According to this newspaper report, all Obama administration officials involved were unanimous in approval of the administration’s claim of power to execute Americans without conviction, without trial, without due process, without any presentation or testing of evidence. There was not one single voice of dissent to the administration's claim to totalitarian power of summary execution over citizens. The only excuse they needed to rationalize this dangerous precedent was to have an administration employee write a secret legal memo concluding it is OK.
This is truly disgusting. Obviously the neo-cons have flooded this poll. Time to get the Ron Paul army in and turn this around.
New member post! Please help me with this idea, to help Dr. Paul contexturalize the assault on due process and the Bill of Rights represented by the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki:
I sent the letter below to Dr. Paul's congressional site, please refine or add to this idea and tweet, FB or email him with ideas, because the majority of comments on MSM articles out there seem to uphold Obama's high crime of the murder of a citizen without due process under the law...they don't understand the ramifications of this henious action! Here's my email:
Dr. Paul & Staff,
Unfortunately, under the Patriot Act we can't impeach President Obama for his assasination of Anwar al-Awlaki. We should have pushed to impeach President Obama when he went to war with Libya without getting Congresses approval and making a declaration. This went against the Constitution that he swore to defend when he was innagurated as President.
(CNN) -- President Obama authorized the killing of an American citizen because he had declared war on the United States and encouraged others to bring harm to America. Whatever Anwar al-Awlaki's wrongs -- and there were many -- when America kills its own without a trial, it not only demeans itself but it hands over a propaganda victory to its enemies.
Great Article from The Economist:
Though America no longer subjects suspected terrorists to waterboarding, Guantánamo is still open, an emblem of everything America is supposed not to stand for. Many of its inmates could spend the rest of their lives in captivity without ever having a proper trial.