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Napolitano: Obama Gives Himself Permission To Kill

By Andrew P. Napolitano

After stonewalling for more than a year federal judges and ordinary citizens who sought the revelation of its secret legal research justifying the presidential use of drones to kill persons overseas -- even Americans -- claiming the research was so sensitive and so secret that it could not be revealed without serious consequences, the government sent a summary of its legal memos to an NBC newsroom earlier this week.

This revelation will come as a great surprise, and not a little annoyance, to U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon, who heard many hours of oral argument during which the government predicted gloom and doom if its legal research were subjected to public scrutiny. She very reluctantly agreed with the feds, but told them she felt caught in "a veritable Catch-22," because the feds have created "a thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the executive branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret."

She was writing about President Obama killing Americans and refusing to divulge the legal basis for claiming the right to do so. Now we know that basis.

The undated and unsigned 16-page document leaked to NBC refers to itself as a Department of Justice white paper. Its logic is flawed, its premises are bereft of any appreciation for the values of the Declaration of Independence and the supremacy of the Constitution, and its rationale could be used to justify any breaking of any law by any "informed, high-level official of the U.S. government."

The quoted phrase is extracted from the memo, which claims that the law reposes into the hands of any unnamed "high-level official," not necessarily the president, the lawful power to decide when to suspend constitutional protections guaranteed to all persons and kill them without any due process whatsoever. This is the power claimed by kings and tyrants. It is the power most repugnant to American values. It is the power we have arguably fought countless wars to prevent from arriving here. Now, under Obama, it is here.

This came to a boiling point when Obama dispatched CIA drones to kill New Mexico-born and al-Qaida-affiliated Anwar al-Awlaki while he was riding in a car in a desert in Yemen in September 2011. A follow-up drone, also dispatched by Obama, killed Awlaki's 16-year-old Colorado-born son and his American friend. Awlaki's American father sued the president in federal court in Washington, D.C., trying to prevent the killing. Justice Department lawyers persuaded a judge that the president always follows the law, and besides, without any evidence of presidential law breaking, the elder Awlaki had no case against the president. Within three months of that ruling, the president dispatched his drones and the Awlakis were dead. This spawned follow-up lawsuits, in one of which McMahon gave her reluctant ruling.

Then the white paper appeared. It claims that if an American is likely to trigger the use of force 10,000 miles from here, and he can't easily be arrested, he can be murdered with impunity. This notwithstanding state and federal laws that expressly prohibit non-judicial killing, an executive order signed by every president from Gerald Ford to Obama prohibiting American officials from participating in assassinations, the absence of a declaration of war against Yemen, treaties expressly prohibiting this type of killing, and the language of the Declaration, which guarantees the right to live, and the Constitution, which requires a jury trial before the government can deny that right.

The president cannot lawfully order the killing of anyone, except according to the Constitution and federal law. Under the Constitution, he can only order killing using the military when the U.S. has been attacked or when an attack is so imminent that delay would cost innocent lives. He can also order killing using the military in pursuit of a declaration of war enacted by Congress.

Unless Obama knows that an attack from Yemen on our shores is imminent, he'd be hard-pressed to argue that a guy in a car in the desert 10,000 miles from here -- no matter his intentions -- poses a threat so imminent to the U.S. that he needs to be killed on the spot in order to save the lives of Americans who would surely die during the time it would take to declare war on the country that harbors him, or during the time it would take to arrest him. Under no lawful circumstances may he use CIA agents for killing. Surely, CIA agents can use deadly force defensively to protect themselves and their assets, but they may not use it offensively. Federal laws against murder apply to the president and to all federal agents and personnel in their official capacities, wherever they go on the planet.

Obama has argued that he can kill Americans whose deaths he believes will keep us all safer, without any due process whatsoever. No law authorizes that. His attorney general has argued that the president's careful consideration of each target and the narrow use of deadly force are an adequate and constitutional substitute for due process. No court has ever approved that. And his national security adviser has argued that the use of drones is humane since they are "surgical" and only kill their targets. We know that is incorrect, as the folks who monitor all this say that 11 percent to 17 percent of the 2,300 drone-caused deaths have been those of innocent bystanders.

Did you consent to a government that can kill whom it wishes? How about one that plays tricks on federal judges? How long will it be before the presidential killing comes home?

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Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution. The most recent is "Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom." To find out more about Judge Napolitano and to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com.

