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Administration Asserts Authority to Terminate ‘Enemies’
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 13 November 2010 | John Semmens

Posted on 11/13/2010 10:46:30 AM PST by John Semmens

The Obama Administration filed court papers asserting that “the Government has the authority to use deadly force against its enemies.” The filing came in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) charging that the asserted killing authority violates the US Constitution.

As the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Brief put it, “this Government faces serious threats both at home and abroad. Just this past November 2, over 60 members of the governing coalition were driven from their posts by dangerous right-wing elements who have been identified by the president as enemies of his Administration. Under such a threat, the President, as Commander-in-Chief, has a broad power to take any measures he deems necessary and warranted to protect the nation from this kind of assault.”

The brief further challenged the jurisdiction of the court on this matter: “The voters in America have granted this power to President Barack Obama by electing him to the office he currently holds. For the courts to attempt to place any limits on this grant of power would undermine our democratic form of government. It is our position that the courts have no jurisdiction in this matter. Consequently, the Executive Branch of the Government will not enforce any court finding that interferes with the President’s Constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to order the elimination of any person he deems a credible threat.”

CCR Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei characterized the DOJ’s argument as “a brief for lawless abuse of power and a gateway to unconstrained tyranny. The focus in the immediate case may be a suspected al-Qaeda operative, but the scope of the authority claimed would essentially give the President the option of ordering the assassination of anyone he chooses to name as a threat. Today the target is Anwar al-Aulaqi. Tomorrow it might be Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh.”

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http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/administration-asserts-authority-to-terminate-enemies/


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: enemies; obama; satire; stupid; tyranny; wasteoftime

1 posted on 11/13/2010 10:46:37 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
The leftist media meanwhile remains silent as Obama tears down the constitution.

Had Bush suggested any of this we would hear no end of it. But Democrats get a special pass.

2 posted on 11/13/2010 10:47:49 AM PST by mainestategop (DonÂ’t Let Freedom Slip Away After America , There is No Place to Go)
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3 posted on 11/13/2010 10:48:19 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Are we the admistration’s enemies?


4 posted on 11/13/2010 10:49:31 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: John Semmens
bump


5 posted on 11/13/2010 10:49:36 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: John Semmens
Do we now post Satire in hopes of catching someone off guard who didn't realize it was a joke? What's the point?
6 posted on 11/13/2010 10:53:28 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: John Semmens

Enemies.

That’s us ain’t it?


7 posted on 11/13/2010 10:53:47 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 662 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: John Semmens
The following is for REAL...

Must see video...

Undercover agent Larry Grathwohl discusses the Weather Underground's post-revolution governing plans for the United States:

Larry Grathwohl:

"I asked, 'well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?' and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say 'eliminate,' I mean 'kill.' Twenty-five million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia [ie, Bill Ayers] and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people. And they were dead serious."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWMIwziGrAQ
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"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YThjYTU1ZDBjNmQ2YzcwNzU1MmYwN2JiMWY0ZGI0NDA=&w=MA==
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From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield

"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' "

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/obamas_foul_weather_friends.html
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"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, referring to the Manson murders

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=63512670-BF7C-42A0-B41D-5D0FB9E09C09
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"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1

8 posted on 11/13/2010 10:54:40 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: John Semmens

I’d laugh, but it’s just too close to reality.


9 posted on 11/13/2010 10:54:56 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Kickass Conservative

Pretty hard to “catch people off-guard” when it’s posted AS satire.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 10:55:05 AM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: John Semmens

You know obama is bad when the ACLU and CCR files lawsuits against him.....


11 posted on 11/13/2010 10:55:32 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell
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To: John Semmens

Umm..too real


12 posted on 11/13/2010 10:56:20 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It’s craptire.


13 posted on 11/13/2010 10:58:11 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Apparently “main” post 2 got snookered.


14 posted on 11/13/2010 10:58:36 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: John Semmens
Sounds reasonable.

/s


15 posted on 11/13/2010 10:59:33 AM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: John Semmens

Heh.

Too close to reality for comfort. If he can order the execution of an American citizen living in a foreign land without due process, that’s only one step from executing some of us living in our own country.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 11:01:21 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: John Semmens

So he can start executing Tea Partiers?


17 posted on 11/13/2010 11:01:48 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Do we now post Satire in hopes of catching someone off guard who didn't realize it was a joke? What's the point?

With all the deadly serious (and legitimate) things to be concerned about with this president, do we really need to confuse people about what the reality is.

18 posted on 11/13/2010 11:02:35 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: John Semmens

Good one, John...but the line between satire and reality grows ever thinner...


