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Reason Mag: Obama Briefly Worried that His Unaccountable Murderous Powers Might Fall into GOP Hands

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The first 61 words of this chilling and banal New York Times article are a perfect distillation of how grotesque power appears in the eye of Americans who wield it:

Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials.

The matter may have lost some urgency after Nov. 6.

A reminder to most Democrats who spent 2002-08 telling us that abuse of executive power was at or near the top of the nation's most urgent moral concerns: You just didn't mean it.

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New Question to and Old Answer by JOHN LOCKE on PREROGATIVE

Chapter 14: #159 - Of Prerogative

Paragraph #158 to

SEE: (Second Column to Right)



>>>"That the reigns of GOOD princes have been always most "DANGEROUS" to the LIBERTIES of their people.

For when their successors, managing the government with different thoughts, would draw the actions of those good rulers into precedent and make them the standard of their "prerogative" -- as if what had been done only for the good of the people was a right in them to do for the >>>HARM of the people, if they so pleased -- it has often occasioned contest, and sometimes public disorders, before the people could RECOVER THEIR ORIGINAL RIGHT and get that to be declared not to be prerogative which truly was NEVER SO;

since it is impossible anybody in the society should ever have a right to do the people harm, though it be very possible and reasonable that the people should not go about to set any bounds to the prerogative of those kings or rulers who themselves transgressed not the bounds of the public good. For "prerogative is nothing but the power of doing public "GOOD" without a rule."

This can be applied to every president exceeding his authority to impoverish the people.

Here Locke presents:

# 201: "It is a mistake to think this fault is proper only to monarchies. Other forms of government are liable to it as well as that; for WHEREVER the power that is put in any hands for the government of the people and the preservation of their properties is applied to "other ends", and made use of to IMPOVERISH, HARASS, or SUBDUE them to the ARBITRARY and IRREGULAR commands of those that have it, THERE it presently becomes TYRANNY, whether those that thus use it are one or many. Thus we read of the thirty tyrants at Athens, as well as one at Syracuse; and the intolerable dominion of the Decemviri at Rome was nothing better."

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RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

what did bush do

when those powers went to obama?

nothing?? thought so.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

because one serial killer

leading "the free world" makes it ok for everybody else to be a serial killer too, right?

in a necon's mind??

yes it does, as long as they are killing the type of people the neocons want them to kill.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

Obama would have had

nothing to worry about - if he lost, his successor would carry on the plan in a similar fashion. Again, trying to get the masses to believe there are two rival teams...nonsense, yes?

The nugget of truth in this article is the fact that murderous powers are indeed at work, operating at will, globally.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Sounds like mass-murders hate competition.