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    February 7, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    The principle reason the cogent American Presidents have refused to partake in assasinations is the smart ones realize that sword cuts both ways.They unlike Obama realize there is a power greater than themselves upon the earth which needs to be accountable to. Obama makes no such deference to the power of the people or the power of Divine Providence. The greatest authority in his life is what he sees in the mirror.Good luck with that. Let’s hope the cost of such folly is not AGAIN paid for with other people’s blood and treasure.

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  2. powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
    February 7, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    I wrestle with the concept of just how far should the President be allowed to go in the area of national defense. The Judge makes a good argument regarding the line that has been crossed to this point and the next line to be crossed….that is on American soil. What is to stop Obozo our Supreme Dictator from issuing orders to take out a Volvo sitting at the intersection of Main Street and 1st of any city USA because they (he) says the occupants are a threat to the US? This is a slippery slope and it should scare every American.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      February 7, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

      funny my comment vanished. Humm?

      It does not scare every American, sad to say. When Obama supporters cared nothing about how many people he kills, then this empowers, emboldens, His Royal Narcissistic Highness.

      When both Political Parties nod to Obama’s “legitimacy” to even be President, I see lap poodles with tails wagging. It is all about keeping power and as many dog treats that can be gobbled up. This is why we do not see an instant rebellion in Congress or the Senate. Likewise, I expect the Supreme Court to be “the get away driver” in this charade.

      If anything, the worst is yet to come, and soon.

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      February 7, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

      “I wrestle with the concept of just how far should the President be allowed to go in the area of national defense.” – powertothepeople

      Don’t think the issue is how far, but WHAT IS national defense and as long as the the justification for it, need only measure up to their own thoughts then anything that enters their head qualifies.

      Which makes them above the law and an absolute ruler

      And by definition

      One who seizes upon the sovereign power in a state without legal right; an absolute ruler;

      TYRANT

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      February 7, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

      I know I’m going to be slammed for this, but let me play devils advocate. These men, even though they are “allegedly” American citizens, left this country, went to a Muslim country, joined forces with terrorist organizations, who we know would kill anyone of us in a heartbeat if they had the chance.

      Now, in my opinion, by doing this, these men renounced their Citizenship and loyalty to America by doing this. This would be, in my opinion, a treasonous act, thus punishable by death.

      Now, perhaps the government should have captured these men, brought them back here, put them on trial for treason and then executed them, but under the circumstances, I’m not sure that would work, and it would cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars.

      Read this…
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9781370/Radical-al-Qaeda-cleric-Anwar-al-Awlaki-purchased-plane-tickets-for-911-hijackers.html

      Now, I’m not saying that any president should just do this on his own. He should have brought the idea before Congress and gotten their approval, but in the long run, a murdering terrorist has been eliminated. If you google Anwar al-Awlaki, I think you will find that he is a murderer who would slit your throat at the slightest provocation, laws mean nothing.

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    • tadlemComment by tadlem
      February 7, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

      Morgan, I hear what you’re saying, but the fact is we are allowd due process. The whole reason is to protect the innocent and find guilty those that are, with punishment that ‘fits the crime’.
      With this move, he is taking away due process…traitor or not. If he is allowed to do this on foreign soil (traitors or not), it is only a matter of time when he will find some way to justify doing it on American soil.
      We may not always agree with due process, but the Constitution decrees it for the protection of us all. Obama doesn’t care. He believes he is the ‘boss’ of not only Congress, but of us all! That is called tyranny! He needs to be stopped!

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    • Jota_Comment by Jota_
      February 7, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

      “I know I’m going to be slammed for this, but let me play devils advocate” – Morgan

      Hope not, but what you said shows why

      “who we know” – Morgan

      How do we know and How do we know they know?

      Aren’t we just taking their word for it?

      We are just allowing them to run unchecked because they always get things right (Fast and Furious) and they always know what is going on and tell us only the truth (Video for Benghazi)

      And for drone strikes no one needs to check their work?

      After I watched the movie “Zero Dark Thirty”

      Checked out a number of documentarys from various media from over the years, BBC, National Geographic, history Channel

      What was interesting, we had a number of assassinations and attempted assassinations, which dropped to next to nothing after Congress made it illegal for the CIA to assassinate foreign leaders.

      This is just not about having rules to play by for Americans but everyone else too. It is the rule of law and knowing the leader is committed to it which makes us all sleep better at night.

