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    Re: U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    As I mentioned before, the letter of the Constitution is not all that matters. We already know that rights are not absolute and we know there is a process of vetting laws which restrict and create exceptions to them. Everyone should also know that no law or action on the part of the State is subject to strict scrutiny before their implementation; only after. This policy has already been subjected to judicial review and we had a taste of what the response from a court asserting jurisdiction would be: "All U.S. citizens may avail themselves of the U.S. judicial system if they present themselves peacefully, and no U.S. citizen may simultaneously avail himself of the U.S. judicial system and evade law enforcement authorities."
    It so happens that the letter and spirit of the US Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.

    Any legislative product in violation of the letter and spirit of that document is null and void. That has been recognized by the earliest courts in our system.

    You offer the specious reasoning that the legislative product is superior to the founding document. Pure nonsense and hogwash Napoleon.

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    Re: U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    You offer the specious reasoning that the legislative product is superior to the founding document. Pure nonsense and hogwash Napoleon.
    I obviously disagree. Its all well and good to offer drive-by opinions, but I'm still waiting for the opposition to provide an alternative. How can due process be provided to a person who cannot be captured? Do you have a refutation for the judge's reasoning? Will we start charging police officers for violating due process because they shot and killed an armed and dangerous suspect?

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    Re: U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    I obviously disagree. Its all well and good to offer drive-by opinions, but I'm still waiting for the opposition to provide an alternative. How can due process be provided to a person who cannot be captured? Do you have a refutation for the judge's reasoning? Will we start charging police officers for violating due process because they shot and killed an armed and dangerous suspect?
    The "alternative" is the rule of law in accordance with the Supreme Law of the Land, and the principles that have evolved through Stare Decisis.

    Not that I agree with all court decisions, but that is the way it works, and has since the earliest days. The dissenting opinions are too often more compelling and principled than the majority opinions.

    All you offer is some bizarre hypotheticals not related to the thread question.

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