Skip to comments.Obama's assassination list--American jihadists should be stripped of citizenship, then killed
Posted on 11/20/2010 3:03:39 PM PST by jazusamo
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights have brought suit against the Obama administration for ordering the targeted killing of American-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to be holed up in Yemen. These groups argue that the president doesn't have the legal authority to order the assassination of American citizens. That's right, so in order for the kill order to stand, Awlaki should be stripped of his citizenship.
President Obama has exceeded his power in ordering Awlaki's assassination. Americans abroad are protected by constitutional guarantees of due process, at least when faced with U.S. government action. The implications of Mr. Obama having the legal authority to place American citizens abroad on a government hit list are too alarming to contemplate. If the precedent of unilaterally targeting Awlaki without due process stands, then anyone could go on the list.
Awlaki would no longer have constitutional protections if he lost his citizenship. In 1940, Congress passed legislation that established a number of statutory "expatriating acts," which automatically voided American citizenship if undertaken voluntarily. These included taking an oath to a foreign power, serving in the military of a country at war with the United States, or committing treason. The intent of Congress was to make clear that some actions were by their nature fatal to being an American.
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wont happen . The Demcrats need every vote......
We are dangerous Freepers, after all.
I hear you but it looks like Zer0 has screwed up big time, he’s already illegally ordered him assassinated.
Exactly, and that’s why Zer0 should be nailed for ordering this. He not only appointed thugs to advise him in his administration but dumb thugs.
Had W done this, the press would have covered this non-stop, and the democrat house would have impeached him. Of that you can be certain.
Why wouldn't 0 think he could order an assassination?
It's the power of EVERY monarch to order the execution of subjects, isn't it?
but I thought the world would love us for putting president zero in office?
No doubt at all you’re right.
It's basic that what's done by the Constitution can't be undone by statute law, and no law that tries to remove a born-here's citizenship will survive an encounter with the modern Supreme Court.
We should read his his rights and pay for a lawyer....
We should read him his rights and pay for a lawyer....
The latest SC case cited in the article is (Vance v. Terrazas (1980)) but you may be right with our sitting court. I’m sure no authority on it.
Just tossing this out there...
Who or what agency will carry out this assassination?
If the alleged order is illegal and our troops are ordered to carry out this assassination....?
On which grounds should the be court martial-ed? Obeying or disobeying?
Birth Certificate anyone?
If he has a hit list, doesn’t it follow that he has death squads on the hunt?
As reluctant as I am to assist the dumb 1 in the white house, there may be a way out for him. What is needed is a large dose of "due process". In view of the fact that the dumb SOB has violated his oath to support the Constitution and laws of the United States, we should get our new house of representatives to impeach the SOB for failing to support the Constitution. After the impeachment we can cut a deal to have both him and that fool biden resign. Then we can get the NEW SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE to move up to the no. 1 job and begin to clean up the mess the democrat ts have made of things.
American jihadists should be stripped of citizenship... should be automatic, no question.
Obama said : “Some people in DC talk about me like a dog”.....
Fred Thompson replied : “Maybe it’s because he keeps treating this country like a fire hydrant”
Pinpoint his location. Target with smart bomb. Call him collateral damage. (Oops)