      If not, when other leaders feel threatened they know they need to get you before you get them

      Now is a few terrorist leaders worth that cost?

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    • recce1Comment by recce1
      February 7, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

      Iwesson, sadly the SCOTUS can’t rule on Obama’s eligibility as no court has heard the case and the SCOTUS doesn’t have original jurisdiction in such matters. And if a court did rule that Obama was ineligible, which I believe as do you, only Congress could impeach and remove him.

      So either we believe the Constitution means what it says and says what it means or we don’t. Liberals, progressives and socialists don’t. As a matter of fact, most including Obama have nothing but disdain for the Constitution. If we’ve come to believe that the federal government has abrogated the Constitution, a contract between the sovereign States and the federal government, irreparably, then the only recourse is to dust off the Declaration of Independence and to take if to heart with a vengeance.

      As you correctly point out, the worst is yet to come. The administration’s rationale is nothing less than a declaration that it needn’t obey the Constitution, the Courts, or laws passed by Congress. Obmaa has stated his intention to rule by executive fiat, Executive Orders, and through executive agencies disregarding the restrictions of the Conswtitution. I see no other possible intent.

      How can we refuse to connect the dots, like we refuse to do over Obama’s proven past Islamist, socialist, communist, and mob ties, between the administration’s claiming the right to declare Americans enemies of the state, to arrest, incarcerate, and execute them without due process, and the rise of the DHS as Obama’s Civilian National Security Force. In 2008 in Colorado Obama said, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” With the DHS buying up millions of rounds of ammunition designed to kill people and ordering 7000 actual assault rifles, is it not clear that Mr. Obama has established his Sturmabteilung, his Brownshirts?

      The time has come that since Congress has neither the integrity nor courage to impeach and remove this up and coming dictator the sovereign States must convene a Constitutional Convention and as Jefferson said bind the federal government with the chains of the Constitution. They could start with defining Natural Born Citizen and the proof needed to run for the presidency. then they could define the method to challenge a candidate.

      But more than the issue of Mr. (intentional) Obama, the States must reestablish a democratic REPUBLIC under the rule of Constitutional law with a free market capitalist economy with true contract law. To do so it must restrict the Establishment, Proper and Necessary, Commerce, and Supremacy Clause to their original meaning as defined by the Framers so as to restrain federal chicanery.

      The States should adopt as amendments the Write the Bills, One Subject at a Time, Read the Bills, the Enumerated Powers, and Balanced Budget Acts. Many of these can be found on DownsizeDC.org. It must also restore the Bill of Rights. This alone would stop this dictator’s attempt at a coup d’etat against the Constitution.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      February 8, 2013 @ 7:35 am

      Good morning reece1;

      Well as good as it can be. Per the Supremes, I might be wrong, but there could be actual challenges that are going finally to the Court. What is unique is that nothing like this has ever happened per the validity of a President.

      Just what do you do with someone who was ineligible in the first place? If I were to put up a Shingle, saying LAWYER, and “practiced law” for say 4 or 5 years, and then some MOST annoying person alerted the proper authorities that I was not really a lawyer, am I to be “disbarred”, which would imply that I was a lawyer? Or arrested and charged for fraudulent misrepresentation… ? Not certain. Likely just arrested… and then what about the Court decisions for my clients? Overturned, retried…?

      We had a “dentist” in the Houston area that was recently discovered to have just took over her employer’s practice when he died. She was an old dental hygienist. Several years of “practice” was performed! LOL! Must see what transpires here.

      When I studied law, with the original intent to get that Shingle, there was never any discussion or study over such matters. I have asked a best friend who is a lawyer this very question. He was, not sure. He is/was an overseas contract attorney.

      The Supremes, I have to wonder, are likely aware that this would all become a beyond severe, Constitutional crisis, involving criminal charges for numerous Players, the nullification of numerous laws, appointments… (Kagan & Sotomayor). In short the whole nasty ball of string comes unraveled. (Cat hairball comes to mind.) You and I and of course millions of others would not shed a tear.

      Oh, by the way, my friend who is like Calvin Coolidge in demeanor, not likely to take on rash positions, is very troubled, as I have never seen him. Might explain why he is back overseas.

      And Constitutional Conventions, the last one, to AMEND The Articles of Confederation, kind of got way out of control. I think it was Patrick Henry who thought that a strong Central Government, even with the numerous checks & balances, and the amazing Bill of Rights, would be open to manipulation… .

