Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/10/2012- Patriotism and Bills Of Attainder

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Tuesday January 10, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis analyze two bills before Congress- S 1683 and HR 3166– The Enemy Expatriation Act. Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) uses the “appeal to patriotism” fallacy to justify attempting to pass The Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA). The EEA is a bill of attainder and is overtly unconstitutional. Dent argues that it is necessary to “modernize our response” to the “war on terror” which is itself an impossibility.