9 posted on 10/13/2011 11:25:23 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: DFG

I'm sorry, Senator. Could you repeat the question?

10 posted on 10/13/2011 11:25:35 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: DFG

Should have been done a long time ago.

Awlaki should have been stripped by the Courts (not the President who would be King), then bombed into oblivion as a foreign terrorist.

This Star Chamber stuff has no place in the United States.


11 posted on 10/13/2011 11:25:35 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: LMAO

Think about it, you have to convict them, they spend time in jail and when you want to deport them in 20 years - where do they go.


12 posted on 10/13/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: DFG

Get rid of birthright citizenship for illegals in the same bill.


13 posted on 10/13/2011 11:27:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

In the article it said you had to be found guilty of conspiring against the US.


14 posted on 10/13/2011 11:29:12 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I suppose it depends on what the meaning of

if they are found guilty of conspiring against America

is
15 posted on 10/13/2011 11:29:37 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama -> poster boy for Einstein's definition of insanity)
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To: DFG

Good idea.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 11:30:25 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: DFG

How many senators and congressman would be disqualified under this legislation? I can think of at least one from Arizona who thinks he is the congressman from Mexico.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 11:32:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: stylin19a
if they are found guilty of conspiring against America

Obama Inc. fits that description.
18 posted on 10/13/2011 11:32:24 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: pallis

And when Free Republic is declared a terrorist-supporting organization?


19 posted on 10/13/2011 11:32:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: DFG

I understand the reasoning, but I think this law is very dangerous.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 11:34:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pallis

Meanwhile Occupy Boston held a rally for Mehanna


21 posted on 10/13/2011 11:36:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: PapaBear3625

As of right now, they don’t have to declare anything before using a Hellfire missile on an American citizen.

I’d rather have the Courts decide (where the American people can have their say) instead of the King President and his Star Chamber.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 11:37:55 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: DFG

If they are guilty of conspiring against America, they should be hanged as traitors.

As far as citizenship goes, it has been proven that traitors can be obtain it by posting a .pdf file on the internet. Oh yes, and by screaming “racism” whenever anyone asks to see it.


23 posted on 10/13/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT by wendell
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To: DFG

Make it include politicians.


24 posted on 10/13/2011 11:44:12 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: Raider Sam

Conspiring? Hmmm, covers a lot of territory seems to me. This is what thousands think about 0 and cult.

Well it wouldn’t be hard to accuse citizens of this. They’ve already accused TPers of being terrorists just for protesting high taxes.

See what’s coming people? All they would have to do is catch the guy and convict in court, then kill hum. This seems like an unnecessary law. IMO


25 posted on 10/13/2011 11:45:41 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: DFG

So, as soon as FreeRepublic is considered to be conspiring against the US hosting a thread about how to overturn ObamaCare we’re all terrorists? No, thanks.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 11:56:41 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: DFG

Let’s make it double damn illegal. I Do believe that a law is already on the books that does this.


28 posted on 10/13/2011 11:56:47 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: DFG

I don’t like this idea.
It gives government too much power.


29 posted on 10/13/2011 11:58:13 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: DFG

This might be the first good thing Scott Brown has done since casting the deciding vote against the DREAM Act.


30 posted on 10/13/2011 12:06:58 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: DFG
>>if they are found guilty of conspiring against America<<

That would be a step backward for this administration and some here on FR. They had Al Awlaki killed before he was even indicted. No “found guilty” involved.

31 posted on 10/13/2011 12:10:47 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Vigilanteman
"I can think of at least one from Arizona who thinks he is the congressman from Mexico."

In reality that is exactly what he is.

32 posted on 10/13/2011 1:14:23 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: DFG
Won't fly: statutes don't trump the Constitution and the Constitution is the only thing that says who a citizen is. And it shouldn't fly: the downside is 'way more dangerous than the upside is good.

Besides, execution pretty much takes care of citizenship, anyway.

33 posted on 10/13/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by Grut
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To: SpaceBar
"Obama Inc. fits that description."

Yeah, but you fit that description according to Obama Inc...

34 posted on 10/13/2011 1:32:58 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: DFG

Sounds good. Will it retroactively apply to Sen. Kerry?


35 posted on 10/13/2011 2:33:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Even if they accuse everyone, they would have to be found guilty in a trial.


36 posted on 10/13/2011 4:32:51 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

A jury of commies.


37 posted on 10/13/2011 5:06:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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