      The 14th Amendment, this should not be so twisted away from the original intent per making sure that the former slaves were citizens. That entire time period was a mess, so I guess I should not be too surprised.

      And the emerging SS, loyal to, The Leader, my God! Nothing is done to stop this that I have read about.

      We have quite the real time “show” to watch reece1. Cheers!

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  3. mach37Comment by mach37
    February 7, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    The secrecy must stop! This is NOT the American way! “Security” does not justify all this secrecy. Obama thinks we should trust his judgement? I do NOT trust this president’s judgement.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      February 7, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

      “This is the power claimed by kings and tyrants. It is the power most repugnant to American values. It is the power we have arguably fought countless wars to prevent from arriving here. Now, under Obama, it is here”.

      Obama considers himself King and ruler, and the only way to stop this is to demand impeachment. Obama is a tyrant, and the entire Democrat party is behind him.

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  4. thedoveComment by thedove
    February 7, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    >> How long will it be before the presidential killing comes home? <<

    Perhaps the better question is, "How long will it be before Congress forces this wannabe king to follow the Constitution?” Being constantly bypassed in direct violation of the three-branch separation of powers wasn't enough, will outright murder do it? I'm betting not.

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    • eaglescout1977Comment by eaglescout1977
      February 8, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      This Congress will not force him to follow the Constitution. The progressives are there to gather power unto themselves through an ever growing, ever powerful central government. We have only one chance left to even begin to pull this government back from the brink of despotism and that is the upcomming mid-term elections. We must elect true conservatives (tea party or otherwise) to counter the influence and power of progressives. From there we can begin to weed the rest of the progressives out. If not, it is going to get very, very ugly.

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  5. cduvall636Comment by cduvall636
    February 7, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    What am I missing? No matter what nationality if an individual is on the newly defined field of battle, connected with known enemy, this is war (a new kind). . .he gets outed. cpd

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      February 7, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

      Recall it has been said repeatedly that the “battle ground” includes here!

      The other issue, is the definition of “enemy” and who makes that determination. We have heard from High Officials, that all sorts of groups can be viewed with suspicion. Veterans, NRA types, Constitutionalists, Tea Party, Third Party types… and it seems that any opposition to that suspicion is in itself a reason to put you on that list. The Orwellian 1984 is alive and most well.

      This is the sort of thing that The Founders warned us about per governments and the slide to tyranny.

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    • tadlemComment by tadlem
      February 7, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      You’re missing that whether or not on American soil or foreign soil, citizens of the United States are protected by the Constitution which allows for due process. It really is very simple. If anyone is guilty of a crime, bring them to the States, try them according to due process and punish them accordingly. If they are found to be guilty of treason, it is punishable by death. But to pick and choose who is to be killed without due process is unconstitutional!
      I’m not sure what you mean by ‘newly definded field of battle’, but it does NOT usurp the Constitution!

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  6. rolly0412Comment by rolly0412
    February 7, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    In light of all these, Bush is pretty tame compared to Obama. I pity anybody who gets declared an enemy of Obama… errh, I mean the US.

    Could be the start of something similar to what Hitler, Lenin, Stalin and Mao did, perhaps?

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    • KlausComment by Klaus
      February 7, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

      Yes, that is exactly what they did. I should know, I was born in Germany in 1940. My grandfather was on the liquidation list. When the NAZI’s came to get him, he was already dying of pneumonia, which is the only reason they did not take him away.

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    • roscoeComment by roscoe
      February 8, 2013 @ 12:59 am

      are the dems up in arms about this the way they was with bush over listening to phone calls and emails.what is the media saying about this?

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  7. rockyrackComment by rockyrack
    February 7, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    It strongly appears that this administration wants to rule like Iran, Libya, Iraq, Egypt and Syria, etc. They want to kill first, and the only reason they want to kill is because they do not want people to disagree with them “at all”

    It looks like they will probably have to kill more than half this country to achieve their goal.(“175,000,000 to 200,000,000 people”) This is truly a Islamic way of ruling a country. We now live truly live in a tyrannical country. (A police state and we have lost the freedom in the United States. )

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      February 7, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

      Obama’s lovely Commie Revolutionary buddies unwittingly opined to an undercover agent that something like 10% of the population needed to be liquidated. What pals!

      And then there were the re-education camps. Failure to graduate, well, you get a shallow grave as your diploma.

