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America, You Can't Secede...Because We're Exiling You!

Politics / US Politics Nov 23, 2012 - 07:35 AM GMT

By: Jeff_Berwick

Politics

Once again we come to you as the humble messenger and past predictor of today’s major issues!

On January 20th of this year we penned an article entitled, “Forced Expatriation Coming to the USSA”.  In it we stated, “We can clearly see that the United Soviet States of America is putting in place the necessary tools to be able to strip whoever it likes of the so-called 'privilege' of being a US citizen.”  And, yet again, it looks as though it is coming to pass.


With the massive influx of personal petitions to secede from the USSA, many right wing thought leaders have lashed out and are now petitioning for a process wherein anyone who signs a petition to secede is stripped of their US citizenship and deported.

The founder of RedState, the leading conservative blog for “right of center” immoral online activists, Erick Erickson filed the petition and stated "We here at RedState are American citizens (slaves). We have no plans to secede from the union,” he wrote. “If you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you."

He states that to call for secession is an act of treason and should any elected official propose such a measure, he or she should be tried for treason and summarily removed from office.

He goes on to state, "Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported."

Thomas Jefferson would spew his coffee across his dining room table if he heard that from a so-called “patriot."  Jefferson stated in his first inaugural address in 1801, “If there be any among us who wish to dissolve this union, let them stand undisturbed of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.”

Even fascist, genocidal murderer, Abraham Lincoln stated in 1848, “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable,-- most sacred right--a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the teritory as they inhabit.”

Of course, a little less than ¼ score and 7 years later he rained down terror on the South for trying to secede… not to “free the slaves” as Steven Spielberg would like you to believe.  Anyone questioning that just needs to listen to Abraham Lincoln himself who stated:

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

That aside, Redstate founder, Erick Erickston, likely worships at the feet of Jefferson and likely goes to bow at the Lincoln Memorial, with Lincoln’s two hands firmly planted on two fasces… yet he is saying exactly the opposite of what they said.

YOU CAN’T QUIT, YOU’RE FIRED!

“You can't quit...because you're fired!” That seems to be the message behind the petition to strip citizenship of anyone who has signed the various recent petitions for secession.

It's almost funny. The petition to strip citizenship is obviously an angry reaction...but the petition would in a sense give the objects of that anger exactly what they want: separation from a country/government they no longer want to be a part of.

Of course it gets a wee bit more complicated. Those who want to secede wish for their entire state of residence to separate from the US. These people don't want to become stateless exiles; they want to take several thousand square miles of familiar space and all the infrastructure and people therein with them.

That would be ideal. Getting to live exactly where you want in the US without the burden of US citizenship... If that means not having a third or half of one's income stolen to pay the interest on the debt that funds foreign wars and the police...then any moral, sane person should jump at the chance!

That's not what it would mean, however. That's certainly not what the petitioners calling for stripping citizenship are after. What they want for the secession supporters is exile...or worse...like military imprisonment or execution.

Sadly people simply aren't allowed to become stateless on purpose. The US will only allow you to give up citizenship if you’ve got something else lined up. If you don't, then then you can't give up your US citizenship. So unless the US will be sponsoring new citizenships for those it wants to kick out, they will become stateless in a state-filled world and be all but excluded from travel, business and employment.

Of course, if it suits the US government's purposes, they will be looking to be able to strip anyone of US citizenship when it strikes their fancy. Just look at the hissy fit thrown by Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Bob Casey when billionaire Facebook co-founder Eduardo Savarin wanted to sever his ties with the US and its tax collectors. That's why the senators came up with their “Ex-PATRIOT Act” (Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy Act). This act would bar those who were deemed to have renounced US citizenship for tax-avoidance purpose from ever setting foot back on US soil.

As Yale Law School professor Bruce Ackerman put it: “[T]hey either remain Americans or they repudiate their homeland forever.”

While Senator Schumer is ready to forever exile anyone who forsakes US citizenship to avoid lifelong tax robbery, the diabolical Senator Joe Lieberman, along with Representatives Charlie Dent and Jason Altmire, has put forward the Enemy Expatriation Act. If the bill passes, it will add “terrorism” or “providing material support” to terrorist organizations based on the decision of the secretary of state to the list of reasons the US government can remove citizenship.

The Enemy Expatriation Act was just the latest insult added to the injury of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that President O’Bomber signed a few months prior on the first day of the year. One of the provisions of that act was the indefinite military detention of American citizens without stated cause and without trial.

Now, like all good politicians, Obama has said that he does not like that provision and will not enforce it:

“I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens...

“Section 1022 seeks to require military custody for a narrow category of non-citizen detainees...This section is ill-conceived and will do nothing to improve the security of the United States...I reject any approach that would mandate military custody where law enforcement provides the best method of incapacitating a terrorist threat.”

But he still signed the bill...

“While section 1022 is unnecessary and has the potential to create uncertainty, I have signed the bill because I believe this section can be interpreted and applied in a manner that avoids undo harm to our current operations.”

By this point it should be obvious that there's no length to which the USSA won't go. It's too bad that when they strip you of citizenship they won't exile you to someplace nice, like Paraguay or Chile. If that were the case then we’d advise you to sign the first petition you see!  However, chances are more likely that you'll be going to Guantanamo instead.

If you want to end up in Paraguay or one of the other countries freer and less extortionist than the USSA, you'll have to take matters into your own hands and be proactive (see TDV Passports for more).  Or check out our expatriate refuge in Chile, Galt’s Gulch (with new logo) if you want to plant your first flag abroad now to protect yourself.

Given the way the wind is blowing it surely won’t be too long before even applying for foreign citizenship will be deemed illegal.  Time is running out.  We hope you have begun to square your affairs away before our next “we toldya so” article. 

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media.

© 2012 Copyright Jeff Berwick - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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