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What could go wrong? Our president is soooo committed to upholding the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and our laws! /s

Obvious question: If US citizens can be deemed "belligerents" and "approved targets" abroad, how long will it be before US citizens inside the US can be deemed "armed group" belligerents and thus "approved targets" by a relentlessly lawless president and his enablers? Who and what can restrain a president who considers himself above the law?

1 posted on 12/01/2012 9:33:20 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp
I have no problem with the president using his war powers against unlawful and enemy combatants foreign and domestic.

I do have a problem with a president so lacking in moral character that he lies all day every day as he attempts to evade rather than uphold the Constitution! What self-restraint is remotely evident in our president and his coterie of radical leftists that would prevent him from designating his political enemies as enemy combatants and subjecting them to drone strikes or other lethal measures if they stood in the way of their agenda or threatened to actually hold him to his oath of office?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_combatant

“In the 1942 Supreme Court of the United States ruling Ex Parte Quirin, the Court uses the terms with their historical meanings to distinguish between unlawful combatants and lawful combatants:

“Unlawful combatants are likewise subject to capture and detention, but in addition they are subject to trial and punishment by military tribunals for acts which render their belligerency unlawful. The spy who secretly and without uniform passes the military lines of a belligerent in time of war, seeking to gather military information and communicate it to the enemy, or...

“...an enemy combatant who without uniform comes secretly through the lines for the purpose of waging war by destruction of life or property, are familiar examples of belligerents who are generally deemed not to be entitled to the status of prisoners of war, but to be offenders against the law of war subject to trial and punishment by military tribunals.”

2 posted on 12/01/2012 9:50:52 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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October, on “The Daily Show” of all places, Obama said, “One of the things we’ve got to do is put a legal architecture in place . . . to make sure that not only am I reined in, but any President’s reined in”

TRANSLATION: "Since I (Hussein) have no intention of ever obeying the law, it won't be a problem for me. But I want to make sure that the next Republican President is completely hamstrung."

3 posted on 12/01/2012 10:11:13 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Seizethecarp

The sky would be the limit.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 10:30:54 AM PST by Republican1795.
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don’t worry I am so sure Obama will be very strict on himself. lol


5 posted on 12/01/2012 10:56:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Seizethecarp
Unless Congress makes it a law, a new President can simply rewrite The One's rules. A President has no power to bind his successor.
6 posted on 12/01/2012 11:25:04 AM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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