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    • empty pocketsComment by empty pockets
      February 8, 2013 @ 7:33 am

      Well, one DOES have to break a few eggs to make that socialist omelet…and all that.

      Seems Obama has taken that whole “the one” a bit too seriously. As in “the one” who rules supreme. Chavez, Mao, Castro…all have Obama’s envious admiration. But he’s got a lot to do to catch up to their numbers. I mean Fast and Furious, Bengazi, …all his incompetent policies…don’t yet match his idols’ numbers…yet.

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  8. NewsWatcherComment by NewsWatcher
    February 7, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    From article: “How long will it be before the presidential killing comes home?”

    Which one of us are next because he considers us dangerous … possibly inciting an insurrection because we publicly disagree with him?

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  9. 7papa7Comment by 7papa7
    February 7, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    Sounds exactly like what Morsi did. Now we are copying the Muslim brotherhood. Wow! Morsi also gave himself power to do as he pleases just like obama. They both gave themselves unlimited power with no recourse from anyone.

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    • vevaComment by veva
      February 7, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

      WHAT is Congress doing about this? If Yemen is “a battle field”, then it’s Congresses authority, and not the Presidents. Any American citizen is covered by the U.S. Constitution. Period. This is nothing different than Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and head of communist, North Korea. Just a few examples of the more than 20 dictators in the world.

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    • hpinncComment by hpinnc
      February 7, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

      This is exactly what kind of gives me the jitters.I’m glad he eliminated this guy out in the dessert who obviously was a muslim terrorist,but here’s the scary part to me,while I am happy anytime these morons are eliminated,just suppose you have someone in this country,who for some unknown reason,disagrees with the president or any president,whomever he might happen to be,I don’t think it is prudent for the POTUS to assume that much power,the power of life or death over you.I don’t think I would be as opposed to the idea if say,the joint chiefs of staff,or say a committee of both sides of congress { could they reach an agreement on anything?} I am glad we are disscussing this,it is a very sensitive subject

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  10. Allen SComment by Allen S
    February 7, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    Apparently,-0 will do anything he pleases and get by with as has been proven. It is time for people to wake up to the fact that as long as too many people keep turning their backs to God our country will continue to go the way -0 has it planned. If God be for, who can be against us? As goes the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, so goes the nation.

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  11. mrsgunnut10Comment by mrsgunnut10
    February 7, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    If Obama isn’t a legal President, in accordance with the Constitution of the United States of America, he should not be able to order anybody killed. Now the question is : If he can, ILLEGALLY , order anybody killed that he deems appropiate in his Stupid Mind, why can’t “WE THE PEOPLE” give ourselves ” SELF PROTECTION ” from his Illegal Ruling ???? Come on Federal Judges, Give us a LEGAL answer from the high courts. I, for one, do not intend to be killed or executed by anybody, without one hell of a fight. Thank you for your time. TSgt., USAF Retired.

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    • verydisappointedComment by verydisappointed
      February 7, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

      And I say Amen to your comment! We are at a crossroad that I never thought I would see in America. Is this America? I don’t know anymore. We have a Government that just sits back and let’s whatever law come to be, any regulation happen and no one has the nerve to stand up and speak for the people that put them in office or stop the insane acts that are coming to be. And now if you or I disagree or your opinion is not that of Obozo then you or I are put in the crosshairs of some drone. I just don’t know and I am really sorry for my children

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    • timeforjusticeComment by timeforjustice
      February 7, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

      I will stand with you.

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    • bwtankerComment by bwtanker
      February 7, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

      and so will i

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  12. odayterrenceComment by odayterrence
    February 7, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    It goes without saying that if Romney or some other Republican/Conservative tried this, the Media would unleash a howl of protest across the nation. Obama would be the first to declare such actions illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional.

    As for inluminatuo’s statement above, assassination is a sword that cuts both ways. When JFK was assassinated, some involvement by the Cubans was suspected. Which wouldn’t be a surprise, considering all of the CIA-managed attempts on Castro which JFK did little to stop. Obama should learn from History, so he doesn’t have to repeat it.

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  13. whitComment by whit
    February 7, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Thank God we outlawed water boarding !

