Only 48 People Oppose Summary Executions. Death Star more popular than human life.Submitted by scotaboman on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 01:24
Perhaps there are a few more out there, but two weeks ago (February 13th) a petition was posted on the whitehouse.gov site that said,
We, the People of the United States of America, do not grant our government the power of summary execution of Citizens.
1) We, the People of the United States of America, naturalized Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, do not grant permission to our Government to execute United States Citizens with the use of drones, or via any method contrary to the United States Constitution.
2) We, the People of the United States, do not condone our duly elected President(s) possessing a "kill list".
Whereas, the President of the United States possesses no such authority,
Whereas, the Constitution of the United States guarantees the right of trial,
We direct this administration to immediately cease the practice of summary execution, on the order of the President of the United States, in the name of the People of the United States.
We the undersigned are appreciative of your immediate attention.
I thought this would go viral given that something as stupid as the Death Star received support from 34,435 signers. At the time I thought that one was meant as a joke, but high tech homicide is apparently something Americans love. Perhaps, most people view remote assassinations by drone as the next best thing to the death star.
After becoming aware of the petition to stop Summary Executions, I have repeatedly shared it with my 4,695 Facebook friends, most of whom claim to be liberty minded. If less than a percent of them oppose these atrocities, it is difficult to believe the rest of the country is much better. I keep asking people why they support this homicidal policy, and I don’t get a response.
Perhaps people need to take another look at this video of two journalists being assassinated by a hit squad in Iraq to remind themselves of what they are condoning with their silence. This video was in Iraq. But given current policy, it could just as easily be next door…
It could be you.
Here is the petition link: