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Whos next on Obamas drone hit list?
The Washington Times ^ | 2/15/13 | Senator Rand Paul

Posted on 02/15/2013 10:31:36 PM PST by TBP

The recent leak of a Department of Justice white paper on the legal justification for the use of drones to execute American citizens abroad accused of terrorism raises some very important constitutional and moral issues. Politicians should not decide the crime and the punishment for American citizens here or abroad. A trial by jury with a judge is a right to be prized by American citizens.

Now, if you join al Qaeda, bear arms and attack U.S. forces, no one will argue that you still have a right to a trial. In the heat of battle, everyone understands that those launching grenades will have no jurisprudence.

The Constitution provides for handling traitors. In fact, treason is one of four crimes that are truly federal under the Constitution.

I have no sympathy for Americans who denounce their country — denounce their citizenship — to fight against us. Similarly, I have no sympathy for murderers and rapists within the United States. I do, however, insist that the murderers and rapists we punish be guilty and found guilty by a jury and a judge.

Why? Why can we not just kill Americans who dissent? For one, because our government has already shown recklessness in defining who is a terrorist. Fusion centers in Missouri defined pro-life and pro-border-security hawks as potential terrorists. The Department of Justice produced a list of characteristics of terrorists that we should report to the government: people missing fingers; people who’ve changed the color of their hair; people who like to pay in cash; people who have more than seven days of food; and people who buy weatherized ammunition.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: drones; obama; paul; unconstitutional
Senator Paul is absolutely right, except for one thing: I do believe that Dear Leader is the kind of person who would kill Americans for their political beliefs. That looks to be what many of his moves, such as NDAA, SOPA, PIPA, and the like, are building up to. But I guess Sen. Paul can't say that publicly.
1 posted on 02/15/2013 10:31:42 PM PST by TBP
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My guess would be Marco Rubio.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 10:32:48 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: TBP

Probably some high profile freeper ;-)


3 posted on 02/15/2013 11:00:12 PM PST by No One Special
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To: Michael.SF.

Probably Ben Carson; no black man is permitted to criticize the won.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 11:02:50 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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To: TBP

From the thread article:

“Mr. Obama’s pick for drone-killer-in-chief, John O. Brennan, says the 2001 authorization for military force after Sept. 11 authorizes him to kill American citizens, and it ‘does not contain a geographical limitation.’

“No geographical limitation? Our border, one would hope, is a geographical limitation that would limit drone strikes.”


5 posted on 02/15/2013 11:09:45 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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6 posted on 02/15/2013 11:12:57 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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>> I have no sympathy for ... [but insist on due process]

My indifference to vigilantism is only kept in check by the necessity of consistent jurisprudence.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 11:15:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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Are we against drones? For some reason I kinda like the program. I hope I am not on the wrong side of this program. I guess I just feel that it is a great tool to use for War on Terrorism. FREEPERS what are your thoughts?


8 posted on 02/16/2013 12:23:52 AM PST by napscoordinator
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Here is an article that goes well with the one you posted...

Obama: The rules for drone strikes are different here in the U.S. than they are overseas

Fusion centers in Missouri defined pro-life and pro-border-security hawks ... people who like to pay in cash; people who have more than seven days of food; and people who buy weatherized ammunition.

Well, FReeps, it's been nice knowin' ya!

9 posted on 02/16/2013 12:31:30 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Anyone he desires to target.

Who is gonna stop him?

Ojanago unchained rules our nations and our children.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 12:37:20 AM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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11 posted on 02/16/2013 2:48:11 AM PST by devolve ( -------- -- --It is not where Obama was born that is the problem - it is where he*s living now--)
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I think the war on terror will morph into the war against American subjects


12 posted on 02/16/2013 2:55:09 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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Who’s next on Obama’s drone hit list?


13 posted on 02/16/2013 2:58:55 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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Each and every member of the NRA is on 0bama’s list.
14 posted on 02/16/2013 4:09:02 AM PST by TYVets
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To: napscoordinator

> Are we against drones? For some reason I kinda like the program. I hope I am not on the wrong side of this program. I guess I just feel that it is a great tool to use for War on Terrorism. FREEPERS what are your thoughts?

Breibart and Stevens probably wouldn’t approve of it...: )


15 posted on 02/16/2013 4:22:58 AM PST by jsanders2001
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Our border, one would hope, is a geographical limitation that would limit drone strikes.”

I think we all know that is not true. This will be the justification for eliminating "enemies of the State" and/or enemies of the Leader probably sooner, rather than later. At first patriot and conservative types will have accidents and heart attacks but the frequency similarity of the deaths will suggest lack of coincidence at some point and the government will eventually rationalize the killings with reference to that law.

16 posted on 02/16/2013 5:39:19 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: napscoordinator
Are we against drones? For some reason I kinda like the program. I hope I am not on the wrong side of this program. I guess I just feel that it is a great tool to use for War on Terrorism. FREEPERS what are your thoughts?

Drones are like guns or incinerators - they have useful purposes but can and will be deadly to Freedom in the wrong hands. Today, our government constitutes "the wrong hands".

17 posted on 02/16/2013 6:13:52 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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I do believe that Dear Leader is the kind of person who would kill Americans for their political beliefs.

You are sadly mistaken. 0bama is first and foremost a chi-town street thug and if you get in his way, or cause him problems, he will have absolutely no qualms about taking you out. Who else could take a nap on Sept. 11, 2012 while Americans were being tortured and slaughtered?

18 posted on 02/16/2013 6:44:27 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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