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    • hpinncComment by hpinnc
      February 7, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

      Has water-boarding ever killed anyone? Has water-boarding ever attained the info. we were seeking? [ the master-mind of 9/11] I think I have no problem with water-boarding, I do have a problem with a POTUS who gives himself the power to decide whether a US citizen lives or dies, in this case even though I agree,it was “good riddance” I think there should be a trial,then if he is guilty of treason, put him before a firing squad immeadiately,not 20 years & 3 million dollars later.

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  14. Blu OwenComment by Blu Owen
    February 7, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    I personally think that Anwar al-Awlaki’s family should file both criminal and civil cases in regards to his death. This is not because I feel that it was not justified morally but that it was not Constitutionally justified. After doing some research on how it should have been done here is what I think should have been done:
    1. Obama should have asked the Congress to add to Rule 43 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to state: “Any US citizen living in any country that will not or can not extradite the accused person and who is accused of terrorism or treason shall be tried in absentia with proper counsel. If counsel is not provided by the citizen one shall be appointed.”
    2. Have him tried for terrorism or treason.
    3. If found guilty, TAKE HIM OUT wherever they can.

    Obama needs his leash to be jerked hard.

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      February 7, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

      That will work…

      But lets be practical here…it was YOU who had the intellectual creativity to come up with such a compromise that fits the Constitution, and settles us down…good work.

      But the real real real problem we all know is that we simply don’t TRUST our government and our Leader (oxymoron wording) and consider him hostile to all of us…

      Guns
      Bombs
      Jobs
      Taxes
      ObamaDrones
      Muslim Brotherhood
      …you name the issues…

      They make for emotional response that is for certain…

      But…they aren’t the problem, they are the result of the problem

      OBAMA IS THE PROBLEM AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED NOT TO DESTROY AMERICA AND US, yes US who speak freely now along with it!

      We have an evil evil person who is out of control mentally, morally, and he WILL DESTROY US…

      While we sit on our rear ends and figure out how to kiss his rear so he won’t hurt our children…

      Well…there is only one sure way, and the Constitution warrants it…

      IMPEACH and IMPRISON

      We shall never forgive ourselves if we FAIL

      to DO WHAT IS RIGHT to save AMERICA…

      just because we aren’t certain it will work…

      THAT IS NO EXCUSE FOR ALLOWING HIS EVIL

      TO BE VICTORIOUS against AMERICA.

      This is a call to arms…Obama has thrown his gauntlet down…we have our weapons and they are so written in the Constitution

      Folks, we gotta DEFEND AMERICA… we gotta DEFEND OUR CHILDREN…we gotta DO IT, NOW!

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      February 7, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

      “IMPEACH and IMPRISON”

      I understand your frustration and I agree that Obama should be impeached, actually should have been impeached the first time he violated a federal law. However, we aren’t going to get anything done unless we KNOW what the Constitution says, and you will find that the U.S. Constitution says impeachment shall not extend beyond removal from office. Even though “impeach and imprison” sounds like an excellent idea, “it ain’t gonna happen” because that would be a violation of the Constitution, the very thing we are angry with Obama about.

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      February 7, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

      bna42 …IMPEACH and IMPRISON!

      I agree …I got carried away…”Imprison” would best fit with an act of treason…not a bad thought but lets leave it as:

      IMPEACH!…and remove from office.

      Clinton was Impeached but the vote did not go so far as to remove him from office.

      Thank you for your comments and corrections.

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    • bwtankerComment by bwtanker
      February 7, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

      he should have been impeached long ago,i have been for that before his 1st term was up.the man is a liar and a tyrant

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    • williambjrComment by williambjr
      February 7, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

      The real problem is not just killing in other Country’s.
      It is the next step, Killing people in the USA streets, when Marshall Law is declared in America People!
      Get the Blinders off and put the puzzle together.
      Iran, N. Korea, China, Russia, Oil, Currency war, Markesan the Dollar, The Attack on the Contusion, Jihad the Holy Muslim War, the stripping of People Right to protection of ones family, Corruptions of the US leadership in Washington DC.
      Just wait the skeleton is being fitted with meat now all.
      Soon there will be “What’ WE the People” moor like I your Ruler and Master*.
      But NO Worries; you will be Humanly Euthanized by a Hell Raiser Missal from 10,000 feet and you will never know it!

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    • williambjrComment by williambjr
      February 7, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

      But NO Worries; you will be Humanly Euthanized by a Hell Raiser Missal from 10,000 feet and you will never know it!
      Forced Socializing of our Children in the school, O’ They already have been doing that
      a long tine now.
      Or the Progressive Socialist plan to take over is alive and doing fine.
      Again No worries they can no a better job running your life than you can, according to them.