19 posted on 11/13/2010 11:03:42 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

John’s satire has always dealt with plausible extremes. It is the Government which is crowding the line.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 11:05:26 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Daveinyork
"Are we the administration's enemies?"

Think about it!

First you have to wonder about the need for this order and then we have to take a serious look at where it could go.

As said in other posts; "Just imagine the furor if this had come from Bush or Reagan." For that matter just imagine if it was even a hypothetical idea tossed out in an editorial by ANY conservative columnist or talker.

21 posted on 11/13/2010 11:06:24 AM PST by Baynative ( 11 / 2 / 2010 !!!)
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To: EggsAckley
Just look at the responses on previous “semi-satire” threads.

A lot of posters don't realize they are being punked.

Just an observation. I don't get the point unless we are so used to the outrageous things that Liberals get away that nothing surprises us anymore.

22 posted on 11/13/2010 11:06:57 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Baynative

AW geez- gotta learn to take my time. That shows how wary I am about these times we live in.


23 posted on 11/13/2010 11:07:41 AM PST by Baynative ( 11 / 2 / 2010 !!!)
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To: John Semmens

In your dreams! LOL


24 posted on 11/13/2010 11:09:32 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Kickass Conservative
That, and I put nothing, nothing! past Obama. He has zero emotional investment in the well being of America, and a demonstrable support of jihad.

O-Bow-Ma

25 posted on 11/13/2010 11:13:00 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 662 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Kickass Conservative; John Semmens

It is NOT posted as “satire.” It should be in the headline.

And I even like satire. But sorry, John, you’re no P.J. O’Rourke or Dave Barry. I figure it out by the third sentence, but then I feel like I want the last 20 seconds of my life back.


26 posted on 11/13/2010 11:14:21 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Kickass Conservative
Just look at the responses on previous “semi-satire” threads. A lot of posters don't realize they are being punked.

Exactly. And some of them probably pass along the semi-satire stories to others as 'fact'.

27 posted on 11/13/2010 11:14:27 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Al-Aulaqi - the subject of the case underlying Semmens’s brilliant satire - isn’t your typical “American citizen living in a foreign land.” He’s no senior who’s retired to the south of France, or tourist checking out Big Ben.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/anwar-al-awlaki-s-license-kill_516428.html


28 posted on 11/13/2010 11:16:47 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Larry Lucido

It WAS posted as satire, as are all of Mr. Semmens’ “articles, which appear here several times a week.

What part of: “A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative” would have led you to think the posting was not satire?


29 posted on 11/13/2010 11:21:28 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Daveinyork
I hope I am.
30 posted on 11/13/2010 11:22:10 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

That’s the source. The headline is where you post bracketed notices like [Satire] or [Dowd Alert] or [Spoilers], etc. It only takes a second.


31 posted on 11/13/2010 11:25:32 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

And it only takes a tenth of a second (or less) to read the source before reading the body of the article.


32 posted on 11/13/2010 11:27:20 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: All
This ain't satire. I made a cursory search and did not find a source, but I remember the televised Ruby Ridge and Waco Congressional hearings where federal agents asserted their rights to take proactive and deadly action against people they believe to be threats.

(The Congressional hearings are the ones Congress was forced to conduct not the immediate "there ain't nothing wrong here, move along" so-called hearings. Citizens endured years of ridicule and abuse before Washington finally(!) agreed to look into what really happened.)

33 posted on 11/13/2010 11:49:25 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping John. Another good one.


34 posted on 11/13/2010 12:09:33 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

The Tea Party and Birthers are at the top of his list.


35 posted on 11/13/2010 12:14:01 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Kickass Conservative

That’s how I feel.


36 posted on 11/13/2010 12:22:54 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: John Semmens

Be careful John, you might give them ideas.


37 posted on 11/14/2010 5:35:27 AM PST by wastedyears (The only good unemployment statistic in America is the number of unemployed Dem officials.)
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To: mainestategop

:-)

satire


38 posted on 11/14/2010 6:55:11 AM PST by Grunthor (affirmative action doesn't work at the polls)
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To: Daveinyork

I am.


39 posted on 11/14/2010 6:55:47 AM PST by Grunthor (affirmative action doesn't work at the polls)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“I don’t get the point unless we are so used to the outrageous things that Liberals get away that nothing surprises us anymore”

I believe that is part of it. It also helps to be able to laugh easily rather than take offense at a joke.


40 posted on 11/14/2010 7:01:39 AM PST by Grunthor (affirmative action doesn't work at the polls)
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To: John Semmens

Soon to be true in a neighborhood near you.


41 posted on 11/14/2010 5:18:36 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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