2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Yes I'm going to deny that. Absolutely. Obama could not label Romney as a terrorist and kill him. His entire own party would turn on him. Biden would wrestle him to the ground in the oval office until the authorities got there if Obama did something as daft as that.
Under the Patriot Act the definition of a terrorist is extremely vague.
("The definition of domestic terrorism is broad enough to encompass the activities of several prominent activist campaigns and organizations. Greenpeace, Operation Rescue, Vieques Island and WTO protesters and the Environmental Liberation Front have all recently engaged in activities that could subject them to being investigated as engaging in domestic terrorism." How the USA PATRIOT Act redefines "Domestic Terrorism" | American Civil Liberties Union)
[Please note how the DOJ is saying that "Peaceful groups that dissent from government policy without breaking laws cannot be targeted." However, this is false.
FBI Raids Target U.S. Activists | The Stream - Al Jazeera English
Obama could label someone a terrorist, kill them with a drone, and then hide behind national security. ("When it comes to countering terrorism, President Obama has hidden behind national security imperatives to shield administration policy in secrecy and pursue programs such as expanded drone use and thwarted accountability." President Obama: Recapture the Human Rights High Ground)
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
I find it distressing sir, because once upon a time I took an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution from enemies domestic and foreign.
Those who do not follow the document are its enemies.
Drones have all sorts of potential, but the REALITY is that they are being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity. That you support those crimes, or have deluded yourself into thinking that they are not crimes, speaks volumes. It is a personal problem for you.
The Global War On Terror is a fraud of epic proportions, and it never ceases to amaze how many people buy into it, lock, stock & barrel.
You offer some rather superficial hypotheticals, and I'll not waste my time with them.
By invading both Afghanistan and Iraq under false pretenses, the government has violated both the Constitution and international law by committing military aggression.