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  15. timeforjusticeComment by timeforjustice
    February 7, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    When do the people of this country band together and say that they have had enough of this illegal representation of the Higest Office in the land?

    If not soon, war IS imminent, here in America.

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  16. pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
    February 7, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Shh… can’t you almost hear it? Off with their heads! Sounds like anyone who disagrees with the King, er, uh, President, should be concerned now that Obama has given himself the right to take any American citizen’s life without due process. Because, after all, who do you think is going to determine which deaths would keep Americans safer? (America’s registered gun owners should probably watch their backs.) In a little over four years this is what we have come to, and still, the gullible sheep sleep.

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  17. grandpafrogComment by grandpafrog
    February 7, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    If I see a drone, and I think it’s targeted me, can I legally shoot it down? Or do I have to wait until it releases a missile? Or get a court injunction?

    What in h-ll has happened to due process? How can our elected representatives be allowing our Constitution–the highest law in the land–to be so raped and pillaged?

    And some readers are right. If Bush had tried this illegal stunt, the Media would already have him quartered and drawn!

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  18. oldvlcComment by oldvlc
    February 7, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    The old English saying is that “even a pauper may kill the king, if he is willing to give his own life.” Yes, Obama treads on thin ice here. There were innumerable inexcusable comments on Chris Kyle’s murder that “he who lives by the sword…” It is high time for impeachment procedings.

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  20. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    February 7, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Absolutely Amazing. Obama has turned us into the laughing stock of the world. What do we do about it ? Nothing.

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  21. buster2012Comment by buster2012
    February 7, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    We should all know that extreme narcissists and sociopaths want power over others and gravitate towards political office. They truly care nothing for you – only power of office and will do anything to get there. When you allow these bad people to cross the constitution then you are setting yourself up for abuse. With either party you either have union thugs running things or military suppliers running things – both are bad for the public – welcome to America. If someone is a citizen they are entitled to due process no matter what BS our criminal politicians have passed into law like the patriot act. If you give them an inch they will take a mile, so stand up for your rights or you will suffer the consequences.

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  22. rwjacksrComment by rwjacksr
    February 7, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    After reading most of the post here about targeting Americans Citizens and trying, convicting them and sentencing them to death in a matter of minutes just because you suspect they are doing something wrong still violates our Constitution but I see that we have some who are of the same mind set as Barrack Obama and think it ok as long as it is not their rights being violated or them or someone close to them being murdered, this could happen to any of our troops that this crooked administration decides they want killed over seas whether they are doing anything wrong or not, it happened to a 16 year old boy who was over there visiting with a relative, so now Obama is a killer of teenagers who are over seas visiting with relatives. This killing did not happen recently it happened in 2012 before the election and was hidden from the people until now.

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  24. kaciComment by kaci
    February 8, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    He needs to be brought up on charges of murder.

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  25. willyrhoComment by willyrho
    February 8, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I sent this to my US Senators and Representative. Unless you do the same, nothing you say will matter.

    Honorable Senator,

    Eric Holder has recently justified killing (Murdering?) American citizens when they are suspected of Terrorism.

    The Constitution, Article 1, Section 9, Clause2 says, “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended…”.

    The Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment 5 says, “no person shall be … deprived of Life, Liberty or Property without the due process of Law”.

    Is murdering American Citizens the same as or worse than suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus? Is murdering them without Trial or conviction by a Lawful Court decision worse than “Water-boarding”?

    This President, Barack Obama is the Most Lawless President in American History. He is Foreign Born, guilty of using and displaying on the White House Website a forged Birth Certificate and he uses a Stolen Social Security Number and an obviously Forged Selective Service Registration. If our CIA and FBI do not know all of these statements to be “The Truth”, you should investigate them to show they are totally incompetent or Traitors and should be removed from Office, Tried for Treason, found guilty, then Hanged by the Neck Until Dead.

    This Kenyan Born, British Subject and Indonesian Citizen is not even an American Citizen and as the Unlawful President of the United States, he has become the most powerful man in the World and he and everything about him is a Total Lie. The Broadcast Media is his Propaganda Ministry and they Brain Wash all of the Low Information Voters. If you do not stop him, he will succeed in his goal to “Fundamentally Transform”, his words, the USA from a “Free Republic founded on Liberty” to a “Socialist Democracy with Slavery as its Core”.

