Oregon's Senators: Where are you? Only Rand Paul is demanding an explanation for killing of US CitizensSubmitted by RandWatcher on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 16:38
Joe Clifford | Salem-News.com
May 19, 2014
Like Rand Paul or not, he is the only member of Congress who is demanding a legal explanation for the killing of US citizens.
Mr. Paul is held in contempt by the left for many legitimate reasons, but the left cannot find it within themselves to rally behind Mr. Paul for trying to prevent more killings of US citizens. Not one member of the left, or Democratic Party is willing to stand with Mr. Paul in demanding a legal explanation for the killing of US citizens. Shame on them!
Mr. Paul is attempting to block the nomination of David Barron as a member of the US Court of Appeals because Paul says it was Barron who wrote the legal briefs justifying earlier assassinations, but Paul argues: "I’ve read David Barron’s memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas without a trial or legal representation, and I am not satisfied.
"While the president forbids me from discussing what is in the memos, I can tell you what is not in the memos. There is no valid legal precedent to justify the killing of an American citizen not engaged in combat."
So if Mr. Paul is correct in his assessment of there being no "legal justification", then it must be an illegal killing, or murder, yet Mr. Paul stands alone in the US Congress.
And where do Oregon’s Senators stand on the issue of assassinating US citizens without due process?
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