Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Drone Killings vs Due Process

I would be among the first to want our enemies - those who want to kill us - to be dispatched.

That said, I cannot help but be concerned that our President has declared war against the Constitution he swore an oath to uphold.

To be precise, the 5th Amendment states, and I quote, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury...nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..." The only exception made is for those in "actual service in time of War." Congress has NOT declared war on the people on Obama's "Kill List."

Note that it does not say "No American", or "No citizen." It clearly says NO PERSON.

I am not opposed to killing the enemy. But I strongly believe we should be following the Constitution.

According to the Constitution, President Obama appears to be committing murder.

This, in addition to all the other times he has trumped the Constitution by by-passing Congress, making his own laws by edict (his illegal Dream Act), and his refusal to enforce the laws that the Constitution says he MUST enforce (such as Defense of Marriage Act).


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