    His goal is to destroy the United States!

    What are you going to do to Stop Him?

    You and the Senate and the House should investigate his Non Eligibility to be President, immediately.

    If you do nothing to stop him, you are as bad as he is, but probably even worse than he is, because you have a “duty to stop him”, and HE IS JUST “PLAINLY EVIL”.

    Willy Rho

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    • recce1Comment by recce1
      February 8, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

      willyrho, the problem goes far beyond Mr. (intentional) Obama’s ineligibility. He has specifically violated many parts of the Constitution due to his stated disdain for it.

      Mr. Obama has already violated Article 1 section 8 Clause 11 in declaring war on Libya.

      In addition he has committed the following violations of the Constitution, all impeachable acts:

      Has violated Article 1 Section 8 Clause 3 in prohibiting States from controlling illegal immigration by suing states who tried to stop illegal immigration.

      Has violated Article 1 Section 8 Clause 18 in extending the definition of the Necessary and Proper Clause by claiming almost unlimited power for the federal government.

      Has violated Article 1 Section 9 Clause 2 by denying the Writ of Habeas Corpus and having citizens incarcerated or executed.

      Has violated Article 1 Section 9 Clause 3 by in essence issuing Bills of Attainder thus denying citizens rights without trials first.

      Has violated Article 1 Section 9 Clause 6 thru the carve outs of exemptions in the Healthcare Law to favored states, companies, and unions.

      Has violated Article 1 Section 9 Clause 7 thru financial machinations to spend money without congressional appropriations.

      Has violated Article 2 Section 1 Clause 5 regarding his eligibility by initially refusing to provide proof, by proffering suspected documents, and by using EOs to classify his documents.

      Has violated Article 2 Section 1 Clause 9 in not faithfully executing the duties of his office and to defend the Constitution, specifically refusing to enforce laws passed by Congress such as on immigration and marriage.

      Has violated Article 2 Section 2 Clause 2 and 3 by appointing officials without consent of the Senate while Congress was in session.

      Has violated Article 3 Section 3 in that he has given aid and comfort to our enemies, specifically releasing classified information leading to the deaths of USW military personnel and imprisonment of allies and in smuggling weapons thru al-0Qaeda at Benghazi, thus committing treason.

      Has violated Article 3 Section 4 Clause 1 in not insuring every State a republican form of government in not protecting the borders of states from illegal immigration, and not enforcing laws protecting service peoples’ voting rights.

      Has violated Amendment 1 in trying to silence peaceful dissent thru adoption of EOs, has redefined the definition of religion and ministries so as to restrict and tax them, and has had arrested people who published controversial videos. Has tried to use FCC to control Internet.

      Has violated Amendment 2 by trying to restrict the right of law abiding citizens to own weapons. Has prosecuted citizens for owning legal weapons while providing weapons to drug dealers.

      Has violated Amendment 4 by authorizing warrantless searches and secret monitoring of citizens.

      Has violated Amendment 5 by violating the dues process rights of citizens allowing arrest, incarceration, and execution without warrants or trial.

      Has violated Amendment 6 by claiming a right to hold citizens indefinitely without trial.

      Has violated Amendment 7 by denying citizens the right to trial.

      Has violated Amendment 8 by requiring excessive fines of companies.

      Has violated Amendment 9 by ignoring the enumeration of powers in the Constitution by claiming that the Establishment, Necessary and Proper, Commerce, and Sovereignty Clauses give unlimited right of the federal government to do as it wishes..

      Has violated Amendment 10 by overriding the powers reserved for the States, particularly the right to protect their borders and to insure their voting process integrity.

      We can argue all we want about Obama’s eligibility, but it’s unlikely to be challenged successfully. There’s only one question on that issue. Is the alleged digital copy of his birth certificate genuine. I don’t believe so and the only acceptable proof would be allowing independent parties to see the actual birth certificate in Hawaii. All the other arguments will have to be settled either by a SCOTUS ruling or an Amendment on what constitutes a Natural Born Citizen. A foreign book written by a foreign author in a foreign language in a foreign country about foreign law is not definitive proof of anything.

      So it’s imperative that we concentrate on the provable violations of the Constitution and laws by Mr. Obama so as to impeach, convict, remove, and try this aspirant dictator for treason, murder, and gross dereliction of duty.

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