"Jealously hold" ? WTF does that mean, sarcastically asked ? The Founders concept of what was to be "held" is not as things are now. They were completely against the nanny state, redistribution, and commerce regulation such as today. I submit with extreme prejudice that they most certainly did not hold "jealously" what we have bastardized today.Perhaps not - however we jealously hold to the Constitution and should - one need only look at today's ursurpation of that Constitution and our governments daily dismissal of it know they would not be so keen as to simply shrug it aside whenever they please. Instead of looking at a rebellion put down (again, a bad example on your part), you should be looking at debate on individual citizens rights. Our police, FBI etc., would have no problem putting down a rebellion either. However, the assassination of one of it's own citizens in a foreign country is a different animal.
Bull****. As I noted earlier, we have countless examples of how the Founders took things literally different regarding the Constitution than we do today. One not need find an exact scenario match to see that they, and the document, were not as today. Do you consider yourself learned about the Founders ? It is not even a close argument. The Founders would have lined up to put a bullet a Al-Dirtbags head, then asked any who objected to realize that the Constitution was never to suspend common sense, but rather to enforce it.The question is, was there a comparable killing of an American citizen by the government of the United States in a foreign country for say treason or something similar at in the 18th or 19th century? And if so, what were the circumstances and how can that be applied to this current event.
Or, as you note with WWII, look to FDR and the 8 German saboteurs. Some of them were "Americans". He hung 6 of them, if I remember correctly. They threw the Constitution out the window on them. I got the book 6 feet to my right.
This guy renounced his American citizenship when he joined an enemy terrorist organization and swore Jihad against the USA, while in a foreign land.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I see what happened to Al Awlaki as more similar to what happens when a person takes hostages, kills one or more and is threatening to kill more. No one think the constitution has been violated when a sharp-shooter from the SWAT team shoots and kills the perp because it is the only way to save the lives of the remaining hostages.
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
He is a dead terrorist. Those who cheered bin Laden's death while gnashing their teeth at Alwaki's simply because he was an American are not only hypocritical, they're ****ing crazy. The guy is responsible for hundreds of deaths, and would have been responsible for hundreds more if some of his bombs hadn't been stopped while being shipped. Now he is dead. Personally, I'm going to drink to that. Those who won't join me can put on their hair shirts and pound their chests in mourning. Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn. Cheers!