After all the posts, and the total straying from the point, this isn't about whether or not a President has the ability to order the action to stop an attack the likes of a Pearl Harbor, or 9/11. This is about the administration asserting that they have the power to identify, and preemptively take out an American citizen, on American soil based on the lone say so of the President acting as Judge, Jury, and Executioner.
The liberal left had a cow when Bush wanted to listen in on phone calls coming in from overseas to American numbers from suspected AQ operatives, and it was the argument at the time that we have the FISA court to issue warrants for this action. Now, Obama, and Holder want to hedge their words on actual killing American's on American soil with nothing more than the President saying 'take them out'.....And now it's ok?
Last edited by Maenad; 03-11-13 at 08:41 AM.
Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.
Yeah, I don't think we are in much disagreement here. This issue is about control of the people, and how far beyond the constitutional restrictions the people will allow this President to get away with. Thank goodness Paul, and others like Cruiz called them on it, although, I still think they are using slippery language in their answers.
I mean we have a police force in this country that is traditionally tasked with stopping American criminal activity. For example, if a bank robbery is in progress the police are dispatched, likewise where public safety in the country is threatened. Police, FBI, and the host of domestic law enforcement, and if they are threatened with harm they are empowered to take out the threat with lethal force. To go beyond that and dispatch military force, is to break Posse Comitatus laws. I don't know what Obama is trying to get away with, but this is not going to fly regardless of political lean, everyone should be against this. And it should raise eyebrows that Obama is going down this road.