Narrowing the law to include people who no longer wish to be American Citizens will not prevent a person who intends to cause harm from accomplishing their goal. People are also misled by “fake” news that broadcasts lies and attempts to pass the spin off as fact. To be clear, I’m referring to Fox News and the far right media. IMO, these are the leaders of the lies conservatives are expected to believe on face value without presenting facts to support their claims. This Administration shows us that nearly 40% of voters either believe the lies told or do not believe the truth is fundamental to those well meaning individuals who are not politically or civic minded to verify the facts on their own.
Before we consider taking away the citizenship of a person who is drawn to the far Right Extremes, we should require those who do not preface their Holy Pulpit rhetoric as their opinion and who report it as fact or truth, our laws should protect the citizens of this country from the public figures who present themselves as journalists or News commentators and mislead their audience. They lie or spin facts to promote or profit from the choices they present as factual while leaving proof to the discretion of the viewer. They are, therefore, complicit in the actions and harm caused by their supporters.
Our Democracy is built upon the due process. If a man yelled “Fire”in a crowded theater you wouldn’t arrest the crowd who believed the man or the panic that insured. You arrest and charge the man who instigated the panic. Due process allows the court to determine if the threat was real or unlawfully intended to create panic resulting to personal injuries among the crowd.