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Ron Paul: Who Else Is On Obama’s Secret Kill List? – OpEd

Written by: Ron Paul
October 10, 2011

According to the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Americans are never to be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. The Constitution is not some aspirational statement of values allowing exceptions when convenient, but rather it is the law of the land. It is the basis of our Republic and our principal bulwark against tyranny.

Last week, the assassination of two American citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, is an outrage and a criminal act carried out by the President and his administration. If the law protecting us against government-sanctioned assassination can be aborted when there is a really bad American, is there any meaning left to the rule of law in the United States? If, as we learned last week, a secret government committee not subject to Congressional oversight or judicial review, can now target certain Americans for assassination, under what moral authority do we presume to lecture the rest of the world about protecting human rights? Didn’t we just bomb Libya into oblivion under the auspices of “protecting” the civilians from being targeted by their government?


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Modern Day Witch Hunt!

Nothing but a modern day witch hunt to placate the mob into thinking those that are in charge are keeping them safe from the boogeyman while robbing them of their only recourse to defend their lives from those that would deprive them of it and of their basic ability to so!

Witch hunts do not serve justice because anyone with an ear or benefit to law enforcement, politicians, or other means can bear false witness on individuals that they find dangerous, intimidating, in the way, or just plain don't like and can pressure to have them killed or incarcerated.

The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution had a design to stop this kind of nonsense and it was just abandoned with the peoples blessing.

Why Why Why does mankind have to go through this lesson again?

hope for the best

The Hypocrisy of US Behavior

Excellent! Unfortunately, the US hasn't adhered to the rule of law (US Constitution) since the Civil War. As a country, we're just near the bottom of a rapidly steepening slide into anarchy. Anything our leaders say is simply hypocrisy.

I wish we were sliding towards anarchy...

but I think were heading toward a more totalitarian society where Gov't controls you from cradle to grave with violence(or threats there of).

If You Wish Anarchy, Then You'll Reap Totalitarianism

Anarchy is simply a precursor to totalitarianism. Anarchy is simply UNconstitutional law or the rule of the mob. * The transition from anarchy to totalitarianism blends together. As a country, there will be a defining moment like 9/11 that will ultimately lead to a total dictatorship. We're not quite at that point, yet.

* For example, I was taking a picture of the moon this evening and a group of people thought I was taking a picture of them and their property. One individual approached me and inquired. When I told him that his OPINION and DESIRES didn't matter in my constitutional right (rule of law) to photograph from public areas, he stalked off. Now, if the DESIRES of the mob had been successful in silencing my ability to photograph, then anarchy would have prevailed. In an environment of anarchy, eventually the rule of law will be replaced by the rule of dictate since the rule of law isn't being followed anyway.


anarchy is basically survival of the fittest. I don't wish it, but I do prepare.

mob rule is Democracy

Anarchy describes the simple absence of publicly recognized government or enforced political authority.

Totalitarianism is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible

I don't wish for Anarchy. I wish for a Constitutional Republic that forces the Gov't to respect the life liberty and property of each individual.

You beat me to it...

You beat me to it... Democracy is mob rule. The other fallacy here is "constitutional right". There is no such thing. Rights are derived from the creator or your humanity. A piece of paper cannot give you a right, but it can attempt to take one away.

What anarchy is and what it means in application is a whole other deal...