I don’t see how you can “automatically” strip anyone of citizenship without a trial that establishes guilt. And even if that were the case, the Left doesn’t care about citizenship: for them, non-citizens have the same rights as citizens. Joe Lieberman is supposedly trying to update sedition laws to preremptorily strip citizenship from people who consort with, give aid to, take training from enemies of the United States. How do you do that without trying them? If they are citizens, they are entitled to due process, which presumably includes the presumption of innocence. The score: cutie pie Scott Brown is co-sponsoring Lieberman’s bill (saying, “It’s about prevention” which is precisely the problem…), Charles Krauthammer agrees with them; John Boehner, Jacob Sullum, and some others see it my way. [Update: Sen. Lieberman explains his bill in a press conference. My question is, do we really- really- want the State Department deciding whose citizenship gets revoked? In the 1940’s, Alger Hiss was in the State Department and his ideological grandchildren are populating Foggy Bottom to this day. The President Emeritus of the Saul Alinsky Fan Club is the Sec State, for heaven’s sake. And they did such a fine job revoking Abdulmutallab’s visa- he wasn’t even a citizen! As a practical matter, this places the State Department in the role of actually doing something for our national security. Yeah, right.]
A mistress’s lament: “I don’t like how mistresses are being portrayed in the media,” she says as she recalls Norman Mailer’s irresistable seduction: “He offered to help her with her manuscript, which included an account of her one night stand with Warren Beatty. He put his hand on her shoulder and said, ‘Take off your panties. I want to feel your soul.'” I dunno. I get the feeling that this is a woman who wants her privates in print. Or maybe these are just the two famous guys and she’s screwed a jillion other guys whose names don’t sell books.
I’m sorry: I’m so grossed out by the idea of anyone agreeing to be touched by Norman Mailer I’m going to have to go to my happy place, which today is Part 4 of the Discourse on Method by René Descartes. Yeah, the famous “I think therefore I am.” What a crock, but at least he doesn’t touch anybody’s soul.