There is a filabuster now in the Senate to oppose a bill that would give the president, AG and Military the authority to administratively and secretly order drone strikes and assasinations against Americans on USA soil.
Obviously, a person has to support the death sentence to support this. But they also have to support setting aside due process of law and creating a Presidency and federal administrative government that has the full and secret power to order any American assasinated at any time.
Between the power Congress already gave to the White to indefinitely and secretly imprison an American without trial and now the ability to summarily and secretly assasinate, including by drone strikes, Americans in the United States would be essentially ordering perpetual martial law of the harshest form.
Would you have wanted Nixon to have that power? What about the next President after Obama? Or Obama himself?
I think this the most dangerous of all possible legislation and is Obama taking the "War on Terrorism" totally over the edge, declaring the USA is a literal war zone now, and imposing permanent administrative martial law permanently over the entire country and everyone of us. It also means that regardless of why any person was assasinated, it would be entirely legal as it is an entirely discretionary decision requiring no provable justification. If innocent Americans or bystanders are killed here in American, "oops" would be sufficient.
Maybe you happened to be on a bus or airplane or restaurant at a wedding with a suspected terrorist also there. That's enough to hit it with a drone just like in Pakistan.
Do you think this law giving this power to the President, AG and Military should be passed?